Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Allres Pd, Carb Pseudo-Tan, Corzall, Pseudacarb, Respi-TANN, Respi-Tann Pd, Re-Tann
Generic Name: carbetapentane and pseudoephedrine (Pronunciation: kar BAY ta PEN tane and SOO doe ee FED rin)
What is carbetapentane and pseudoephedrine (Allres Pd, Carb Pseudo-Tan, Corzall, Pseudacarb, Respi-TANN, Respi-Tann Pd, Re-Tann)?
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
Carbetapentane and pseudoephedrine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of carbetapentane and pseudoephedrine?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about carbetapentane and pseudoephedrine?
Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cough, cold, or allergy medicine. Many combination medicines available over the counter may contain similar drug ingredients. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains a decongestant or cough suppressant.
Do not take a cough or cold medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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