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carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine (D-Tann CT, Dytan-CS)?

Do not take carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine if you have taken selegiline (Carbex, Eldepryl) or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have

You may not be able to take carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

It is not known whether this medication will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine may pass into breast milk and be harmful to a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

If you are over 65 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine. You may need a lower dose of this medication.

How should I take carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine (D-Tann CT, Dytan-CS)?

Take carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine exactly as directed. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Shake the suspension well before measuring a dose. To ensure that you get a correct dose, measure the liquid form of carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.

Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of this medication can cause serious harm.

Do not take carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine for longer than is prescribed. If your symptoms do not improve, if they get worse, or if they are accompanied by fever, talk to your doctor.

Store carbetapentane, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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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