carbetapentane, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Carbetaplex, MonteCough)?
Since cough or cold medicine is taken when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Carbetaplex, MonteCough)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme dizziness or restless feeling, severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, rapid heart rate, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
What should I avoid while taking carbetapentane, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine (Carbetaplex, MonteCough)?
This medicine may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of carbetapentane, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, cough, or sleep medicine. Antihistamines, decongestants, and cough suppressants are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains an antihistamine, decongestant, or cough suppressant.
Avoid taking this medication if you also take diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications). Taking a stimulant together with a decongestant can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects.
What other drugs will affect carbetapentane, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine (Carbetaplex, MonteCough)?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as narcotic pain medication, sedatives, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by brompheniramine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take carbetapentane, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine if you are also using any of the following drugs:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with carbetapentane, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about carbetapentane, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine.
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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