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carbetapentane, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking carbetapentane, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine (C-Tanna 12D, Tannate 12D S, Tannihist-12D, Tussi-12D, Tussi-12D S)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to carbetapentane, phenylephrine, or pyrilamine, or to other decongestants or antihistamines.

Do not use a cough or cold medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take cough or cold medicine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to take carbetapentane, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine, or you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.

This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

This medication may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take carbetapentane, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine (C-Tanna 12D, Tannate 12D S, Tannihist-12D, Tussi-12D, Tussi-12D S)?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended. Cold medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

This medication can cause you to have unusual results with allergy skin tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are taking an antihistamine.

Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have a fever with a headache, cough, or skin rash.

Store the medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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