carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, and pyrilamine (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, and pyrilamine (Corzall Plus, Zotex-D)?
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 a cough or cold medicine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, pyrilamine.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, and pyrilamine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
This medication can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medication.
How should I take carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, and pyrilamine (Corzall Plus, Zotex-D)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Cold medicine is usually taken for only a short time until your symptoms clear up.
Measure this medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
You may take this medication with or without food. Taking it with food or milk may decrease stomach upset.
This medication may cause dry mouth. You may need to suck on ice chips or hard candy to relieve this side effect.
Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of taking this medication. Call your doctor any time if your symptoms get worse or if you also have a fever, headache, or skin rash.
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.
If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time if you have taken a cold medicine within the past few days.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
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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