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Brand Names: Arbinoxa, Palgic

Generic Name: carbinoxamine (Pronunciation: car bi NOX a meen)

What is carbinoxamine (Arbinoxa, Palgic)?

Carbinoxamine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Carbinoxamine is used to treat runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.

Carbinoxamine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Palgic 4 mg

round, white, imprinted with PAL, 4

What are the possible side effects of carbinoxamine (Arbinoxa, Palgic)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using carbinoxamine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • wheezing, tightness in your chest;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • easy bruising or bleeding; or
  • pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness, confusion;
  • loss of coordination;
  • blurred vision, headache, ringing in your ears;
  • upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;
  • diarrhea, constipation;
  • stuffy nose, chest congestion;
  • increased sweating, numbness or tingling;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • dry mouth or nose;
  • mild skin rash; or
  • feeling restless or excited (especially in children).

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 carbinoxamine (Arbinoxa, Palgic)?

Do not use carbinoxamine 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.

This medication may cause blurred vision and may 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 carbinoxamine. carbinoxamine.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, if they get worse, or if you also have a fever.



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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