chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
Do not use chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine 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. Dangerous side effects may occur if you take chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to chlorpheniramine or methscopolamine, or if you have:
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 use chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine 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 medicine.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 6 years old.
How should I take chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
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 instructions on your prescription label.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release tablet or capsule. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or opening the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
The chewable tablet must be chewed before swallowing.
Measure the liquid form of 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 where you can get one.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse after taking this medicine for 7 days.
This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine. You may need to stop using the medication for a short time before having a medical test.
Store chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine 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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