chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (cont.)
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- What is chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
- How should I take chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
- What happens if I overdose (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
- What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
- What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine overdose may include nausea, vomiting, severe drowsiness, shallow breathing, ringing in your ears, problems with balance or coordination, hallucinations (seeing things), sleep problems (insomnia), feeling restless or excited, blurred vision, tremors, flushed face, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather. Chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine increases the risk of heat stroke because it causes decreased sweating and can make you more sensitive to sunlight.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine.
Avoid using other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety), or medicines that may cause restlessness (such as caffeine, stimulants, diet pills, and decongestants contained in over-the-counter cold medicines). They can add to the side effects of chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine.
What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine (aeroHist, AlleRx DF Dose Pack, Ryneze)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- medicine to treat diarrhea (such as Immodium, Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol);
- atropine (Donnatal, and others);
- clidinium (Quarzan);
- dicyclomine (Bentyl);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- methantheline (Provocholine);
- methscopolamine (Pamine);
- propantheline (Pro-Banthine); or
- scopolamine (Transderm-Scop).
- a beta-blocker such as acebutolol (Sectral), atenolol (Tenormin), betaxolol (Kerlone), bisoprolol (Zebeta), carteolol (Cartrol), carvedilol (Coreg), esmolol (Brevibloc), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), penbutolol (Levatol), pindolol (Visken), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), or timolol (Blocadren);
- a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); or
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), amoxapine (Ascendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), or trimipramine (Surmontil).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about chlorpheniramine and methscopolamine written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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