chlorpheniramine, codeine, and pseudoephedrine (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is chlorpheniramine, codeine, and pseudoephedrine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
- What are the possible side effects of this medicine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
- What is the most important information I should know about this medicine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking this medicine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
- How should I take this medicine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
- What happens if I overdose (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
- What should I avoid while taking this medicine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
- What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine, codeine, and pseudoephedrine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
Since this medicine is taken when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of codeine can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, extreme weakness, pinpoint pupils, cold and clammy skin, weak pulse, slow breathing, fainting, or breathing that stops.
What should I avoid while taking this medicine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking medicine that contains codeine. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with a narcotic medicine. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, cough, allergy, or sleep medicine. Antihistamines, decongestants, and cough suppressants are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains an antihistamine, decongestant, or cough suppressant.
This medicine may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine, codeine, and pseudoephedrine (Phenylhistine DH Expectorant, Tricode AR)?
Before using chlorpheniramine, codeine, and pseudoephedrine, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety).
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine);
- benztropine (Cogentin);
- naloxone (Narcan, Suboxone);
- topiramate (Topamax);
- tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet);
- zonisamide (Zonegran);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), bupropion (Wellbutrin), doxepin (Sinequan, Silenor), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
- anti-nausea medications such as belladonna (Donnatal), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), droperidol (Inapsine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), solifenacin (Vesicare), tolterodine (Detrol), or Urogesic Blue;
- bowel cleansing preparations (Half Lytely, Fleet Prep Kit, Evac-Q-Kwik, GoLytely, Supraprep, and others);
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Hyomax), or propantheline (Pro Banthine); or
- ulcer medicine such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) or mepenzolate (Cantil).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with chlorpheniramine, codeine, and pseudoephedrine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about chlorpheniramine, codeine, and pseudoephedrine.
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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