chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine (cont.)
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- What is chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine (AccuHist PDX Drops, Atuss DS, Children's NyQuil, Creomulsion Cough/Cold/Allergy, Creomulsion Pediatric, Dicel DM, Dicel DM Chewables, Entre-S, Esocor P, Kidcare Cough and Cold, M-End DM, Mesehist DM, Neutrahist PDX Drops, Nyquil Child Cough and Cold, Pediatric Cough & Cold Medicine, Rescon-DM, Robitussin Pediatric Night Relief, Robitussin PM Cough & Cold, Triaminic Cold and Cough, Triaminic Multi-Sympton, Triaminic Night Time, Triaminic Softchew Cold and Cough, Triaminic-D Multi-Symptom Cold, Vicks 44M Pediatric, Vicks Pediatric Formula 44M)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine?
- How should I take chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine?
- What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since cough or cold 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?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine?
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.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Chlorpheniramine can decrease sweating and you may be more prone to heat stroke.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of this medication.
Avoid taking this medication if you also take diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications). Taking a stimulant together with a decongestant can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, cough, or allergy medicine. Chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine 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, cough suppressant, or decongestant.
What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine?
Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine if you are also using any of the following drugs:
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- a diuretic (water pill), or blood pressure medicine;
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Hyomax), or propantheline (Pro Banthine); or
- salicylates such as aspirin, Backache Relief Extra Strength, Novasal, Nuprin Backache Caplet, Doan's Pills Extra Strength, Pepto-Bismol, Tricosal, and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, 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, dextromethorphan, 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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