chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine (cont.)
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- What is chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine (B-Tuss, Coughtuss, Cytuss HC, De-Chlor HC, DroTuss-CP, Ed-TLC, Ed-Tuss HC, Endal-HD Plus, H-C Tussive, Histussin-HC, Hydron CP, Hydro-PC II, Hydro-PC II Plus, Liquicough HC, Maxi-Tuss HCX, Mintuss MS, Neo HC, Poly-Tussin, Poly-Tussin HD, Relacon-HC, Relacon-HC NR, Relasin-HC, Rindal HD Plus, Rindal-HD, Triant-HC, Tusana-D, Z-Cof HC)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine?
- How should I take chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine?
- What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
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. An overdose of hydrocodone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, feeling restless or nervous, vomiting, stomach pain, warmth or tingly feeling, seizure (convulsions), pinpoint pupils, confusion, cold and clammy skin, weak pulse, shallow breathing, fainting, or breathing that stops.
What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine?
Chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine.
What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- blood pressure medication;
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT);
- an antidepressant;
- a diuretic (water pill);
- medication to treat irritable bowel syndrome;
- bladder or urinary medications such as oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol) or tolterodine (Detrol);
- aspirin or salicylates (such as Disalcid, Doan's Pills, Dolobid, Salflex, Tricosal, and others);
- seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), carteolol (Cartrol), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren), and others; or
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), mesoridazine (Serentil), pimozide (Orap), or thioridazine (Mellaril).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with chlorpheniramine, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine. 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, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine.
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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