chlorpheniramine, pyrilamine, and phenylephrine (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine (AllerTan, Chlorex-A 12, Conal, MyHist-PD, Nalex A 12, Phena-Plus, Phena-S, Poly Hist PD, R-Tannate, Ru-Hist Forte, Tri-Hist Pediatric, Triotann-S Pediatric, Triple Tannate Pediatric, Triplex AD)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine?
- How should I take chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine?
- What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine?
- 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.
Overdose symptoms may include dry mouth, dilated pupils, nausea, vomiting, and warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin.
What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, cough, allergy, or pain medicine. Antihistamines and decongestants 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 or decongestant.
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.
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.
What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine?
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by chlorpheniramine or pyrilamine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other cough and cold medications.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- blood pressure medication;
- an antidepressant;
- a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (Solfoton) and others;
- 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); or
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), carteolol (Cartrol), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine.
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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