Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Conex, Drixoral, Drixoral Cold and Allergy
Generic Name: dexbrompheniramine and pseudoephedrine (Pronunciation: dex brome fen IR a meen/soo doe e FED rin)
What is dexbrompheniramine and pseudoephedrine (Conex, Drixoral, Drixoral Cold and Allergy)?
Dexbrompheniramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
Dexbrompheniramine and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to treat runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.
Dexbrompheniramine and pseudoephedrine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of dexbrompheniramine and pseudoephedrine (Conex, Drixoral, Drixoral Cold and Allergy)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
Other common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about dexbrompheniramine and pseudoephedrine (Conex, Drixoral, Drixoral Cold and Allergy)?
You should not use this medication if you have severe constipation, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or if you are unable to urinate.
Do not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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