dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine (Altarussin CF, Ambifed-G DM, Relacon-DM NR, Robitussin Cold and Cough, Robitussin Pediatric Cough and Decongestant, Suda-Tussin DM, Touro CC, Touro CC-LD, Tussafed-LA)?
- What are the possible side effects of dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine?
- What is the most important information I should know about dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine?
- How should I take dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine?
- What other drugs will affect dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling restless or nervous.
What should I avoid while taking dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine?
This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of this medication.
Avoid taking diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications) without your doctor's advice. Taking a stimulant together with cough or cold medicine can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects.
Do not use any other over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or sleep medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of one or more types of medicine. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains a decongestant, expectorant, or cough suppressant.
What other drugs will affect dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine?
Before taking dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- celecoxib (Celebrex);
- cinacalcet (Sensipar);
- darifenacin (Enablex);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex);
- ranolazine (Ranexa)
- ritonavir (Norvir);
- sibutramine (Meridia);
- terbinafine (Lamisil);
- medicines to treat high blood pressure; or
- antidepressant medications such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, 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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