Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Aldex D, Deconsal CT Tannate, Poly Hist Forte, Pyril D, Ru-Hist-D, Ryna-12, Viravan-S, V-Tann
Generic Name: phenylephrine and pyrilamine (Pronunciation: FEN il EFF rin and pir IL a meen)
What is phenylephrine and pyrilamine (Aldex D, Deconsal CT Tannate, Poly Hist Forte, Pyril D, Ru-Hist-D, Ryna-12, Viravan-S, V-Tann)?
Pyrilamine 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.
Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
The combination of phenylephrine and pyrilamine is used to treat runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.
Phenylephrine and pyrilamine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
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 medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious 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 phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
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 used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.
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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