pseudoephedrine and triprolidine (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is pseudoephedrine and triprolidine (Allerfrim, Allerphed, Altafed, Aphedrid, A-Phedrin, Aprodine, Biofed-PE, Genac, Histafed, Pediatex TD, Tripohist D, Vi-Sudo, Zymine-D)?
- What are the possible side effects of pseudoephedrine and triprolidine?
- What is the most important information I should know about pseudoephedrine and triprolidine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking pseudoephedrine and triprolidine?
- How should I take pseudoephedrine and triprolidine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking pseudoephedrine and triprolidine?
- What other drugs will affect pseudoephedrine and triprolidine?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since cold or allergy medicine is usually taken only as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, 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, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, warmth or tingly feeling, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking pseudoephedrine and triprolidine?
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 a decongestant can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects.
Do not use any other over-the-counter 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 a certain drug. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains an antihistamine or decongestant.
What other drugs will affect pseudoephedrine and triprolidine?
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by pseudoephedrine and triprolidine.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- medicines to treat high blood pressure;
- 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);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others; or
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with pseudoephedrine and triprolidine. 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 pseudoephedrine and triprolidine.
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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