Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets

Generic Name: chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan (KLOR-fen-IR-a-meen/DEX-troe-meth-OR-fan)
Brand Name: Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose

Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets is used for:

Relieving symptoms such as cough; runny nose; itchy, watery eyes; and sneezing due to colds, upper respiratory infections, and allergies. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets is an antihistamine and cough suppressant combination. It works by blocking the action of histamine, which reduces allergy symptoms such as watery eyes and sneezing. The cough suppressant works in the brain to help decrease the cough reflex.

Do NOT use Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets
  • you are unable to urinate or are having an asthma attack
  • you take sodium oxybate (GHB) or you have taken furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • if you have a history of asthma, lung problems (eg, emphysema), adrenal gland problems (eg, adrenal gland tumor), heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart blood vessel problems, stroke, glaucoma, a blockage of your stomach or intestines, ulcers, a blockage of your bladder, trouble urinating, an enlarged prostate, seizures, or an overactive thyroid
  • if you have a history of chronic cough, or if your cough occurs with large amounts of mucus
  • if you are on a low-salt (sodium) diet or you have phenylketonuria

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Furazolidone, MAOIs (eg, phenelzine), or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of serious side effects, such as severe low blood pressure, severe drowsiness, breathing problems, fever, severe muscle problems, and possibly death, may be increased by Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets:

Use Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets by mouth with or without food.
  • Chew well before swallowing.
  • If you miss a dose of Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets.

Important safety information:

  • Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets; it may add to their effects. Talk to your doctor before you use medicines that may cause drowsiness.
  • Do NOT exceed the recommended dose or take Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 5 to 7 days, if they become worse, or if they occur with a fever, rash, or persistent headache, check with your doctor.
  • Do not use Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets for a cough with a lot of mucus. Do not use it for a long-term cough (eg, caused by asthma, emphysema, smoking). However, you may use it for these conditions if your doctor tells you to.
  • Some of these products contain phenylalanine. If you must have a diet that is low in phenylalanine, ask your pharmacist if it is in your product.
  • Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • If you are scheduled for allergy skin testing, do not take Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets for several days before the test because it may decrease your response to the skin tests.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Use Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Caution is advised when using Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially excitability.
  • Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 6 years old without checking with the child's doctor; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets while you are pregnant. It is not known if Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets.

Possible side effects of Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness or anxiety; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching, difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty urinating or inability to urinate; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; tremor; trouble sleeping; vision changes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include blurred vision; confusion; hallucinations; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; severe drowsiness; unusually fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; vomiting.

Proper storage of Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets:

Store Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Triaminic Cough and Runny Nose chewable tablets.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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