Carbinoxamine / Pseudoephedrine Dosage

This dosage information may not include all the information needed to use Carbinoxamine / Pseudoephedrine safely and effectively. See additional information for Carbinoxamine / Pseudoephedrine.

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Liquid:
10 mL orally 4 times a day as needed.

Suspension, extended release:
10 mL to 20 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.

Tablets: 1 to 2 tablets orally 4 times a day as needed.

Sustained release tablets: 1 tablet every 12 hours as needed.

Maximum dose: 240 mg/day of pseudoephedrine.

Usual Adult Dose for Cold Symptoms

Liquid:
10 mL orally 4 times a day as needed.

Suspension, extended release:
10 mL to 20 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.

Tablets: 1 to 2 tablets orally 4 times a day as needed.

Sustained release tablets: 1 tablet every 12 hours as needed.

Maximum dose: 240 mg/day of pseudoephedrine.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Drops:
1 to 3 months: 0.25 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 15 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
3 to 6 months: 0.5 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 30 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
6 to 9 months: 0.75 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 45 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
9 to 18 months: 1 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 60 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).

Liquid:
less than 2 years: safety and effectiveness unknown
2 years to 6 years: 5 mL orally 4 times a day. (Maximum dose: 60 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
7 years: 10 mL orally 4 times a day. (Maximum dose: 120 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).

Syrup:
less than 2 years: safety and effectiveness unknown
2 years to 5 years: 2.5 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 60 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
6 years or older: 5 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 120 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).

Suspension, extended release::
2 years to 6 years: 2.5 mL to 5 mL orally every 12 hours.
7 years to 11 years: 5 mL to 10 mL orally every 12 hours.
12 years or older: 10 mL to 20 mL orally every 12 hours.

Sustained release tablets:
12 years or older: 1 tablet orally 2 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 240 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cold Symptoms

Drops:
1 to 3 months: 0.25 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 15 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
3 to 6 months: 0.5 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 30 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
6 to 9 months: 0.75 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 45 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
9 to 18 months: 1 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 60 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).

Liquid:
less than 2 years: safety and effectiveness unknown
2 years to 6 years: 5 mL orally 4 times a day. (Maximum dose: 60 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
7 years: 10 mL orally 4 times a day. (Maximum dose: 120 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).

Syrup:
less than 2 years: safety and effectiveness unknown
2 years to 5 years: 2.5 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 60 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).
6 years or older: 5 mL orally 4 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 120 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).

Suspension, extended release::
2 years to 6 years: 2.5 mL to 5 mL orally every 12 hours.
7 years to 11 years: 5 mL to 10 mL orally every 12 hours.
12 years or older: 10 mL to 20 mL orally every 12 hours.

Sustained release tablets:
12 years or older: 1 tablet orally 2 times a day as needed. (Maximum dose: 240 mg/day of pseudoephedrine).

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Carbinoxamine-pseudoephedrine should be used with caution in patients with hypertension, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, thyroid disease and/or prostatic hypertrophy.

The FDA has not approved use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications to children aged less than 2 years, and proper dosing for children in this age group has not been studied. Clinicians should be aware of the risk for serious illness or fatal overdose from administration of cough and cold medications to children aged less than 2 years. Clinicians should be certain that caregivers understand 1) the importance of administering cough and cold medications only as directed and 2) the risk for overdose if they administer additional medications that might contain the same ingredient.

Dialysis

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