Little Colds Decongestant Side Effects
Generic Name: phenylephrine
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug phenylephrine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Little Colds Decongestant.
It is possible that some side effects of Little Colds Decongestant may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
For the Consumer
Applies to phenylephrine: oral strips orally dissolving, oral tablets, parenteral injection
Side effects include:
Systemic use: May cause restlessness, anxiety, nervousness, weakness, dizziness, precordial pain or discomfort, tremor, respiratory distress, pallor or blanching of the skin, or a pilomotor response.
Anorectal use: In recommended dosages for local effect in anorectal disorders (e.g., hemorrhoids), adverse systemic effects of vasoconstrictors such as phenylephrine (the active ingredient contained in Little Colds Decongestant) generally are minimal.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to phenylephrine: compounding powder, injectable solution, intravenous solution, oral disintegrating strip, oral liquid, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet chewable extended release, oral tablet disintegrating
Nervous system side effects have included headache, dizziness, nervousness, restlessness, tremor, insomnia, convulsions, and central nervous system depression.
Cardiovascular side effects have included palpitations, arrhythmias, and cardiovascular collapse with hypotension.
Psychiatric side effects have included hallucinations, fear, and anxiety.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea.
Respiratory side effects have included respiratory difficulty.
Genitourinary side effects have included dysuria.
General side effects have included pallor and weakness.
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