PediaCare Children's Decongestant Side Effects
Generic Name: phenylephrine
Note: This document contains side effect information about phenylephrine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name PediaCare Children's Decongestant.
Some side effects of PediaCare Children's Decongestant may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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 PediaCare Children's 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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