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EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough

Generic Name: Acetaminophen/Chlorpheniramine/Dextromethorphan/Pseudoephedrine Liq & Syrup (a seet a MIN oh fen/klor fen EER a meen/dex troe meth OR fan/sue doe eh FED rin)
Brand Name: Children’s Non-Aspirin Cold/Cough, EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough, Tylenol Children’s Cold/Cough

Medically reviewed on May 2, 2018

Uses of EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough:

  • It is used to treat nose stuffiness.
  • It is used to ease allergy signs.
  • It is used to relieve coughing.
  • It is used to ease pain and fever.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough?

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
  • Do not take EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup) for longer than you were told by your doctor.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup) affects you.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup).
  • Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
  • Avoid other sources of acetaminophen. Check labels closely. Too much acetaminophen may cause problems.
  • Very bad and sometimes deadly liver problems have happened with the use of acetaminophen. Some people needed a liver transplant. Liver problems happened most often in people taking more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) in a day. People were often taking more than one drug with acetaminophen in it. Talk with your doctor.
  • Call your doctor right away if you take more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) of acetaminophen in a day, even if you feel well.
  • This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup).
  • Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough) best taken?

Use EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
  • Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup). If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup).

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you take EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup) on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • Many times EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup) is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.

See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
  • Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
  • A very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.

What are some other side effects of EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling nervous and excitable.
  • Not able to sleep.
  • Feeling sleepy.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about EQL Pain Relief Plus Cold/Cough (acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine liq & syrup), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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