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Pseudoephedrine/ triprolidine/ dextromethorphan suspension

Generic name: pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan [ SOO-doe-e-FED-rin/trye-PROE-li-deen/DEX-troe-meth-OR-fan ]
Brand name: Pediatex TDM

Pseudoephedrine/ triprolidine/ dextromethorphan suspension is used for:

Relieving symptoms of hay fever, allergies, or the common cold, including cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itching of the nose and throat, and itchy or watery eyes. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension is an antihistamine, decongestant, and cough suppressant combination. The antihistamine works by blocking the action of histamine, which helps reduce symptoms such as watery eyes and sneezing. The decongestant promotes sinus and nasal drainage, which relieves congestion and pressure. The cough suppressant works in the brain to help decrease the cough reflex to reduce a dry cough.

Do NOT use pseudoephedrine/ triprolidine/ dextromethorphan suspension if:

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

Before using pseudoephedrine/ triprolidine/ dextromethorphan suspension:

Some medical conditions may interact with pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially if any of the following apply to you:

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension 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 pseudoephedrine/ triprolidine/ dextromethorphan suspension:

Use pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension.

Important safety information:

Possible side effects of pseudoephedrine/ triprolidine/ dextromethorphan suspension:

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 (especially in children); headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; 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); confusion; difficulty urinating or inability to urinate; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; hallucinations; loss of coordination; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); seizures; severe dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, or headache; severe dryness of the mouth, nose, and throat; severe or persistent trouble sleeping; shortness of breath; tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision problems (eg, double vision, severe or persistent blurred vision).

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; flushing; hallucinations; mental or mood changes; muscle spasms; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; severe drowsiness; trouble breathing; unusually fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; vomiting.

Proper storage of pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension:

Store pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension 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 pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension 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 pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension. 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 pseudoephedrine/triprolidine/dextromethorphan suspension.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

Further information

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