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Phenylephrine / Pyrilamine Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 5 mg-30 mg/5 mL ; 25 mg-60 mg ; 10 mg-16 mg ; 10 mg-30 mg ; 10 mg-30 mg/5 mL ; 5 mg-16 mg/5 mL ; 10 mg-25 mg ; 12.5 mg-30 mg/5 mL ; 25 mg-30 mg ; 9 mg-12 mg/5 mL

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 25 mg-60 mg oral tablet:
1 or 2 tablets orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 20 mg-16 mg oral tablet, chewable, extended release:
1 or 2 tablets orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 5 mg-16 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 9 mg-12 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours as needed, not to exceed 20 mL in 24 hours.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-25 mg oral tablet:
1 tablet orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
5 mL orally every 6 to 8 hours as needed, not to exceed 25 mL in 24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Cold Symptoms

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 25 mg-60 mg oral tablet:
1 or 2 tablets orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 20 mg-16 mg oral tablet, chewable, extended release:
1 or 2 tablets orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 5 mg-16 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 9 mg-12 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours as needed, not to exceed 20 mL in 24 hours.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-25 mg oral tablet:
1 tablet orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
5 mL orally every 6 to 8 hours as needed, not to exceed 25 mL in 24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 5 mg-16 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
phenylephrine-pyrilamine 12.5 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral suspension:
2 years to 5 years: 2.5 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.
6 years to 11 years: 5 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.
12 years or older: 5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 12.5 mg-30 mg oral tablet, chewable:
2 years to 5 years: 1/2 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
6 years to 11 years: 1/2 to 1 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
12 years or older: 1 to 2 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 5 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral suspension:
2 years to 5 years: 2.5 to 5 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.
6 years or older: 5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 25 mg-60 mg oral tablet:
6 years to 11 years: 1/2 to 1 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
12 years or older: 1 to 2 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-16 mg oral tablet, chewable, extended release:
2 years to 5 years: 1/2 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
6 years to 11 years: 1/2 to 1 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
12 years and older: 1 or 2 tablets orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 9 mg-12 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
2 years to 5 years: 2.5 mL orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 5 mL in 24 hours.
6 years to 11 years: 5 mL orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 10 mL in 24 hours.
12 years or older: 5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 20 mL in 24 hours.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-25 mg oral tablet:
6 years to 11 years: 1/2 tablet orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 3 tablets in 24 hours.
12 years or older: 1 tablet orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
6 years to 11 years: 2.5 mL orally every 6 to 8 hours as needed, not to exceed 25 mL in 24 hours.
12 years or older: 5 mL orally every 6 to 8 hours as needed, not to exceed 15 mL in 24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cold Symptoms

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 5 mg-16 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
phenylephrine-pyrilamine 12.5 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral suspension:
2 years to 5 years: 2.5 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.
6 years to 11 years: 5 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.
12 years or older: 5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 12.5 mg-30 mg oral tablet, chewable:
2 years to 5 years: 1/2 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
6 years to 11 years: 1/2 to 1 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
12 years or older: 1 to 2 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 5 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral suspension:
2 years to 5 years: 2.5 to 5 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.
6 years or older: 5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 25 mg-60 mg oral tablet:
6 years to 11 years: 1/2 to 1 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
12 years or older: 1 to 2 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-16 mg oral tablet, chewable, extended release:
2 years to 5 years: 1/2 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
6 years to 11 years: 1/2 to 1 tablet orally every 12 hours as needed.
12 years and older: 1 or 2 tablets orally every 12 hours as needed.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 9 mg-12 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
2 years to 5 years: 2.5 mL orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 5 mL in 24 hours.
6 years to 11 years: 5 mL orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 10 mL in 24 hours.
12 years or older: 5 to 10 mL orally every 12 hours, not to exceed 20 mL in 24 hours.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-25 mg oral tablet:
6 years to 11 years: 1/2 tablet orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 3 tablets in 24 hours.
12 years or older: 1 tablet orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours.

phenylephrine-pyrilamine 10 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
6 years to 11 years: 2.5 mL orally every 6 to 8 hours as needed, not to exceed 25 mL in 24 hours.
12 years or older: 5 mL orally every 6 to 8 hours as needed, not to exceed 15 mL in 24 hours.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Use with caution in patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, narrow angle glaucoma or prostatic hypertrophy.

Dialysis

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