Acrivastine / pseudoephedrine Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on June 25, 2020.
Commonly reported side effects of acrivastine/pseudoephedrine include: dizziness and drowsiness. Other side effects include: insomnia, sedated state, and xerostomia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to acrivastine/pseudoephedrine: oral capsule
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, acrivastine / pseudoephedrine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking acrivastine / pseudoephedrine:
Symptoms of overdose
- Blurred vision
- chest pain or discomfort
- cold, clammy, or pale skin
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- irregular heartbeats
- shortness of breath
- slow heart rate
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of acrivastine / pseudoephedrine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Dry mouth
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- Acid or sour stomach
- body aches or pain
- dryness or soreness of the throat
- lack or loss of strength
- runny nose
- stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
- tender, swollen glands in the neck
- trouble sleeping
- trouble swallowing
- voice changes
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to acrivastine / pseudoephedrine: oral capsule
Very common (10% or more): Headache (19%), somnolence (12%)
Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Insomnia, nervousness
Common (1% to 10%): Dysmenorrhea
Common (1% to 10%): Pharyngitis, cough increase
Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia
1. "Product Information. Semprex-D (acrivastine-pseudoephedrine)." Endo Laboratories LLC, Chadds Ford, PA.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.