Brompheniramine / codeine / phenylephrine Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to brompheniramine / codeine / phenylephrine: tablets
Other dosage forms:
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking brompheniramine / codeine / phenylephrine:
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness or anxiety; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness.
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, slow, or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; loss of coordination; mental or mood changes (eg, irritability); ringing in the ears; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; severe drowsiness; shallow breathing; tremor; trouble sleeping; uncontrolled muscle movements; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual weakness or tiredness; vision changes or blurred vision.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to brompheniramine / codeine / phenylephrine: oral liquid
Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylactic shock, excessive perspiration, and chills.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included thickening of bronchial secretions, tightness of chest, wheezing, nasal stuffiness, and dryness of mouth, nose and throat.[Ref]
Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension, palpitations, tachycardia, and extra systoles.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects have included sedation, dizziness, sleepiness, disturbed coordination, fatigue, confusion, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, tremor, irritability, insomnia, euphoria, paresthesias, vertigo, hysteria, neuritis, tinnitus, acute labyrinthitis, and convulsions.[Ref]
Hematologic side effects have included hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and agranulocytosis.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have included epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary retention, and early menses.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria, drug rash, photosensitivity, and pruritis.[Ref]
Ocular side effects have included blurred vision and diplopia.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Poly-Tussin AC (brompheniramine / codeine / phenylephrine)." Poly Pharmaceuticals Inc, Quitman, MS.
Not all side effects for brompheniramine / codeine / phenylephrine may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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