Carbetapentane / phenylephrine / pyrilamine Side Effects
Applies to carbetapentane/phenylephrine/pyrilamine: oral suspension, oral tablet.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.
Do not use cough and cold medicine if you have untreated or uncontrolled diseases such as glaucoma, asthma or COPD, high blood pressure, heart disease, coronary artery disease, a stomach ulcer, or overactive thyroid.
Do not use a cough or cold medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking carbetapentane / phenylephrine / pyrilamine: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using carbetapentane, phenylephrine, and pyrilamine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
fast or pounding heartbeats;
confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, or nervousness;
urinating less than usual or not at all;
easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or`
Less serious side effects of carbetapentane / phenylephrine / pyrilamine may include:
headache, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, problems with memory or concentration;
feeling restless or excited (especially in children);
sleep problems (insomnia);
increased urination; or
flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to carbetapentane / phenylephrine / pyrilamine: oral suspension, oral tablet.
Nervous system side effects have included drowsiness and sedation.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have included upset stomach and dry mucous membranes.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included respiratory difficulty.[Ref]
General side effects have included weakness and pallor.[Ref]
Cardiovascular side effects have included arrhythmias, increased heart rate, and increased blood pressure.[Ref]
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