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Carboxine-PSE Side Effects

Generic name: carbinoxamine / pseudoephedrine

Note: This document contains side effect information about carbinoxamine / pseudoephedrine. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Carboxine-PSE.

Applies to carbinoxamine/pseudoephedrine: oral liquid, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet extended release.


Always ask a doctor before giving a cold or allergy medicine to a child, even if the medicine label provides dosing instructions for children. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

Do not use carbinoxamine and pseudoephedrine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take carbinoxamine and pseudoephedrine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

Carbinoxamine and pseudoephedrine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of this medication.

Call your doctor if you have a fever, or if your symptoms get worse or do not improve after taking this medicine for 7 days.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

Continue taking this medication and talk to your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to carbinoxamine / pseudoephedrine: oral liquid, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet extended release.


Cardiovascular side effects have included arrhythmias and increased heart rate or blood pressure.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, nausea, anorexia, and heart burn.[Ref]


General side effects have included weakness and pallor.[Ref]


Genitourinary side effects have included polyuria and dysuria.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included sedation, dizziness, headache, nervousness, convulsion, central nervous system stimulation, tremors, hallucinations, and insomnia.[Ref]


Ocular side effects have included diplopia.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included respiratory difficulty.[Ref]

More about Carboxine-PSE (carbinoxamine / pseudoephedrine)

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Related treatment guides


1. (2004) "Product Information. Pediatex D (carbinoxamine-pseudoephedrine)." Zyber Pharmaceuticals Inc

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.