Dexchlorpheniramine / phenylephrine Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to dexchlorpheniramine/phenylephrine: oral tablet
Do not use this medicine only to make a child sleepy.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
nervousness, trouble sleeping;
little or no urination; or
Common side effects may include:
dry mouth, nose, or throat;
blurred vision; or
feeling restless or excited (especially in children).
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 dexchlorpheniramine/phenylephrine: oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
Nervous system side effects have included headache, dizziness, mild sedation, tremor, weakness, insomnia, drowsiness, restlessness, convulsions, central nervous system depression, and nervousness.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included respiratory difficulty.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included very rare reports of dermatitis.[Ref]
Ocular side effects have included blurring of vision.[Ref]
More about dexchlorpheniramine / phenylephrine
- Drug interactions
- Dosage information
- During pregnancy
- En español
- Drug class: upper respiratory combinations
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. RhinaHist (dexchlorpheniramine-phenylephrine)." Kowa Pharmaceuticals America (formerly ProEthic) (2007):
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.