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Dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 30, 2022.

Applies to dextromethorphan/phenylephrine/pyrilamine: oral liquid, oral suspension, oral suspension extended release, oral syrup, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet chewable extended release

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects including arrhythmias, hypertension, hypotension, and palpitations have been reported.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects including coordination disturbances, drowsiness, dysphoria, euphoria, headache, insomnia, irritability, nervousness, sedation, and seizures have been reported.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects including photosensitivity, pruritus, rash, and urticaria have been reported.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects including constipation, diarrhea, epigastric discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and xerostomia have been reported.[Ref]

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects including difficult urination and urinary frequency have been reported.[Ref]

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects including agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, and thrombocytopenia have been reported.[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Neuromuscular side effects including tremor and weakness have been reported.[Ref]

Ocular

Ocular side effects including visual disturbances have been reported.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects including shortness of breath and wheezing have been reported.[Ref]

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References

1. "Product Information. Viravan-DM (dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine)." PediaMed Pharmaceuticals Inc (2003):

2. "Product Information. Codal-DM Syrup (dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine)." Cypress Pharmaceutical Inc (2005):

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