Gelhist Pediatric Side Effects
Generic Name: chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / pyrilamine
Note: This document contains side effect information about chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / pyrilamine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Gelhist Pediatric.
For the Consumer
Applies to chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / pyrilamine: oral liquid, oral suspension, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
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:
feeling nervous or irritable;
little or no urination;
a seizure (convulsions);
numbness or tingly feeling;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest; or
Side effects may be more likely in older adults.
Common side effects may include:
rash or itching;
dry mouth, nose, or throat;
headache, dizziness; 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 chlorpheniramine/phenylephrine/pyrilamine: oral liquid, oral suspension, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
Nervous system side effects including drowsiness and sedation have been reported.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects including dryness of the mucous membranes have been reported.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Poly Hist PD (chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine / pyrilamine)." Poly Pharmaceuticals Inc, Quitman, MS.
2. "PDR Generics. 4th ed." Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics (1998):
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.