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Neo AC Side Effects

Generic Name: codeine / pseudoephedrine / pyrilamine

Note: This document contains side effect information about codeine / pseudoephedrine / pyrilamine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Neo AC.

For the Consumer

Applies to codeine / pseudoephedrine / pyrilamine: oral liquid

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

Get emergency medical help if a child taking this medicine has breathing problems, blue lips, or severe drowsiness, or if you cannot wake the child up from sleep.

Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • noisy breathing, sighing, shallow breathing;

  • a slow heart rate or weak pulse;

  • nervousness, trouble sleeping;

  • severe headache or dizziness, ringing in your ears;

  • severe constipation; or

  • little or no urination.

Serious side effects may be more likely in older adults and those who are overweight, malnourished, or debilitated.

Common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling;

  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;

  • blurred vision;

  • nausea, vomiting, constipation; or

  • sleep problems (insomnia).

Side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, and confusion may be more likely in older adults.

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 codeine / pseudoephedrine / pyrilamine: oral liquid

General

The most commonly occurring side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, sleepiness, and disturbed coordination.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Hypotension, headache, palpitations, tachycardia, extrasystoles

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Nasal dryness, thickening of bronchial secretions, tightness of chest and wheezing, nasal stuffiness, respiratory depression

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Confusion, restlessness, excitation, anxiety, nervousness, irritability, insomnia, euphoria, hysteria, hallucination

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Dry mouth, dry throat, epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Sedation, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination, tremor, paresthesias, neuritis, convulsions, CNS depression

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary retention

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Blurred vision, diplopia

Other

Frequency not reported: Chills, fatigue, vertigo, tinnitus

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Drug rash, photosensitivity, excessive perspiration, urticaria

References

1. "Product Information. Codeine Sulfate (codeine)." Roxane Laboratories Inc, Columbus, OH.

2. "Product Information. Neo AC (codeine / pseudoephedrine / pyrilamine)." Laser Pharmaceuticals, Crown Point, IN.

3. American Geriatrics Society 2012 Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel "American Geriatrics Society updated Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults." J Am Geriatr Soc 60 (2012): 616-31

Some side effects of Neo AC may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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