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Pseudacarb Side Effects

Generic Name: carbetapentane / pseudoephedrine

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

For the Consumer

Applies to carbetapentane / pseudoephedrine: oral suspension extended release, oral tablet chewable

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking carbetapentane/pseudoephedrine: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using carbetapentane and pseudoephedrine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;

  • pale skin, weakness;

  • severe dizziness, vision problems, hallucinations;

  • painful or difficult urination; or

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.

Common side effects may include:

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 carbetapentane / pseudoephedrine: oral liquid, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet chewable

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included tachycardia, palpitations, pallor, arrhythmias, and cardiovascular collapse with hypotension.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, dizziness, fear, anxiety, tenseness, hallucinations, tremor, weakness, insomnia, convulsions, and central nervous system depression.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included respiratory difficulty.[Ref]

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included dysuria and urinary retention.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Respi-Tann Pd (carbetapentane-pseudoephedrine)." Teamm Pharmaceuticals Inc, Morrisville, NC.

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.

More about Pseudacarb (carbetapentane / pseudoephedrine)

Consumer resources

Other brands: Re-Tann, Respi-Tann, Respi-Tann Pd

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