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Ru-Hist Forte 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 Ru-Hist Forte.

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:

  • confusion, hallucinations;

  • feeling nervous or irritable;

  • trouble sleeping;

  • 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

  • increased blood pressure--severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears, anxiety, nosebleed.

Side effects may be more likely in older adults.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, constipation, loss of appetite;

  • rash or itching;

  • increased sweating;

  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;

  • blurred vision;

  • 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

Nervous system side effects including drowsiness and sedation have been reported.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects including dryness of the mucous membranes have been reported.[Ref]

References

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 of Ru-Hist Forte 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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