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Solotuss Side Effects

Generic name: carbetapentane

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

Applies to carbetapentane: oral suspension extended release.


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and other gastrointestinal disturbances.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included dizziness and drowsiness. Other potential reactions include anxiety, disturbed coordination, euphoria, fatigue, headache, acute labyrinthitis, neuritis, paresthesias, tinnitus, and vertigo.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity side effects have included pruritus, rash, and urticaria. Anaphylactic shock has been reported.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included photosensitivity. Rare cases of allergic exanthema have been associated with carbetapentane (the active ingredient contained in Solotuss) use.[Ref]


Hematologic side effects have included rare cases of leukopenia reported in patients receiving carbetapentane (the active ingredient contained in Solotuss) [Ref]

More about Solotuss (carbetapentane)

Related treatment guides


1. "Product Information. solotuss (carbetapentane)." Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals (2007):

2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

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.