Solotuss Side Effects
Generic Name: carbetapentane
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug carbetapentane. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Solotuss.
For the Consumer
Applies to carbetapentane: suspension
No COMMON side effects have been reported with carbetapentane (the active ingredient contained in Solotuss) suspension. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking carbetapentane:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to carbetapentane: oral suspension extended release
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and other gastrointestinal disturbances.[Ref]
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]
1. "Product Information. solotuss (carbetapentane)." Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, Madison, MS.
2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"
It is possible that some side effects of Solotuss may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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