Suphedrine PE Side Effects
Generic Name: phenylephrine
Note: This document contains side effect information about phenylephrine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Suphedrine PE.
For the Consumer
Applies to phenylephrine: intravenous solution
Along with its needed effects, phenylephrine (the active ingredient contained in Suphedrine PE) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking phenylephrine:Incidence not known
- Blurred vision
- chest pain or discomfort
- difficult or labored breathing
- fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
- nausea or vomiting
- pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck
- pounding in the ears
- tightness in the chest
- unusual tiredness
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking phenylephrine:Symptoms of overdose
- Feeling of fullness in the head
- pounding or rapid pulse
- tingling in the arms or legs
Some side effects of phenylephrine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Incidence not known
- itching skin
- pain in the neck
- pain or discomfort in chest, upper stomach, or throat
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to phenylephrine: compounding powder, injectable solution, intravenous solution, oral disintegrating strip, oral liquid, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet chewable extended release, oral tablet disintegrating
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included respiratory difficulty.[Ref]
General side effects have included pallor and weakness.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Ah-Chew D (phenylephrine)." WE Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ramona, CA.
Some side effects of Suphedrine PE 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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