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V-COF Side Effects

Generic name: brompheniramine / carbetapentane / phenylephrine

Note: This document contains side effect information about brompheniramine / carbetapentane / phenylephrine. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name V-COF.

Applies to brompheniramine/carbetapentane/phenylephrine: oral liquid, oral suspension, oral suspension extended release.


Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

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

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

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 brompheniramine / carbetapentane / phenylephrine: oral liquid, oral suspension, oral suspension extended release.


Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension, palpitations, tachycardia and extrasystole.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, sedation, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination, fatigue, confusion, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, tremor, irritability, insomnia, euphoria, paresthesias, vertigo, tinnitus, acute, neuritis and convulsions.[Ref]


Ocular side effects have included blurred vision and diplopia.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.[Ref]


Genitourinary side effects have included urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary retention, and early menses.[Ref]


Hematologic side effects have included hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and agranulocytosis.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included thickening of bronchial secretions, tightness of chest or throat, wheezing, nasal stuffiness, and dryness of the mouth, nose and throat.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity side effects have included drug rash and anaphylactic shock.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria and photosensitivity.[Ref]


General side effects have included chills and excessive perspiration.[Ref]

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1. (2005) "Product Information. BetaTan (brompheniramine / carbetapentane / phenylephrine)." WraSer Pharmaceuticals

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.