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Vanacof CD Side Effects

Generic Name: codeine / dexchlorpheniramine / phenylephrine

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug codeine / dexchlorpheniramine / phenylephrine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vanacof CD.

Applies to codeine / dexchlorpheniramine / phenylephrine: oral liquid

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

Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast or pounding heartbeat;

  • wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing;

  • severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, nervousness, tremors;

  • confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;

  • seizure (convulsions);

  • urinating less than usual or not at all;

  • easy bruising or bleeding;

  • pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, weakness; or

  • increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure).

Less serious side effects include:

  • nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;

  • constipation, diarrhea;

  • dizziness, drowsiness, headache;

  • loss of coordination;

  • blurred vision;

  • excitability (especially in children);

  • sleep problems (insomnia);

  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;

  • chest congestion;

  • chills, increased sweating;

  • itching or mild rash; or

  • ringing in your ears.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

It is possible that some side effects of Vanacof CD 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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