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XiraTuss Side Effects

Generic name: carbetapentane / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 2, 2023.

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

Applies to carbetapentane / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine: oral liquid.

Serious side effects of XiraTuss

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

Other side effects of XiraTuss

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to carbetapentane/chlorpheniramine/phenylephrine: oral suspension extended release, oral tablet extended release.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included drowsiness and sedation.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included dryness of mucous membranes.[Ref]


1. (2001) "Product Information. Myciguent (neomycin topical)." Pharmacia and Upjohn

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.