Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine

Name: Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking this medicine?

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

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, or pseudoephedrine.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:

  • liver disease, alcoholism, or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day;

  • a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines);

  • bladder obstruction or other urination problems;

  • high blood pressure, heart disease, coronary artery disease;

  • overactive thyroid;

  • asthma, COPD, cough with mucus, or cough caused by smoking, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis;

  • pheochromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor); or

  • if you take potassium (Cytra, Epiklor, K-Lyte, K-Phos, Kaon, Klor-Con, Polycitra, Urocit-K).

It is not known whether this medication will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.

Acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine may pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Antihistamines and decongestants may also slow breast milk production. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

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:

  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling nervous and excitable.
  • Not able to sleep.
  • Feeling sleepy.

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-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Some side effects of acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine 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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