Acetaminophen / Pheniramine / Phenylephrine Powder Packets

Name: Acetaminophen / Pheniramine / Phenylephrine Powder Packets

Uses of Acetaminophen/Pheniramine/Phenylephrine Powder Packets

  • It is used to treat nose stuffiness.
  • It is used to ease allergy signs.
  • It is used to ease pain and fever.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Acetaminophen/Pheniramine/Phenylephrine Powder Packets?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
  • Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this medicine (acetaminophen/pheniramine/phenylephrine powder packets) affects you.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
  • If you are on a low-salt or salt-free diet, talk with your doctor.
  • Avoid other sources of acetaminophen. Check labels closely. Too much acetaminophen may cause problems.
  • Very bad and sometimes deadly liver problems have happened with the use of acetaminophen. Some people needed a liver transplant. Liver problems happened most often in people taking more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) in a day. People were often taking more than one drug with acetaminophen in it. Talk with your doctor.
  • Call your doctor right away if you take more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) of acetaminophen in a day, even if you feel well.
  • This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine (acetaminophen/pheniramine/phenylephrine powder packets).
  • Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
  • Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 4 years of age.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine (acetaminophen/pheniramine/phenylephrine powder packets) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Acetaminophen/Pheniramine/Phenylephrine Powder Packets) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take tablet with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
  • Melt 1 packet in hot water. Sip while hot.
  • If using a microwave, melt 1 packet in cool water. Microwave until hot. Do not overheat. Stir before and after heating.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you take this medicine (acetaminophen/pheniramine/phenylephrine powder packets) on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine (acetaminophen/pheniramine/phenylephrine powder packets), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine (acetaminophen/pheniramine/phenylephrine powder packets). It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine (acetaminophen/pheniramine/phenylephrine powder packets).

Review Date: October 4, 2017

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