Carbetapentane-chlorpheniramine-phenylephrine Oral Suspension

Name: Carbetapentane-chlorpheniramine-phenylephrine Oral Suspension

Highlights for carbetapentane-chlorpheniramine-phenylephrine

CARBETAPENTANE; CHLORPHENIRAMINE; PHENYLEPHRINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; klor fen IR a meen; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant, an antihistamine, and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and a cold. This medicine will not treat an infection.

This drug also comes in other forms, including Oral tablet

This drug can cause serious side effects. See which side effects you should report to your doctor right away.

Know how to use your medication, and learn what might happen if you miss a dose.

Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.

Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.

Carbetapentane-chlorpheniramine-phenylephrine Side Effects

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • anxiety, nervous, or restless
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • hallucinations
  • problems with balance, talking, or walking
  • seizures

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry eyes or mouth
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset
  • tiredness
  • trouble sleeping

Carbetapentane-chlorpheniramine-phenylephrine May Interact with Other Medications

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • bromocriptine
  • dihydroergotamine, ergotamine
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • caffeine
  • barbiturates like phenobarbital
  • mecamylamine
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for sleep
  • muscle relaxers
  • narcotic pain medicines
  • other medicines for cold, cough or allergy
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • procarbazine
  • St. John's Wort
  • theophylline
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.

How to Use carbetapentane-chlorpheniramine-phenylephrine

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. You can take this medicine with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • asthma
  • diabetes
  • difficulty passing urine
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • phenylketonuria
  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate within the last 14 days
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane, chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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