- RESPIRATORY TRACT DRUGS
- Pharmaceutical Form : Syrups & Solutions
- Composition : Acetaminophen 160 mg+ Clorphenramine maleate 1 mg+ Phenylephrine HCl 2.5 mg
- Active Substance : Acetaminophen+ Clorphenramine maleate+ Phenylephrine HCl
This drug is an antihistamine, decongestant, and pain reliever combination. It works by blocking histamine that causes sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. It also relieves nasal congestion and pain associated with sinus pressure, and dries the nose and chest
It is indicated for relieving symptoms of colds, flu, hay fever or other respiratory allergies: such as minor pains, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion, Sneezing, stuffy and runny nose, itching of the nose or throat, watery eyes, reduces fever and it promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage, relieves sinus congestion and pressure.
Temporarily relieves minor pains associated with headache, muscular aches, minor arthritis, common cold, toothache, menstrual cramps.
It may also be used for other conditions as determined by the doctor
- If the patient is allergic to any ingredient of the drug or with other drugs contains the same active ingredients.
- In a patient who is taking monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (anti-depressant, psychiatric drugs, or Parkinson’s drug) (eg, phenelzine) or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug.
- Children under 6 years of age.
- It shouldn’t be taken to make a child sleep.
Warning and precautions:
- Duration of therapy should not exceed 5 days.
- This drug may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Driving or doing anything that could be dangerous and should be avoided until the patient knows how he reacts to it.
- Using this drug alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen the ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
- Diet or appetite medicines shouldn’t be taken with this drug without checking with the doctor.
- If the patient is having trouble sleeping, ask the doctor or pharmacist about the best time of the day to take the drug
- Caution is advised when using this drug in the ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to its effects and in CHILDREN younger than 12 years of age because Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
- Liver warning: This product contains paracetamol. Severe liver damage may occur if the patient is talking other drugs containing paracetamol or the patient takes more than 5 doses (suspension) in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount. Alcohol use combined with this drug may increase the risk for liver damage
- Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, or it persists for more than 2 days, or it is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult the doctor promptly.
- Skin reactions: such as (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may persist and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if the patient has signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in the mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
Ask a doctor before use if the patient has:
Liver, kidney or heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, urinary blockage or difficulty urinating, an enlarged prostate gland, breathing problem (emphysema or chronic bronchitis, asthma) , glaucoma ,adrenal gland problems (eg, pheochromocytoma ) sleep apnea , trouble sleeping, stomach problems, viral hepatitis ,allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
Stop use and ask a doctor:
If the patient gets nervous, dizzy or sleepless, if symptoms get worse or lasts more than 7 days (for adults) and more than 5 days (for children), If fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days, redness or swelling is present, new symptoms occur.
- Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors: e.g : ( droxidopa, isoniazid, sodium oxybate (GHB)), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline): the concomitant administration may increases the risk of side effects
- Anticoagulant (eg, warfarin), bromocriptine, furazolidone, MAO inhibitors (eg, phenelzine), or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (eg, fluoxetine): the concomitant adminstarion increases the actions and the side effects of these drugs.
- Antihypertensive drugs such as beta-blockers (eg, atenolol) and guanethidine: these medicines may be less effective with the drug.
- sedatives and tranquilizers may increase the drowsiness effect
Common side effects include: Dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nose, or throat, headache, nausea, nervousness, trouble sleeping. Excitability may occur, especially in children
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING:
It is unknown if this drug can cause harm to the fetus. If the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the benefits and risks of using this drug during pregnancy should be discussed with the doctor.
Some of the ingredients in this drug are excreted in breast milk. If the patient will be breast-feeding while taking this drug, the risks to the baby should be checked with the doctor.
Dosage and administrations:
- It may be taken with food if stomach upsets occur. If u missed a dose take it as soon as possible if it is time for the next dose skip the dose the dose and take the next dose. Exceeding the recommended dose of this drug will not improve the condition faster and may increase the risk of side effects.
- Duration of therapy should not exceed 5 days.
- Adults and children 12 years and over: 20 ml every 4 hours.
- Children 6 to 12 years: suspension (2 tsps. or 10 mL) if needed repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last, do not give more than 5 times in 24 hours.
- Children below 6 years of age: contraindicated
- shake the suspension well before use
Symptoms may include fast or irregular heartbeat, fever, hallucinations, nausea, seizures, sweating, tremors, trouble breathing, unusual drowsiness or dizziness, vomiting. Could cause serious health problems, including liver damage
Store between (20-25(º C.
Do not refrigerate
Bottles of 100 ml