Comtrex Cold and Cough
Antitussive Combinations with Analgesics Oral tablet
What is this medicine?
ACETAMINOPHEN; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE is a combination of pain reliever, a cough suppressant, and a decongestant. It is used to treat the aches and pains, cough, and congestion of a cold. This medicine will not treat an infection.
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Read More ›
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
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
chest pain, tightness
dizziness, nervousness, or sleeplessness
fast, irregular heartbeat
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusually weak or tired
yellowing of skin or eyes
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, mouth
loss of appetite
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
ergot alkaloids like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
stimulant medicines like dextroamphetamine and others
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
medicines for chest pain like isosorbide dinitrate, nitroglycerin
medicines for sleep during surgery
other medicines for cold, cough or allergy
other medicines with acetaminophen
St. John's Wort
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.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
high blood pressure
if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
trouble passing urine
an unusual or allergic reaction to acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Who should not take Comtrex Cold and Cough?
Check with your doctor if you have any of the following:
acute myocardial infarction, alcoholism, aneurysm, angina, arteriosclerosis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, AV block, bladder obstruction, bone marrow suppression, bradycardia, breast-feeding, bronchitis, bundle-branch block, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac disease, cardiomyopathy, cerebrovascular disease, children, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), closed-angle glaucoma, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, driving or operating machinery, emphysema, G6PD deficiency, geriatric, heart failure, hepatic disease, hepatitis, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, immunosuppression, increased intraocular pressure, infants, infection, intracranial bleeding, labor, MAOI therapy, myocardial infarction, neonates, neutropenia, obstetric delivery, organic brain syndrome, peripheral vascular disease, pregnancy, prostatic hypertrophy, renal disease, renal failure, renal impairment, stroke, tachycardia, thyrotoxicosis, tobacco smoking, urinary retention, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia
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