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What is this medicine?

ACETAMINOPHEN; PHENYLTOLOXAMINE (a set a MEE noe fen; fen ill toe LOX a meen) is a combination of a pain reliever and an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies. It may help with headache, runny nose, and sneezing. This medicine will not treat an infection.

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

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • glaucoma
  • if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • trouble passing urine
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to acetaminophen, phenyltoloxamine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Tablets may be broken in half. Do not chew or crush this medicine. 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 some forms of this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

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

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 may interact with this medicine?

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

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • acetaminophen
  • barbiturates, like phenobarbital
  • 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

               
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