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Generic: carbetapentane-phenylephrine
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It is used to treat the symptoms of allergy, colds, asthma, and bronchitis
               



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What is this medicine?

CARBETAPENTANE; PHENYLEPHRINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; fen il EF rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergy, colds, asthma, and bronchitis. 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:
  • diabetes
  • difficulty passing urine
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • phenylketonuria
  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane, phenylephrine, 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. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Household spoons are not accurate. Take your doses at regular times. Do not take more medicine 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.

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:
  • bromocriptine
  • ergot alkaloids like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • stimulants

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • barbiturates, like phenobarbital
  • mecamylamine
  • medicines for chest pain, heart disease, blood pressure, irregular heart beat
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for sleep
  • other medicines for cold, cough or allergy
  • procarbazine
  • reserpine
  • some herbal or nutritional supplements like St. John's Wort

               
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