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Generic: carbetapentane-pseudoephedrine
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It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, a cold, or other sinus problems
               



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What is this medicine?

CARBETAPENTANE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, a cold, or other sinus problems. It may help with cough and runny nose. 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
  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate within the last 14 days
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, 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. Chew it completely before swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. 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 of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 60 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:
  • 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
  • linezolid
  • mecamylamine
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for heart problems
  • methyldopa
  • procarbazine
  • reserpine
  • St. John's Wort
  • theophylline

               
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