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Generic: carbetapentane-pyrilamine
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It is used to relieve cough due to asthma, bronchitis, and a cold
               



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What is this medicine?

CARBETAPENTANE; PYRILAMINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; peer ILL a meen) is a combination of a cough suppressant and an antihistamine. It is used to relieve cough due to asthma, bronchitis, and a cold. 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
  • lung disease
  • overactive thyroid
  • phenylketonuria
  • if you have taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in the last 14 days
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane; pyrilamine, 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. Take this medicine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach. Shake well before use. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. 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 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:
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • medicines for anxiety or sleep
  • medicines that cause drowsiness
  • other medicines for colds or cough

               
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