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Generic: carbetapentane/chlorpheniramine/phenylephrine
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It is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and a cold
               



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What is this medicine?

CARBETAPENTANE; CHLORPHENIRAMINE; PHENYLEPHRINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; klor fen IR a meen; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant, an antihistamine, and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of 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:
  • asthma
  • diabetes
  • difficulty passing urine
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • taking MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane, chlorpheniramine, 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 with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not chew or crush. You can take this medicine with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. 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 12 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:
  • 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
  • caffeine
  • barbiturates, like phenobarbital
  • mecamylamine
  • 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
  • procarbazine
  • St. John's Wort
  • theophylline

               
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