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Generic: chlorpheniramine/hydrocodone/PSE
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It is used to treat the cough and congestion of colds and other respiratory infections
               



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What is this medicine?

CHLORPHENIRAMINE; HYDROCODONE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (klor fen IR a meen; hye droe KOE done; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine, cough suppressant, and a decongestant. It is used to treat the cough and congestion of colds and other respiratory infections. It is also used to treat the symptoms of allergy. 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
  • drug abuse or addiction
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • if you have taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
  • recent head trauma
  • stomach ulcer
  • trouble passing urine
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to chlorpheniramine, codeine, hydrocodone, 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. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. 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 it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

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
  • antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
  • barbiturates like phenobarbital
  • certain heart medicines like metoprolol and digoxin
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for sleep
  • medicines for stomach problems like hyoscyamine
  • methyldopa
  • muscle relaxants
  • naltrexone
  • narcotic medicines (opiates) for pain
  • tramadol

               
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