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Deconsal CT Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is phenylephrine and pyrilamine (Deconsal CT)?
- What are the possible side effects of phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
- What is the most important information I should know about phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
- How should I take phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
- What other drugs will affect phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since this medicine is taken when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
This medicine may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of pyrilamine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, cough, allergy, or sleep medicine. Antihistamines and decongestants are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains an antihistamine or decongestant.
What other drugs will affect phenylephrine and pyrilamine?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as narcotic pain medication, sedatives, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by pyrilamine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take phenylephrine and pyrilamine if you are also using any of the following drugs:
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine);
- benztropine (Cogentin);
- topiramate (Topamax);
- zonisamide (Zonegran);
- anti-nausea medications such as belladonna (Donnatal), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), solifenacin (Vesicare), tolterodine (Detrol), or Urogesic Blue;
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Hyomax), or propantheline (Pro Banthine); or
- ulcer medicine such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) or mepenzolate (Cantil).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with phenylephrine and pyrilamine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about phenylephrine and pyrilamine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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