"Common colds are the main reason that children miss school and adults miss work. Each year in the United States, there are millions of cases of the common cold. Adults have an average of 2-3 colds per year, and children have even more.
The most common effects associated with antihistamines have been drowsiness sedation, dryness of mucous membranes, and gastrointestinal effects. Serious side effects with oral antihistamines or sympathomimetics have been rare.
Other adverse reactions may include:
Gastrointestinal - epigastric discomfort, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation. Respiratory - tightness of the chest and wheezing, shortness of breath. Hematologic - hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis.
Read the Deconsal CT (phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
MAO inhibitors may prolong and intensify the anticholinergic effects of sympathomimetic agents. Thus, concomitant administration of Deconsal® CT Tannate Chewable Tablets and MAO inhibitors should be avoided (see "CONTRAINDICATIONS").
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/5/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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