"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.
This product contains an antihistamine that may cause drowsiness and may have additive central nervous system (CNS) effects with alcohol or other CNS depressants (e.g., hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers). Antihistamines should be used with caution in patients with stenosing peptic ulcer, pyloroduodenal obstruction, and urinary bladder obstruction due to symptomatic prostatic hypertrophy and narrowing of the bladder neck.
Antihistamines are more likely to cause dizziness, sedation, and hypotension in elderly patients and therefore should be used with caution. Antihistamines may cause excitation, particularly in pediatric patients, but their combination with sympathomimetics may cause either mild stimulation or mild sedation.
Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility
No long-term animal studies have been performed with Deconsal® CT (phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets) Tannate Chewable Tablets.
Teratogenic Effects- Pregnancy Category C
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Deconsal® CT (phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets) Tannate Chewable Tablets. It is also not known whether Deconsal® CT (phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets) Tannate Chewable Tablets can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Deconsal® CT (phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets) Tannate Chewable Tablets should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Labor and Delivery
Because of the higher risk of intolerance of antihistamines in small infants generally, and in newborns and prematures in particular, Deconsal® CT (phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets) Tannate Tablets should not be administered to a nursing mother.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/5/2009
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