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Semprex D Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Semprex-D
Generic Name: acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Pronunciation: a KRIV a steen and SOO doe ee FED rin)
- What is acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
- What are the possible side effects of acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
- What is the most important information I should know about acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
- How should I take acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Semprex D)?
- What happens if I overdose (Semprex D)?
- What should I avoid while taking acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
- What other drugs will affect acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
Acrivastine is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
The combination of acrivastine and pseudoephedrine is used to treat runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.
Acrivastine and pseudoephedrine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
capsule, green/white, imprinted with MEDEVA, SEMPREX-D
What are the possible side effects of acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
- severe dizziness or anxiety;
- confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or
- dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, trouble breathing, uneven heart rate, seizure).
Less serious side effects may include:
- blurred vision;
- dry mouth;
- upset stomach, constipation;
- loss of appetite;
- dizziness, drowsiness;
- problems with memory or concentration;
- warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin;
- feeling restless or excited (especially in children);
- sleep problems (insomnia); or
- skin rash or itching.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Semprex D (acrivastine and pseudoephedrine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about acrivastine and pseudoephedrine (Semprex D)?
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, 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.
Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.
Additional Semprex D Information
Semprex D - User Reviews
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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