Deconex IR

Last updated on RxList: 2/15/2022
Drug Description

What is Deconex IR and how is it used?

Deconex IR is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Nasal Congestion, Cough and Bronchial Irritation. Deconex IR may be used alone or with other medications.

Deconex IR belongs to a class of drugs called Cough/Cold, Non-narcotic Combos; Antitussive/Decongestant/Expectorant Combos.

It is not known if Deconex IR is safe and effective in children younger than 4 years of age.

What are the possible side effects of Deconex IR?

Deconex IR may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat,
  • severe anxiety, and
  • nervousness

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Deconex IR include:

  • dry mouth, nose, or throat,
  • upset stomach,
  • loss of appetite,
  • vomiting,
  • feeling excited,
  • restlessness,
  • sleep problems (insomnia,
  • headache, and
  • dizziness

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Deconex IR. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

DESCRIPTION

Drug Facts

Active Ingredients

Guaifenesin 385 mg
Phenylephrine HCl 10 mg

Indications

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INDICATIONS

Purpose (in each tablet)

Uses

Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to the common cold, hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or other respiratory allergies:

  • helps loosen phlegm and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive
  • nasal congestion
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • itching of the nose or throat
  • itchy, watery eyes

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Dosage

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

Do not exceed recommended dosage.

Adults and children 12 years of age and over: 1 tablet every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours.

Children 6 to under 12 years of age: ½ tablet every 4 hours, not to exceed 3 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor..

Children under 6 years of age: Consult a physician.

HOW SUPPLIED

Other Information

Tamper evident: do not use if tamper evident seal is broken or missing. Store at 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

Deconex IR Tablets are a green, oval, scored tablet debossed POLY 716 on one side, plain on the other.

NDC 50991-736-90

Inactive Ingredients

FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Blue No. 1, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate.

Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-882-1041

Manufactured for: Poly Pharmaceuticals, Huntsville, AL 35763. 1(800) 882-1041. Revised: Jun 2016

Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided. Please see the WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS sections

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

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Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Included as part of the PRECAUTIONS section.

PRECAUTIONS

Do not exceed recommended dosage.

A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache, consult a doctor.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

Ask a doctor before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers .

Stop use and ask a doctor if

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use

if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping
the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product

If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

No information provided.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

Do not exceed recommended dosage.

A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache, consult a doctor.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

Ask a doctor before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers .

Stop use and ask a doctor if

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use

if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping
the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product

If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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