Antihistamines provide relief of symptoms of allergies such as rash, hives, watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes and sneezing. Decongestants relieve congestion, promote sinus draining and improve breathing.
- Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
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- May be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
- It is recommended to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication, unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
- If symptoms do not improve after 7 days or are accompanied by a high fever, notify your doctor.
- Do not increase the dose or take this more frequently than recommended.
- May cause drowsiness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, stomach upset, blurred vision, restlessness, irritability and dry mouth and nose.
- These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication.
- If they persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you develop breathing difficulties, heart pounding, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, ringing in the ears, or difficulty urinating while taking this medication.
- May cause dizziness especially when rising quickly from a seated or lying position.
- Change positions slowly and be careful on stairs.
- Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- If you have asthma, glaucoma, an ulcer, difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, or an overactive thyroid gland, do not use this drug unless your doctor is aware of your medical condition.
- Check other medicines you take for duplications.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
- This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- Do not give this medication to a child younger than six years of age unless directed to do so by a doctor.
- If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor what medications you take, especially medication for high blood pressure, seizures, or depression; sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, narcotic pain medication, other cold or allergy medication and of any other drugs you may use, both prescription and nonprescription.
- Do not take this drug if you have taken an MAO inhibitor (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) within the last two weeks.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.