Drug Name: COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE
COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE DESCRIPTION:
ANTIHISTAMINES WITH DECONGESTANTS - ORAL LONG ACTING
COMMON COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE BRAND NAME(S):
Contac, Deconamine SR, Dimetapp, Drixoral, Naldecon, Nolamine, Novafed A, Ornade, Tavist-D, Teldrin, Trinalin
COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE SIDE EFFECTS:
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: trouble breathing, irregular irregular heartbeat, chest pain, ringing in the ears, difficulty urinating. 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.
HOW TO USE COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE:
COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE: May be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Sustained-release or long acting tablets and capsules must be swallowed whole. Chewing or crushing them will destroy the long action and may increase side effects. 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.
COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE USES:
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.
COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE PRECAUTIONS:
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: asthma, glaucoma, ulcers, difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid gland. Check this product's ingredient list for phenylpropanolamine (PPA). The FDA has issued warnings regarding PPA side effects. Consult your pharmacist promptly if it contains PPA or if you are uncertain this product has PPA. COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Check other medicines you take for duplications. Do not drink alcoholic beverages. Do not give extended-release tablets to a child younger than 12 years of age unless directed to do so by a doctor.
COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially medication for: high blood pressure, seizures, depression. Tell your doctor if you use any medications that make you drowsy such as: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, narcotic pain medication (e.g., codeine), other cold or allergy drugs. Do not take COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE 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.
COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE OVERDOSE:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose in children may include dizziness, nausea/vomiting, abnormal eye movements, flushed face, dry mouth, change in amount of urine, fever, excitation, agitation, unconsciousness, bizarre behavior, confusion, restlessness, irritability, delirium, twitching, tiredness, abnormal tongue movement, trembling extremities, slurred speech, or seizures. Symptoms of overdose in adults may include nausea/vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, or unconsciousness, which may be followed by excitement or seizures.
MISSED COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE DOSE:
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.
COLD CAPSULE TIME RELEASE STORAGE:
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.