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Use chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; thickening of mucus secretions; upset stomach; vomiting.
If you suddenly stop taking chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid, you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms including anxiety; diarrhea; fever, runny nose, or sneezing; goose bumps and abnormal skin sensations; nausea; vomiting; pain; rigid muscles; rapid heartbeat; seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there; shivering or tremors; sweating; trouble sleeping.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
Store chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Some medical conditions may interact with chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid. l your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Relieving runny nose, sneezing, and cough due to colds, upper respiratory infections, and allergies. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
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Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
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This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid.
Some children have had serious and sometimes fatal breathing problems when uing codeine after surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids. Talk with your doctor for more information.
Generic Name: chlorpheniramine/codeine (KLOR-fen-IR-a-meen/KOE-deen) Brand Name: Examples include Notuss-AC and Z-Tuss AC.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision, double vision, or other vision changes; confusion; difficulty urinating or inability to urinate; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; loss of coordination; mood or mental changes; nervousness; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; severe drowsiness; shallow breathing; tremor; trouble sleeping; uncontrolled muscle movements; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual weakness or tiredness.
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid. l your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Hay Fever prednisone promethazine Zyrtec Benadryl loratadine cetirizine monukast Singulair fluticasone nasal Phenergan diphenhydramine dexamethasone More.
Cough and Nasal Congestion Bromfed DM Mucinex D Resperal-DM Entex LA Promethazine VC with Codeine Zutripro Vanacof Robitussin Cold Cough and Flu Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold Tusnel Rynex DM Deconex DMX More.
Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.
Data sources include Micromedex (updated Sep 26th, 2014), Cerner Multum (updated Oct 16th, 2014), Wolters Kluwer (updated Oct 9th, 2014) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.
Chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid is an antihistamine and narcotic cough suppressant combination. The antihistamine works by blocking the action of histamine, which helps reduce symptoms, such as watery eyes and sneezing. The cough suppressant works in the brain to help decrease the cough reflex, which reduces a dry cough.
Contact (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediay. Symptoms may include blurred vision; chest pain; cold or clammy skin; confusion; difficult or very slow breathing; hallucinations; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; severe drowsiness; unusually fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; vomiting.
CSA Schedule M Multiple: 3,5.
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid may not work as well and may require higher doses to obtain the same effect as when originally taken. This is known as TOLERANCE. Talk with your doctor if chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid stops working well. Do not take more than prescribed.
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, some people develop a need to continue taking chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid. This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use chlorpheniramine/codeine liquid.
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