Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine Powder Packets

Name: Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine Powder Packets

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine Powder Packets?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine powder packets). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
  • Do not take this medicine for longer than you were told by your doctor.
  • Avoid other sources of acetaminophen. Check labels closely. Too much acetaminophen may cause problems.
  • This medicine has acetaminophen in it. Very bad and sometimes deadly liver problems like the need for a liver transplant have happened with acetaminophen use. Most of the time, liver problems have happened in people taking more than 4,000 milligrams of acetaminophen in a day. Also, people who had liver problems were often using more than 1 drug that had acetaminophen in it. Talk with your doctor.
  • Call your doctor right away if you take more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) of acetaminophen in a day, even if you feel well.
  • Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
  • This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine powder packets).
  • If you are taking warfarin, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while you are taking it with this medicine.
  • Different brands of this medicine (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine powder packets) may be for use in different ages of children. Talk with the doctor before giving this medicine to a child.
  • If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), talk with your doctor. Some products have phenylalanine.
  • If you are on a low-sodium or low-potassium diet, talk with your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine powder packets) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine Powder Packets) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
  • Melt 1 packet in hot water. Sip while hot.
  • If using a microwave, melt 1 packet in cool water. Microwave until hot. Do not overheat. Stir before and after heating.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you take this medicine (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, phenylephrine powder packets) on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.

What are some other side effects of Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine Powder Packets?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling nervous and excitable.
  • Not able to sleep.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine Powder Packets?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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