Generic Name(s): carbetapentane / carbinoxamine / phenylephrine
Drug Class: Upper respiratory combinations
Treats: nasal congestion
Aridex is a drug whose generic name is carbetapentane, carbinoxamine, phenylephrine. It is categorized in drugs known as upper respiratory combinations. The main purpose of this drug is to fight all symptoms of allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, flu, common cold and hay fever. It is used to suppress sneezing, cough, watery eyes and other allergic symptoms in the body.
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Aridex is a combination of three different drugs. These drugs include carbetapentane, carbinoxamine and phenylephrine. Carbetapentane is known as a cough suppressant whose function is to mitigate cough reflex in the body. Carbinoxamine is an antihistamine. The function of antihistamines is to inhibit the release of a chemical known as histamine in the body. The chemical is known to produce allergic symptoms like watery eyes, a runny nose and others in the body. Phenylephrine is known as a decongestant whose function is to narrow blood vessels in the nose to lessen nasal congestion that causes stuffy nose and sneezing. Generally, the drug is used in the treatment of symptoms of hay fever, sinusitis, bronchitis, allergies and a common cold.
- Nasal congestion
Improper Aridex dosage can lead to complications in the body. Overdosage sometimes can even lead to death. Aridex should be taken in proper dosages as prescribed by the doctor. Aridex is in the form of oral drops and hence should be taken orally. Below is the proper dosage of Aridex.
Usual pediatric dosage for nasal congestion
- Should take 1ml 4 times daily
- Should take 0.75ml 4 times in a day
- Should take 0.5ml 4 times in a day
Aridex Side Effects
Like all other drugs, Aridex has side effects. Some of the side effects are common and may not need the attention of the doctor since they are as a result of chemical reaction with the body. Severe side effects may cause complications in the body and hence should be reported immediately to the doctor. Below are the side effects of Aridex.
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach
Severe side effects
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty urinating
- Pale skin
- Severe dizziness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Swelling of the tongue, lips, face and mouth
Many drugs suffer from interactions when used together with other drugs. You should consult your doctor so as to be aware of the drugs that can cause interactions with Aridex before taking it. You should also notify the doctor if you are taking any other drug. Below are the drugs that interact with Aridex.
- Allest sinus
- accuHist LA
- accuHist PDX Drops
- allergy pain relief
- acetaminophen/ aspirin/ diphenhydramine
- acetaminophen/ pseudoephedrine/ triprolidine
- Anacin PM aspirin free (acetaminophen/ diphenhydramine)
- Ana-kit (chlorpheniramine/ epinephrine)