Generic Name(s): Phenylephrine
Drug Class: Nasal antihistamines and decongestants
Treats: Sneezing, watery eyes, runny or stuffy nose, cough
Pendex is a combination of products used to treat symptoms caused by common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever, sinusitis, and bronchitis. It works by killing the causative agents of these infections. Pendex can also be used as a cough suppressant.
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Phenylephrine, the general name for Pendex, can be used as a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passage. When dilated, blood vessels can cause nasal congestion. As a cough suppressant, Pendex affects a part of the brain that reduces the urge to cough. Pendex is used to treat all of the following:
- Running or stuffy nose
- Watery eye caused by allergies or the common cold
Dosage can depend on the condition of each patient and can vary from person to person, but the standard dosage for adults and children is:
Adult Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion:
- 5 to 40 mL orally every 4 to 6 hours a day.
Pediatric Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion:
- 2 - 5 years: 1.25 - 2.5 mL orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 10 mL per day.
- 6 - 11 years: 2.5 - 5 mL every 4 to 6 hours. Do not exceed 20 mL per day.
- 12 years and older: 5 to 10 mL orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 40 mL daily.
Pendex Side Effects
Depending on the health condition of the patient, side effects caused by Pendex can range from mild to severe. A few patients report cases of serious side effects after using Pendex. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:
- Pounding heartbeats
- Severe anxiety
- Painful urination
- Little or no urinating
- Dangerously high blood pressure
- Uneven heartbeats
Other common side effects may include:
- Mood changes
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
Pendex's interaction with other drugs may change how it works and can cause different side effects in the body. Discuss with your doctor about any allergic symptoms to Pendex before taking. Also, disclose all medications you use or plan to use to your doctor for preventive measures. Some of the known drugs to interact with Pendex include:
- Anticholinergic drugs (e.g. Benztropine, belladonna alkaloids)
- Antihistamines (e.g. Diphenhydramine)
- Beta-blockers (e.g. Metoprolol, Atenolol)
- Certain inhaled anesthetics (e.g. Halothane)
- Narcotic antagonists (e.g. Naltrexone, Naloxone)
- Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. Amitriptyline, Desipramine)