Generic Name(s): chlorpheniramine, codeine, and pseudoephedrine
Drug Class: decongestant, cough suppressant, antihistamine combination
Treats: The common cold, Allergies ,Sinusitis ,Bronchitis ,Hay fever
Phenylhistine is a combination medication that used to treat hay fever, allergies, the common cold and a variety of other breathing complications such as sinusitis and bronchitis. Phenylhistine is also used to relieve watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose and throat.
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Phenylhistine contains a narcotic cough suppressant, an antihistamine, and a decongestant. The cough suppressant works by affecting certain parts of the brain (cough center) to reduce the urge to cough. The antihistamine works by interfering with the activities of histamine.;
Histamine is produced naturally by the body during an allergic reaction. The decongestant works by shrinking the blood vessels in the nasal passage to relieve a stuffy nose. Note that Phenylhistine will not treat a cough resulting from asthma, emphysema or asthma. Also, Phenylhistine has not shown to be safe or effective in children below the age of six years. Phenylhistine is used to treat:
- Hay fever
Phenylhistine should be used as directed by the doctor. The doctor may use factors such as your weight, medical history and response to treatment to determine the Phenylhistine dose. The time, length and interval between doses are determined by the severity of the condition being treated. Equally, the amount of Phenylhistine to be administered depends on the strength of the drug. Below is the Phenylhistine dosage
- 10 mL orally every 4 hours. Do not to exceed 4 doses every 24 hours
If you miss a Phenylhistine dosage, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the subsequent dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the regular schedule
Phenylhistine Side Effects
Just like any other drug using Phenylhistine will cause side effects.; The extent of the side effects may vary from one patient to the other.; Not all side effects may be reported but do not hesitate to contact your doctor immediately you experience the severe side effects listed below. Mild side effects may go away as the body gets used to the effects of the drug.
Common Phenylhistine Side Effects:
- Upper stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
Call the Doctor if You Experience These Severe Side Effects:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe headache
- Severe dizziness
- Tightness in the chest
Phenylhistine may cause other side effects not listed above
Below is a list of drugs and substances that can interact with Phenylhistine. In most instances, Phenylhistine may not be combined with other drugs unless under the doctor"s direction. Seek your doctor"s advice before using any new medications or substances.
Drugs that Interact With Phenylhistine:
Phenylhistine may interact with other drugs and substances not listed above. Be sure to share a list of all drugs, both prescription and non-prescription as well as dietary supplements that you may be using to help monitor possible interactions with your doctor.