Drug formLiquid (for oral use)
ATC categoryNon steroidal antiinflammatory drugs
ATC subcategoryOther combined anti-flu agents
Generic nameChlorpheniramine maleate, Phenylpropanolamine HCl, Acetaminophen(paracetamol)
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Overdosage with sedating antihistamines is associated with antimuscarinic, extrapyramidal, and CNS effects. When CNS stimulation predominates over CNS depression, which is more likely in children or the elderly, it causes ataxia, excitement, tremors, psychoses, hallucinations, and convulsions; hyperpyrexia may also occur. Deepening coma and cardiorespiratory collapse may follow. In adults, CNS depression is more common with drowsiness, coma, and convulsions, progressing to respiratory failure and cardiovascular collapse. Treatment of overdosage: treatment is symptomatic and supportive.
DRUG INTERACTIONS Administration of Phenylpropanolamine may cause a hypertensive crisis in patients receiving and MAOI (including an RIMA). Phenylpropanolamine should be avoided or used with care in patients undergoing anaesthesia with cyclopropane, halothane, or other volatile anaesthetics. An increased risk of arrhythmias may occur if given to patients receiving cardiac glycosides, quinidine, or trycyclic antidepressants, and there is an increased risk of vasoconstrictor or pressor effects in patients receiving ergot alkaloids or oxytocin.