Health Encyclopedia

 

Health Encyclopedia Home



Carbetapentane; Pseudoephedrine

Carbetapentane Citrate, Tannic Acid, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride Oral suspension

What is this medicine?

CARBETAPENTANE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; soo doe e FED rin) is a cough suppressant and decongestant medicine. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, a common cold, or other sinus problems. This medicine will not treat an infection.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • diabetes

  • difficulty passing urine

  • glaucoma

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure

  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate within the last 14 days

  • thyroid disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • bromocriptine

  • dihydroergotamine, ergotamine

  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol

  • linezolid

  • mecamylamine

  • medicines for blood pressure

  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances

  • medicines for heart problems

  • methyldopa

  • procarbazine

  • reserpine

  • St. John's Wort

  • theophylline

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • anxiety, nervous, or restless

  • breathing problems

  • changes in blood pressure

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • hallucinations

  • problems with balance, talking, or walking

  • seizure

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness

  • dry eyes or mouth

  • headache

  • nausea

  • tiredness

  • trouble sleeping

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Carbetapentane Tannate, Pseudoephedrine Tannate Chewable tablet

What is this medicine?

CARBETAPENTANE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE(kar bay ta PEN tane; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, a cold, or other sinus problems. It may help with cough and runny nose. This medicine will not treat an infection.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • diabetes

  • difficulty passing urine

  • glaucoma

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure

  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate within the last 14 days

  • thyroid disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Chew it completely before swallowing. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • bromocriptine

  • dihydroergotamine, ergotamine

  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol

  • linezolid

  • mecamylamine

  • medicines for blood pressure

  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances

  • medicines for heart problems

  • methyldopa

  • procarbazine

  • reserpine

  • St. John's Wort

  • theophylline

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • anxiety, nervous, restless

  • breathing problems

  • changes in blood pressure

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • hallucinations

  • problems with balance, talking, walking

  • seizure

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness

  • drowsy

  • dry eyes, mouth

  • headache

  • nausea

  • trouble sleeping

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Carbetapentane Tannate, Pseudoephedrine Tannate Oral suspension

What is this medicine?

CARBETAPENTANE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; soo doe e FED rin) is a cough suppressant and decongestant medicine. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies, a common cold, or other sinus problems. This medicine will not treat an infection.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • diabetes

  • difficulty passing urine

  • glaucoma

  • heart disease

  • high blood pressure

  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate within the last 14 days

  • thyroid disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane, pseudoephedrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • bromocriptine

  • dihydroergotamine, ergotamine

  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol

  • linezolid

  • mecamylamine

  • medicines for blood pressure

  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances

  • medicines for heart problems

  • methyldopa

  • procarbazine

  • reserpine

  • St. John's Wort

  • theophylline

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • anxiety, nervous, or restless

  • breathing problems

  • changes in blood pressure

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • hallucinations

  • problems with balance, talking, or walking

  • seizure

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness

  • dry eyes or mouth

  • headache

  • nausea

  • tiredness

  • trouble sleeping

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


 
Related Items
Wellness Library
  Antibiotics Not the Cure for the Common Cold
  Chicken Soup: Good for the Body and the Soul
  A Winter Cold: Not Inevitable
  Help for a Child with a Cold
  Is It an Allergy or a Cold?
  Paging Dr. Mom
  5 Ways to Avoid Colds and the Flu
  Stop the Spread of Germs at Work
  Older Adults and the Common Cold
Nutritional Supplement Advisor
  Echinacea
  Elderberry
  Vitamin C
  Zinc
Drug Reference
  Ibuprofen; Pseudoephedrine
  Phenylephrine; Promethazine
  Dexchlorpheniramine
  Zinc Salts
  Dextromethorphan; Phenylephrine; Pyrilamine
  Pleconaril
  Chlorpheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine
  Echinacea
  Chlorpheniramine; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  Naproxen; Pseudoephedrine
  Brompheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Guaifenesin
  Brompheniramine; Guaifenesin; Hydrocodone
  Chlorpheniramine; Guaifenesin; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  Chlorpheniramine; Dextromethorphan
  Brompheniramine; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  Carbetapentane; Chlorpheniramine
  Carbetapentane; Phenylephrine; Pyrilamine
  Carbinoxamine; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine
  Chlorpheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Phenylephrine
  Desloratadine; Pseudoephedrine
  Carbetapentane; Guaifenesin
  Chlorpheniramine; Dihydrocodeine; Pseudoephedrine
  Dihydrocodeine; Guaifenesin; Pseudoephedrine
  Carbetapentane; Guaifenesin; Phenylephrine
  Chlorpheniramine; Dihydrocodeine; Phenylephrine
  Diphenhydramine; Hydrocodone; Phenylephrine
  Acetaminophen; Chlorpheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Phenylephrine
  Carbinoxamine; Hydrocodone; Phenylephrine
  Diphenhydramine; Phenylephrine
  Brompheniramine; Carbetapentane; Phenylephrine
  Carbetapentane; Chlorpheniramine; Phenylephrine
  Dexchlorpheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine
  Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan
  Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan; Doxylamine
  Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan; Phenylephrine
  Carbetapentane; Diphenhydramine; Phenylephrine
  Acetaminophen; Guaifenesin; Phenylephrine
  Dextromethorphan; Diphenhydramine; Phenylephrine
  Carbetapentane; Phenylephrine
  Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan; Guaifenesin; Phenylephrine
  Carbetapentane; Pyrilamine
  Acetaminophen; Aspirin, ASA; Caffeine
  Acetaminophen; Chlorpheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine
  Acetaminophen; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine
  Acetaminophen; Pseudoephedrine
  Carbinoxamine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine
  Carbinoxamine; Pseudoephedrine
  Chlorpheniramine; Hydrocodone
  Chlorpheniramine; Hydrocodone; Phenylephrine
  Chlorpheniramine; Phenylephrine
  Chlorpheniramine; Pseudoephedrine
Quizzes
  Common Cold Quiz
Disease Management
  Heart Disease: Considering Cold Relief
Daily News Feed
  Health Tip: Keep Germs to Yourself
  Lethal New Virus in Monkeys Shows Potential to Infect Humans
  Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
  Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
  Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
  Poorer Childhoods, More Colds as Adults?
  Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions
  New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids
  Health Tip: Don't Take Too Much Acetaminophen
  Health Tip: Avoid Spreading the Common Cold
  Ease Up on Workouts to Aid Flu Recovery, Expert Says
  When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids
  Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray
  Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review
  Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
  Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
  Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats
  Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
Adult Diseases and Conditions
  Common Cold
Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  Upper Respiratory Disorders
  Upper Respiratory Infection (URI or Common Cold)