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Aphedrid

Generic name: pseudoephedrine and triprolidine [soo-doe-e-FED-rin-and-try-PROE-li-deen]
Brand names: Aphedrid, A-Phedrin, Aprodine, Vi-Sudo, Wal-Act, Histafed
Classification of drugs: upper respiratory combinations

What is Aphedrid?

Aphedrid is an antihistamine and decongestant medication that is used to treat stuffy or runny noses as well as sneezing, itching eyes, and sinus congestion due to allergic reactions or the common cold.Aphedrid can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Aphedrid

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Aphedrid could cause severe adverse effects. Stop taking Aphedrid and contact your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Severe dizziness;
  • Nervousness;
  • Sleep problems sleep problems;
  • High blood pressure (severe headache and pounding in your neck or in your ears)

Common adverse effects of aphedrid could be:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Dry mouth, nose, dry mouth, or throat
  • Constipation;
  • Blurred vision
  • Being anxious or restless (especially for children).

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other side effects could occur. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

Do not use this medication to make your child restless. Misuse of this medication could cause death in infants and young children.

Before you take this drug

Aphedrid is not recommended if you have a reaction to pseudoephedrine or triprolidine.Don't take Aphedrid if you've been taking an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A potentially dangerous interaction between drugs could happen. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid linezolid, Methylene Blue injection, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine, as well as other MAO inhibitors.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a recommendation on whether this medication is suitable to use if you previously had:

  • Asthma or another breathing disorder such as emphysema, as well as chronic bronchitis;
  • High blood pressure and cardiovascular disease;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Diabetes
  • A thyroid condition.

Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take Aphedrid?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Cough and cough medicines are only to be used for short periods of time until symptoms improve.Use the syringe supplied or a device for measuring doses (not the kitchen spoon).Always adhere to the directions on the label of the medicine about the administration of cold or cough medicine to children. Don't use the medication solely to help a child fall asleep. Death can occur through the misapplication of cough or cold medications to infants and young children.Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve after seven weeks of therapy, or if you are suffering from a fever, headache, cough, or even the appearance of skin.If you are in need of an operation or other medical examination, notify the doctor or surgeon prior to the time of your appointment if you have taken this medicine in the last few days.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because aphedrid is only used when it is needed, you might not be following a dose schedule. Don't miss any dose in the event that it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid driving or doing any hazardous activity until you are aware of the effects Aphedrid can have on your body. Your reaction could be affected.Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using any other cold or cough medicines that contain similar components.Alcohol consumption can cause an increase in certain negative side effects associated with triprolidine.

Interaction with other drug

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking other medications that could result in the feeling of drowsiness (such as opioid medications or sleep medication, a muscle relaxer, or medicine to treat anxiety and seizures). The interactions may not be all described here.