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Giltus Sinus and Allergy

Generic name: chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine [KLOR-fen-IR-a-meen-and-FEN-il-EFF-rin] Brand names: Actifed Cold and Allergy, Allerest PE, ChlorTan D, Cold and Allergy Relief, Ed A-Hist,… show all 27 brands
Drug Class: Upper Respiratory Combinations

What is Giltus allergies and sins?

Chlorpheniramine reduces the effects that histamine has on the body.Histamine may cause symptoms including sneezing, itching and watery eyes.Phenylephrine shrinks the blood vessels of the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause congestion in the nasal passages.Giltuss Allergic and Sinus is a combination medication used to treat the symptoms of the cold or seasonal allergies. These include sneezing and runny, stuffy, or watery eyes. Giltuss Allergy and Sinus can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Giltus allergies and sins

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Giltuss Allergy and Sinus can cause serious side effects. Giltuss Allergy and Sinus should be stopped immediately, and you should consult your doctor if:

  • Chest pain, rapid pulse, or fast heart rate
  • Confusion, hallucinations, and severe nervousness are symptoms of confusion.
  • tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • Little or no urinating is acceptable.
  • Easy bruising, bleeding, or unusual weakness
  • Dangerously high blood pressure can cause symptoms such as a severe headache, ringing in the ears, anxiety, and shortness of breath.

Mild effects of Giltus allergy or sinusitis

  • dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision;
  • Dry mouth or nose
  • constipation; nausea;
  • Memory or concentration problems;
  • Feeling restless or excited, especially in children

There may be other side effects. For advice regarding any side effects, reach out to your physician immediately.The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


If you've taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days (such as isocarboxazid or linezolid), you should not take this medication.Antihistamines should not be used to put a child to sleep.

Before you take this drug

Giltuss Allergy & Sinus should not be used if you have an allergy to chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, or any other component.You should not take this medication if you've taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. Drug interactions can occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid (linezolid), methylene blue injection, phenelzine, and other drugs.

If you suffer from:

  • Asthma, or COPD, is coughing with mucus or coughing caused by smoking, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema.
  • A blockage of the intestines or stomach;
  • kidney or a liver disease
  • heart disease or coronary heart disease.
  • Urination or prostate problems;
  • glaucoma;
  • diabetes;
  • Epilepsy
  • pheochromocytoma
  • Overactive thyroid gland;
  • If you are taking potassium (Cytra Epiklor K-Lyte K-Phos Kaon Klor Con Polycitra Urocit K),

Giltus is not known to harm unborn babies. If you are pregnant, do not take this medication without consulting your doctor.

There is no way to know if chlorpheniramine or phenylephrine can pass into breast milk or if they could harm a baby who is nursing. Decongestants and antihistamines can also reduce breast milk production. Do not use this medication without consulting your doctor if you're breastfeeding a child.This medicine may have more side effects for older adults.Phenylalanine can be found in liquid and cold medicines that are artificially sweetened. Check the label of your medication to determine if it contains phenylalanine if you have phenylketonuria.

How to take Giltuss Allergy and Sinus?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use only the recommended dose. Do not exceed it. Cold medicines are usually only taken for a few days until symptoms disappear.This medication should not be given to children younger than four years of age. Ask a doctor first before giving cough and cold medications to children. Children as young as 4 years old can die from the misuse of cough medicines.Antihistamines should not be used to put a child to sleep.Do not open, crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet or capsule. It is best to swallow it whole. If you break or open the pill, too much drug may be released.Chew the chewable tablet before swallowing.Do not use a regular spoon to measure liquid medicines. Use a dose-measuring cup or spoon. Ask your pharmacist if you don't have a dose-measuring device.If your symptoms don't improve within 7 days or you have a headache, a cough, or a skin Antihistamines can produce unusual results in allergy skin tests. Inform any doctor that you see about your antihistamine use.Tell the surgeon if you've taken cold medication in the last few days and if you need surgery.Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a regular schedule of dosages since cold medicines are taken only when needed. Take the missed dose immediately if you take the medication regularly. If your next scheduled dosage is near, skip the missed dose. You should not take more medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid this

This medication can affect your ability to think or react. You should be careful when driving or doing anything else that requires you to remain alert.Alcohol can increase the side effects of chlorpheniramine or phenylephrine.Before using any other cold or allergy medicine or sleeping medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Giltuss Allergy and Sinus are included in many combination medications. You can take too much medication if you take certain products in combination. You can check the label of a medication to see if it contains antihistamines or decongestants.

Interaction with other drug

Before using Giltuss Allergy & Sinus, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you also use any other medications, such as vitamins and herbal remedies. When used together, some medicines can have unwanted or harmful effects. This medication guide does not list all possible interactions.This medicine can have a negative effect if taken with drugs that cause you to sleep or slow down your breathing. Giltuss Allergy and Sinus can be taken with sleeping pills, narcotics, muscle relaxers, and medicines for anxiety, depression, or seizures.




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