Rondec

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Rondec® Syrup (carbinoxamine maleate and pseudoephedrine hcl) is a sugar-free, alcohol-free, bubblegum-flavored syrup for oral administration for adults and pediatric patients 2 years and older.

Each teaspoonful (5mL) contains:

Chlorpheniramine maleate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 mg
Phenylephrine hydrochloride . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.5 mg

Inactive ingredients: D&C Red No. 33, Flavor, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sodium Saccharin, Sorbitol.

Chlorpheniramine maleate is an antihistamine with the chemical name: 2-Pyridinepropanamine, ?-(4-chlorophenyl)-N,N-dimethyl-,(Z)-2-butenedioate (1:1). Its chemical structure is as follows:

Chlorpheniramine maleate Structural Formula Illustration

C16H19ClN2 •C4H4O4       M.W. 390.86

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a mydriatic and a decongestant with the chemical name: (-)-m-Hydroxy-a-[(methylamino)methyl]benzyl alcohol hydrochloride. Its chemical structure is as follows:


C9H13NO2•HCI     M.W. 203.67

What are the precautions when taking carbinoxamine maleate and pseudoephedrine hcl (Rondec)?

Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (such as asthma, emphysema), diabetes, glaucoma, heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver disease, seizures, stomach/intestinal problems (such as ulcers, blockage), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate).

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires...

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Rondec Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth/nose/throat, headache, upset stomach, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this product, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using the product do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (such as confusion, hallucinations), ringing in the ears, difficulty urinating, vision changes (such as blurred/double vision).

Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fast/irregular heartbeat, seizure.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (such as asthma, emphysema), diabetes, glaucoma, heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver disease, seizures, stomach/intestinal problems (such as ulcers, blockage), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate).

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

Liquid products, chewable tablets, or dissolving tablets/strips may contain sugar or aspartame. Liquid products may also contain alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this product, especially excitation and agitation.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this product, especially dizziness, drowsiness, or urination problems.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

This medication may pass into breast milk and the effect on a nursing infant is unknown. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.



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