Deconsal CT

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Deconsal® CT (phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets) Tannate Chewable Tablets are an antihistamine/nasal decongestant combination for oral administration as a chewable tablet.

Each Deconsal® CT (phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets) Tannate Chewable Tablet in a grape-flavored, dye-free, mottled brown-colored, scored tablet for oral administration contains:

Phenylephrine HCl.............10 mg
Pyrilamine Maleate.............16 mg

Inactive ingredients: Calcium phosphate dibasic, compressible sugar, corn starch, grape flavor, hypromellose, magnesium aluminum silicate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, saccharin sodium, talc, tannic acid, and xanthan gum.

See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION section for further descriptive composition.

What are the possible side effects of this drug?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
  • severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, or nervousness, confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • urinating less than...

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What are the precautions when taking phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets (Deconsal CT)?

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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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.


Deconsal CT Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Aldex D, Deconsal CT Tannate, K-Tan, Pyril Tann-12, Pyrlex PD, Ryna-12, Ryna-12S, Rynesa 12S, Ry-T-12, Viravan-S, Viravan-T, V-Tann

Generic Name: phenylephrine and pyrilamine (Pronunciation: FEN il EFF rin and pir IL a meen)

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What is this drug (Deconsal CT)?

Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).

Pyrilamine is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

The combination of phenylephrine and pyrilamine is used to treat runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.

Phenylephrine and pyrilamine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of this drug?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
  • severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, or nervousness, confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all; or
  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • nausea, stomach pain, constipation, mild loss of appetite;
  • dry mouth;
  • warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin;
  • blurred vision;
  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • problems with memory or concentration;
  • restless or excitability (especially in children);
  • sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • skin rash or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about this drug?

Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

Do not use a cough or cold medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take cough or cold medicine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

Do not use any other over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or sleep medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of one or more types of medicine.

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