Antihistamines, Decongestants, and Anticholinergics (Systemic)
Precautions While Using This Medicine
with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or become worse, or if you
have a high fever.
Before you have any skin tests for allergies, tell the doctor in charge
that you are taking this medicine. The results of the test may be affected
by the antihistamine in this medicine.
These medicines may make you sweat less, causing your body temperature
to increase. Use extra care not to become overheated
during exercise or hot weather while you are taking this medicine
since overheating may result in heat stroke. Also hot baths or saunas may
make you dizzy or faint while you are taking this medicine.
The anticholinergic contained in this medicine may cause some people to
have blurred vision. Make sure your vision is clear before
you drive or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are not able
to see well
. These medicines may also cause your eyes to become more
sensitive to light than they are normally. Wearing sunglasses may help lessen
the discomfort from bright light.
These medicines may cause some people to become dizzy or drowsy. Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you
drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are
dizzy or are not alert
The decongestant in this medicine may cause some people to be nervous or
restless or to have trouble in sleeping. If you have trouble in sleeping,
take the last dose of this medicine for each day a few
hours before bedtime
. If you have any questions about this, check with
Before having any kind of surgery (including dental surgery) or emergency
treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking
This medicine may cause dryness of the mouth, nose, and throat. For temporary
relief, use sugarless candy or gum, melt bits of ice in your mouth, or use
a saliva substitute. However, if your mouth continues to feel dry for more
than 2 weeks, check with your dentist. Continuing dryness of the mouth may
increase the chance of dental disease, including tooth decay, gum disease,
and fungus infections.
If you think you or someone else may have taken an
overdose, get emergency help at once
. Taking an overdose of this medicine
or taking this medicine with alcohol or other CNS depressants may lead to
unconsciousness and possibly death.