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What is acetaminophen and phenylephrine (Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold and Sinus, Contac Cold+Flu Non-Drowsy, Excedrin Sinus Headache Caplet, Mapap Sinus Congestion and Pain, Robitussin Nasal Relief, Sinus Congestion and Pain Daytime Cool Ice, Sinus Pain & Pressure, Sudafed PE Pressure+Pain, Sudafed PE Sinus Headache, Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold, Tylenol Sinus Congestion and Pain)? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).Acetaminophen and phenylephrine is a combination medicine used to treat headache, fever, body aches, stuffy nose, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.Acetaminophen and phenylephrine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen and phenylephrine? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Stop using the medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
  • fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;
  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • little or no urinating;
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, seizure).
Common side effects may include:
  • dizziness, weakness;
  • mild headache;
  • mild nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach;
  • runny nose;
  • feeling nervous, restless, or anxious; or
  • sleep problems (insomnia).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect acetaminophen and phenylephrine? Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take acetaminophen and phenylephrine if you are also using any of the following drugs:
  • methotrexate;
  • an antibiotic, antifungal medicine, sulfa drug, or tuberculosis medicine;
  • birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
  • heart or blood pressure medication;
  • cholesterol-lowering medications--Crestor, Lipitor, Pravachol, Simcor, Vytorin, Zocor, and others;
  • gout or arthritis medications (including gold injections);
  • HIV or AIDS medication;
  • medicines to treat mental illness;
  • an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug)--ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, others;
  • seizure medication--carbamazepine, phenytoin, and others; or
  • steroids (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with acetaminophen and phenylephrine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

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What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of acetaminophen can be fatal. The first signs of an acetaminophen overdose include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and confusion or weakness. Later symptoms may include pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, and yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.

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