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What is acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine (Comtrex Cold & Cough, Daytime, Flu & Severe Cold & Cough Daytime Powder, Mapap Cold Formula, Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough, Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold, Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough, Theraflu Warming Relief Daytime Multi-Symptom Cold, Theraflu Warming Severe Cold Daytime, Tylenol Children's Plus Cold & Cough, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime)? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer.Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).The combination of acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine is used to treat headache, fever, body aches, cough, stuffy nose, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.This medicine will not treat a cough that is caused by smoking, asthma, or emphysema.Acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, 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 this medicine? 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:
  • chest pain, fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;
  • severe dizziness, feeling like you might pass out;
  • mood changes, confusion, hallucinations;
  • tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • fever;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, chest pain, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
Less serious side effects may include:
  • dizziness, weakness;
  • mild headache;
  • mild nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach;
  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;
  • feeling nervous, restless, irritable, 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 this medicine? Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you are also using any of the following drugs:
  • leflunomide (Arava);
  • tapentadol (Nucynta);
  • an antibiotic, antifungal medicine, sulfa drug, or tuberculosis medicine;
  • an antidepressant;
  • birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
  • blood pressure medication;
  • cancer medicine;
  • cholesterol-lowering medications such as Lipitor, Niaspan, Zocor, Vytorin, and others;
  • gout or arthritis medications (including gold injections);
  • HIV/AIDS medication;
  • medicines to treat psychiatric disorders;
  • migraine headache medicine;
  • an NSAID such as Advil, Aleve, Arthrotec, Cataflam, Celebrex, Indocin, Motrin, Naprosyn, Treximet, Voltaren, others; or
  • seizure medication.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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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.Overdose symptoms may also include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.

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