Drug: Alka-Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold, Delsym Adult Night Time Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime, Tylenol Warming Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamin

What is this medication (Alka-Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold, Delsym Adult Night Time Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime, Tylenol Warming Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime)? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer.Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. It affects the cough reflex in the brain that triggers coughing.Doxylamine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.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, doxylamine, and phenylephrine is used to treat headache, fever, body aches, cough, runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes 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, doxylamine, 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 medication (Alka-Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold, Delsym Adult Night Time Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime, Tylenol Warming Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime)? 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 this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • chest pain, rapid pulse;
  • fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;
  • severe dizziness or anxiety, feeling like you might pass out;
  • severe headache;
  • mood changes, confusion, hallucinations, severe nervousness;
  • tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • fever, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • 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
  • 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, drowsiness, mild headache;
  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;
  • constipation, diarrhea, mild nausea, upset stomach;
  • blurred vision;
  • feeling restless or irritable; 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 medication (Alka-Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold, Delsym Adult Night Time Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime, Tylenol Warming Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime)? Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as narcotic pain medication, sedatives, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by doxylamine.Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and phenylephrine if you are also using any of the following drugs:
  • leflunomide (Arava);
  • topiramate (Topamax);
  • zonisamide (Zonegran);
  • an antibiotic, antifungal medicine, sulfa drug, or tuberculosis medicine;
  • an antidepressant;
  • birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
  • bladder or urinary medications;
  • blood pressure medication;
  • a bronchodilator;
  • cancer medicine;
  • cholesterol-lowering medications such as Lipitor, Niaspan, Zocor, Vytorin, and others;
  • gout or arthritis medications (including gold injections);
  • HIV/AIDS medication;
  • medication for nausea and vomiting, stomach ulcers, or irritable bowel syndrome;
  • medicines to treat psychiatric disorders;
  • an NSAID such as Advil, Aleve, Arthrotec, Cataflam, Celebrex, Indocin, Motrin, Naprosyn, Treximet, Voltaren, others; or
  • seizure medication.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can affect acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and phenylephrine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Alka-Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold, Delsym Adult Night Time Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime, Tylenol Warming Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime)? 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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