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Deconamine Medication - Uses & Side Effects

chlorpheniramine and pseudoephedrine
Pronunciation: klor feh NEER a meen and soo doe eh FEH drin
Brand: Aller-Chlor Decongestant, Allerest Maximum Strength, Anamine, Anaplex, Atrohist Pediatric, Deconamine

Deconamine is an antihistamine and decongestant used for the temporary relief of persistent runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion that may be caused by upper respiratory infections, sinus inflammation, or hay fever. It is also used to treat clear nasal passages and shrink swollen membranes and to drain the sinuses and relieve sinus pressure.

Deconamine Dosage

  • For adults and children over 12 years, the usual dosage is 1 tablet 3 or 4 times daily.
  • For children under 12 years, use deconamine syrup or chewable tablets instead of the tablets.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Uses of Deconamine

  • Deconamine SR is an antihistamine and decongestant combination used to treats congestion, sneezing, and watery eyes due to colds, flu, or hay fever.
  • Chlorpheniramine and pseudoephedrine is used to treat nasal congestion

Side Effects of Deconamine

Before taken Deconamine medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Deconamine. Side effects may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Nose, or throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nightmares
  • Pounding heartbeat
  • Ringing or buzzing in ears
  • Skin rash
  • Unusual excitement
  • Nervousness

Warnings and precautions before taking Deconamine

  • You should tell your doctor if you have pre-existing kidney disease, heart disease, lung disease, asthma, emphysema, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid, a history of drug dependency, any allergies.
  • Limit caffeine for example, tea, coffee, cola and chocolate intake. Because use with this medicine may cause nervousness, shakiness, rapid heartbeats, and anxiety.
  • You should also be avoided alcohol includes wine, beer, and liquor and other medicines and herbs that slow your actions and reactions. You should also talk with your doctor.
  • Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • If you are over 65 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from chlorpheniramine and pseudoephedrine.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Deconamine with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Deconamine with the following:

  • Antidepressant drugs such as the MAO inhibitors Nardil and Parnate
  • Bromocriptine (Parlodel)
  • Mecamylamine (Inversine)
  • Narcotic pain killers such as Demerol and Percocet
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Reserpine (Ser-Ap-Es, others)
  • Sleep aids such as Halcion and Seconal
  • Tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax
Overdose

After taken Deconamine if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Deconamine overdose may include:

  • Convulsions
  • Diminished alertness
  • Hallucinations
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Severe dryness of mouth
  • Nose
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Sleep problems
  • Slow or rapid heartbeat
  • Tremors


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