acetaminophen/antihistamine - oral (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to acetaminophen or antihistamines; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation, ulcers), overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), urination problems (such as trouble urinating due to enlarged prostate, urinary retention).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.This product contains acetaminophen, which may cause liver damage. Daily use of alcohol and acetaminophen may increase your risk. Limit alcoholic beverages.Liquid products may contain alcohol, sugar, and/or aspartame. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they are more sensitive to the effects of antihistamines. In young children, this drug may cause agitation and excitement instead of drowsiness.Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially dizziness and drowsiness.During the first 6 months of pregnancy, this medication should be used only if clearly needed. It should not be used during the last 3 months of pregnancy since antihistamines may increase the risk of serious side effects (such as seizures) in a newborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug may pass into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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