antihistamines/decongestants - oral (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood vessel problems (e.g., low blood flow to the brain/legs/hands), breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema), diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease (e.g., angina, fast/irregular heartbeat, heart failure), high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver disease, seizure disorder, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcers, blockage), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), trouble urinating (e.g., due to enlarged prostate, urinary retention).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.Liquid products, chewable tablets, or dissolving tablets/strips may contain sugar or aspartame. Liquid products may also contain alcohol. 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.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially dizziness, drowsiness, urination problems, and vision problems.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially excitation and agitation.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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