PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart disease, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, diabetes, constipation problems, a history of drug dependency, allergies (especially to narcotic pain medication). Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: antidepressants, allergy medications, cough-and-cold products, high blood pressure drugs, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, cimetidine, narcotic pain medication (e.g., codeine). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, shaking, numbness or tingling in arms or legs, hot or cold skin, slowed breathing, large and unchanging pupils, and deep sleep or loss of consciousness.

NOTES: Drink plenty of fluids, especially water while taking this medication. Water is helpful in clearing congestion and relieving cold symptoms.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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