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All about: Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops

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Generic Name: Chlorpheniramine/Guaifenesin/Phenylephrine Drops (klor-fen-EER-a-meen/gwye-FEN-e-sin/fen-ill-EF-rin)
Brand Name: Examples include Donatussin Pediatric and Qual-Tussin Pediatric

Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops is used for:

Relieving symptoms of sinus congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and throat and airway irritation due to colds, upper respiratory infections, and allergies. It may also be used for conditions as determined by your doctor.

Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops is a decongestant, antihistamine, and expectorant combination. It works by constricting blood vessels and reducing swelling in the nasal passages, making it easier to breathe. The antihistamine works by blocking the action of histamine, which helps reduce symptoms, such as watery eyes and sneezing, while the expectorant loosens mucus and lung secretions in the chest and makes coughs more productive.

Do NOT use Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops
  • you have severe high blood pressure, severe heart blood vessel disease, rapid heartbeat, or severe heart problems
  • you are unable to urinate or are having an asthma attack
  • you take sodium oxybate (GHB) or you have taken furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops:

Some medical conditions may interact with Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • if you have a history of adrenal gland problems (eg, adrenal gland tumor); heart problems; high blood pressure; diabetes; heart blood vessel problems; stroke; glaucoma; a blockage of your bladder, stomach, or intestines; ulcers; trouble urinating; an enlarged prostate or other prostate problems; seizures; or an overactive thyroid

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), COMT inhibitors (eg, tolcapone), furazolidone, indomethacin, MAO inhibitors (eg, phenelzine), sodium oxybate (GHB), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because side effects of Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops may be increased
  • Digoxin or droxidopa because risk of irregular heartbeat or heart attack may be increased
  • Bromocriptine or hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) because side effects may be increased by Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops
  • Guanadrel, guanethidine, mecamylamine, methyldopa, or reserpine because effectiveness may be decreased by Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops:

Use Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops may be taken with or without food.
  • Use the dropper that comes with Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops to measure your dose. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
  • If you miss a dose of Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops.

Important safety information:

  • Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops. Using Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • Do not take diet or appetite control medicines while you are taking Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops without checking with your doctor.
  • Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops contains phenylephrine. Before you begin taking any new prescription or nonprescription medicine, read the ingredients to see if it also contains phenylephrine. If it does or if you are uncertain, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do NOT exceed the recommended dose or take Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 5 to 7 days or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops. Use a sunscreen or protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period.
  • If you are scheduled for allergy skin testing, do not take Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops for several days before the test because it may decrease your response to the skin tests.
  • Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops.
  • Use Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops with caution in the ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Caution is advised when using Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops in CHILDREN because they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops during pregnancy. It is unknown if Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops.

Possible side effects of Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; excitability; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness or anxiety; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty urinating or inability to urinate; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; tremor; trouble sleeping; vision changes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include blurred vision; confusion; hallucinations; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; severe drowsiness; unusually fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; vomiting.

Proper storage of Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops:

Store Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Qual-Tussin Pediatric Drops. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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