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carbetapentane-pyrilamine (generic name)

(kar bay ta PEN tane; peer ILL a meen): An upper respiratory combination - It is used to relieve cough due to asthma, bronchitis, and a cold
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Carbetapentane Tannate, Pyrilamine Tannate Oral suspension

What is this medicine?

CARBETAPENTANE; PYRILAMINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; peer ILL a meen) is a combination of a cough suppressant and an antihistamine. It is used to relieve cough due to asthma, bronchitis, and a cold. This medicine will not treat an infection.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach. Shake well before use. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • medicines for anxiety or sleep
  • medicines that cause drowsiness
  • other medicines for colds or cough

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

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Last Updated

April 06, 2009

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