Acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine

Name: Acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

The first signs of an acetaminophen overdose include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and confusion or weakness. Later symptoms may include pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, and yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.

Acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:

2 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 12 in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

Usual Adult Dose for Cold Symptoms:

2 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 12 in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

Usual Adult Dose for Influenza:

2 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 12 in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

Usual Adult Dose for Rhinorrhea:

2 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 12 in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:

>=12 years:
2 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 12 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

6 to =12 years:
2 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 12 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

6 to =12 years:
2 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 12 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

6 to =12 years:
2 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 12 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

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What other drugs will affect acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine?

Other drugs may interact with acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

For the Consumer

Applies to acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine: oral tablet

Usual Pediatric Dose for Influenza

>=12 years:
2 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 12 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

6 to <12 years:
1 tablets orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 5 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor

Precautions

Patients who consume three or more alcohol containing drinks per day should be informed to consult with their physician for advice on when and how to take acetaminophen. Chronic, heavy alcohol users may be at increased risk of liver damage when taking more than recommended dosages.

Patients and adults taking care of children should be advised to consult with their doctor before continuing to use acetaminophen if symptoms of illness worsen.

Use chlorpheniramine with caution in patients with asthma.

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