Aridex-D Pediatric Drops
Generic Name: Carbinoxamine/Phenylephrine
Aridex-D Pediatric Drops are used for:
Relieving nasal symptoms (eg, congestion) and cough associated with allergies or the common cold.
Aridex-D Pediatric Drops are an antihistamine and decongestant combination. It works by blocking the action of histamine and reducing the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It also relieves nasal congestion by causing vasoconstriction and shrinkage of the nasal mucous membranes and promoting drainage.
Do NOT use Aridex-D Pediatric Drops if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Aridex-D Pediatric Drops
- you have severe high blood pressure, severe heart blood vessel disease, rapid heartbeat, or other severe heart problems
- you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB) or droxidopa, or if 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 Aridex-D Pediatric Drops:
Some medical conditions may interact with Aridex-D 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, planning 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 history of high blood pressure, diabetes, increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma), an enlarged prostate or other prostate problems, asthma, heart problems (eg, ischemic heart disease, irregular heartbeat), blood vessel problems, stomach or urinary blockage, adrenal gland problems, seizures, stroke, trouble urinating, trouble sleeping, or an overactive thyroid
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Aridex-D Pediatric Drops. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Digoxin or droxidopa because the risk of irregular heartbeat or heart attack may be increased
- Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors (eg, tolcapone), furazolidone, indomethacin, MAO inhibitors (eg, phenelzine), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because they may increase the risk of Aridex-D Pediatric Drops's side effects
- Benzodiazepines (eg, diazepam), bromocriptine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Aridex-D Pediatric Drops
- Guanadrel, guanethidine, mecamylamine, methyldopa, or reserpine because their effectiveness may be decreased by Aridex-D Pediatric Drops
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Aridex-D 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 Aridex-D Pediatric Drops:
Use Aridex-D Pediatric Drops as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Aridex-D Pediatric Drops may be taken with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
- Use the dropper that comes with Aridex-D 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 Aridex-D Pediatric Drops and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Aridex-D Pediatric Drops.
Important safety information:
- Aridex-D Pediatric Drops may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or change in vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Aridex-D Pediatric Drops. Using Aridex-D Pediatric Drops alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
- Avoid drinking alcohol or taking other medicines that cause drowsiness (eg, sedatives, tranquilizers) while taking Aridex-D Pediatric Drops. Aridex-D Pediatric Drops will add to the effects of alcohol and other depressants. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines are depressants.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose or use Aridex-D Pediatric Drops for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
- Do not use Aridex-D Pediatric Drops for persistent or chronic cough, such as a cough that occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema, or if the cough is accompanied by excessive mucus, unless directed by your doctor.
- If you are scheduled for allergy skin testing, do not take Aridex-D Pediatric Drops for several days before the test because it may decrease your response to the skin tests.
- If you have trouble sleeping, ask your pharmacist or doctor about the best time of day to take Aridex-D Pediatric Drops.
- Do not take diet or appetite control medicines while you are taking Aridex-D Pediatric Drops without checking with your doctor.
- Aridex-D 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.
- Use Aridex-D Pediatric Drops with caution in the ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially sleeplessness.
- Use Aridex-D Pediatric Drops with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 3 months of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
- Use Aridex-D Pediatric Drops with caution in CHILDREN because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially drowsiness and excitability.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Aridex-D Pediatric Drops, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Aridex-D Pediatric Drops during pregnancy. Aridex-D Pediatric Drops may cause harm to the fetus if taken during late pregnancy. It is unknown if Aridex-D Pediatric Drops are excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while using Aridex-D Pediatric Drops.
Possible side effects of Aridex-D 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:
Appetite loss; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, throat, or nose; excitability; headache; heartburn; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; trouble sleeping; 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); chest pain; difficulty urinating; double vision; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; frequent or painful urination; hallucinations; paleness; seizures; severe nervousness, anxiety, or excitability; tremor; severe or persistent headache or dizziness.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects 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), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include confusion; decreased mental alertness; enlarged pupils; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; flushing or pale skin; hallucinations; increased thirst or urination; loss of coordination; one-sided weakness; seizures; severe or persistent drowsiness, dizziness, or vomiting; speech or vision problems; tremors; trouble breathing .Proper storage of Aridex-D Pediatric Drops:
Store Aridex-D Pediatric Drops at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Aridex-D Pediatric Drops out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Aridex-D Pediatric Drops, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Aridex-D Pediatric Drops are 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 Aridex-D 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.