Drixoral Plus (Oral)


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by Nelle in Nelle, 02/28/2014

Hi, i jst turned 32


Hi, i jst turned 32 & when i wz 23 i had my son. Soon after i began hniavg terrifying episodes where i wld be fine one secound n the next i cld nt walk correctly bcz like u the entire romm wld begin to tilt sideways or it wld spin like i had been drun...
by Souad in Souad, 01/14/2014

Drixoral Plus (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Drixoral Plus (Oral)

Drixoral Plus (Oral) Medication Classification

ANTIHISTAMINE/DECONGESTANT/ANALGESIC (By mouth)

Drixoral Plus (Oral) Brandname

Chlor-Phen Compound Forte, Chlor-Phen Compound, Non-Aspirin Sinus Allergy, Simplet, Tylenol Allergy Sinus, Tylenol Allergy Sinus Convenience Pack, Actifed Cold & Sinus, Comtrex Flu Therapy, Comtrex Allergy-Sinus, Sine-Off, Sinutab Maximum Strength, Si

Drixoral Plus (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats runny nose, sneezing, stuffy nose, fever, sinus headaches, and mild aches caused by hay fever, colds, or flu.

When To Not Use Drixoral Plus (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any cough, cold, or pain medicine, or if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil®, Marplan®, Eldepryl®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days. Teenagers and children under age 16 should not use any medicines that contain aspirin if they have a virus infection such as chicken pox or the flu.

How Should You Use Drixoral Plus (Oral)

Capsule, Liquid Filled Capsule, Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Fizzy Tablet, Liquid, Packet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • It is not safe to take more than 4 grams (4,000 milligrams) of acetaminophen in one day (24 hours).
  • Completely chew any chewable tablet before swallowing it. Swallow any other tablet or capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • If you use powder or effervescent tablet, stir the medicine into water and drink it right away. You must use at least 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of water to dissolve the effervescent tablet. Do not keep any mixture to take later.
  • If you are using medicine that makes a hot drink: Mix the powder in at least 6 ounces (3/4 cup) of hot water. Or, you may mix the powder in 6 ounces (3/4 cup) of cool water and heat it in a microwave oven. Read the directions on the package to find out how long to heat the mixture. Carefully drink the hot mixture right away.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Drixoral Plus (Oral) Storage

Store Drixoral Plus (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Drixoral Plus (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Drixoral Plus (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not use this medicine if you are also using a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®), unless your doctor has told you to. Avoid drinking alcohol or using any other medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, other cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.
  • If this medicine contains acetaminophen: If you regularly drink 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, do not take acetaminophen without asking your doctor. Do not also use other medicines that contain acetaminophen, or you may be getting more than a safe amount of this medicine. Many combination medicines contain acetaminophen, including products with brand names such as Alka-Seltzer Plus®, Comtrex®, Drixoral®, Excedrin Migraine®, Midol®, Sinutab®, Sudafed®, Theraflu®, and Vanquish®. Carefully check the labels of all other medicines you are using to be sure they do not contain acetaminophen.

Drixoral Plus (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, seizure disorders, asthma, emphysema, diabetes, glaucoma, or an overactive thyroid.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 7 days or if they get worse, call your doctor. If you have a severe sore throat, fever, or thick yellow or green mucus, call your doctor.
  • This medicine might contain phenylalanine (aspartame). This is only a concern if you have a disorder called phenylketonuria (a problem with amino acids). Talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • This medicine can make you drowsy or restless. Avoid taking at bedtime if it makes you restless. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin, you may also be allergic to ibuprofen. Ask your pharmacist or read the medicine label to see what kind of pain medicine this product contains.
  • If your medicine contains aspirin and has a vinegar smell, do not use it.
  • Some brands of this medicine may contain alcohol. Read the label carefully or ask your pharmacist so you know what is in your product.
  • Children may be more sensitive to this medicine than adults, especially if they take too much. Always read the medicine label closely so you give your child the right amount. Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you are not sure how much medicine to give your child.

Drixoral Plus (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Severe headache, ringing or buzzing in your ears
  • Bloody or black, tarry stools, severe stomach pain, vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Nausea
  • Trouble urinating

Drixoral Plus (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

2.5**~

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

***

Ease of Use:

**

Overall Satisfaction:

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Drixoral Plus (Oral)
2.5

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: **

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Drixoral Plus (Oral)
2.5

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Ayrton, Ayrton - 01/14/2014

sounds familiar to me ecexpt I never went through all the doctor trouble you did. I lost a huge chunk of my hearing in my right ear when I was about 35. I woke up with the full feeling in my right ear and couldn't walk, the room was spinning, my eyes twitched repeatedly (nystigmous..spelling?) vomiting, sweating .I had my wife take me to the ER. I was given meclizine through an IV and it calmed down after several hours. When I have severe episodes it goes away overnight and takes about a week or two to feel 100%.I am in the midst of recovery of an episode that I had 5 days ago. I was fine just watching tv in my chair and looking down at my ipad. I got the familiar dizzy thing going on..I walked over to my phone on the kitchen counter and it hit me. I dropped to the floor and just laid there. I didn't want to move. The sweat pooled underneath my arms on the linoleum floor. As I laid still my entire head was sweating and it dripped continually down my face and neck. My back was sweaty and my shirt was sticking to my body. I attempted to crawl and fell over into the wall immediately. I just wanted to get upstairs to bed.I finally got a hold of my wife via texting and told her to get home immediately. I could not take care of my two year old if he woke up. I made a crawling, run for it to the upstairs bathroom and vomited about ten times. I just laid on the floor next to the toilet for about an hour. I managed to get my pants off and just laid on the cool floor as I continued to sweat and lie still. I managed to get into bed where I could just lie down for a few hours until the worst had passed. I have been very fortunate that these only hit me hard 1-2 times a year. People that have never had this happen to have no idea how incapacitating it is. The closest I can describe it is that when you drink a lot of alcohol and you start getting the spins and then you throw up..that is what it feels like ecexpt throwing up doesn't make the spins go away and it takes a long time to feel normal again.I take meclizine but don't know if it helps. I don't pay particular attention to my diet either.