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Coricidin Hbp Cough And Cold

(Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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Relieves cough and runny nose.

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Coricidin Hbp Cough And Cold (Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan) is a good option to relieve cold symptoms for people with high blood pressure, but it doesn't help with nasal congestion.

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Upsides

  • Coricidin Hbp Cough And Cold (Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have watery eyes, a cough, and a runny nose.
  • Good option for people with high blood pressure since it doesn't contain ingredients that'll raise your blood pressure.
  • The cough medicine (dextromethorphan) works well and has very few side effects.
  • The antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) can help you sleep.

Downsides

  • Doesn't clear up nasal congestion.
  • If you don't need both of the medications in this combination, you're taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason.
  • Chlorpheniramine, the antihistamine, can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.
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Side effect rates for Coricidin Hbp Cough And Cold (Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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Risks and Warnings for Coricidin Hbp Cough And Cold (Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using other medications that affect serotonin

    Serotonin syndrome is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition when there's too much serotonin in the brain. The dextromethorphan in Coricidin Hbp Cough And Cold (Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan), when used with other medicines that affect serotonin (antidepressants, lithium, triptans, St. John's wort), increases your risk for serotonin syndrome. Symptoms include fast heart rate, sweating, muscle stiffness or spasms, fever, and confusion. Get medical attention right away if you have these symptoms.

Common concerns from people taking Coricidin Hbp Cough And Cold (Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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Alcohol
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
Sleep
  • Chlorpheniramine, the antihistamine, can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.