Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu

(Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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Relieves cold and flu symptoms.

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

Quick facts about Coricidin HBP Maximum Strength Flu
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan)

Upsides

  • Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have watery eyes, a cough, fever, and pain.
  • 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 pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • The antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) can help you sleep.
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Downsides

  • Doesn't clear up nasal congestion.
  • If you don't really need all 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.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
How it works

Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan) is a combination medicine that treats cold and flu symptoms. Acetaminophen relieves pain and reduces fever. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that treats runny nose and watery eyes.

Quick facts about Coricidin HBP Maximum Strength Flu
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan)
Tried Coricidin HBP Maximum Strength Flu? Write a review!
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Side effect rates for Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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Risks and Warnings for Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Drinking more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day
    • Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
    • History of liver disease

    Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan) contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP, and is a common ingredient in many other over-the-counter medicines. Taking too much acetaminophen causes liver damage that can be permanent and life-threatening. In case of an overdose, call your local Poison Control Center and get medical attention immediately.

Common concerns from people taking Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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Pregnancy
Alcohol
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
Kidneys and liver
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
Pain
  • The pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
Sleep
  • Chlorpheniramine, the antihistamine, can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.