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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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
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Side effects for Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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These are side effects of Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Made for people who have high blood pressure.
  • Chlorpheniramine (the antihistamine in Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)) can make you sleepy, so avoid activities that require you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
  • Contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP. Taking too much can cause liver failure and death. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package or with other Tylenol-containing products.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.
  • Don't use in kids age 12 years or younger unless told by your doctor.

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.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Coricidin Hbp Maximum Strength Flu (Acetaminophen / Chlorpheniramine / Dextromethorphan)

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  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
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  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • Chlorpheniramine, the antihistamine, can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.
  • The antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) can help you sleep.
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.