sinus severe Acetaminophen, guaifenesin, phenylephrine HCl

Get an overview of SINUS SEVERE (acetaminophen, guaifenesin, phenylephrine hcl tablet, coated), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in sinus severe can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as sinus severe.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: sinus severe

Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN, GUAIFENESIN, PHENYLEPHRINE HCL

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: TABLET, COATED

Data Current As Of: 2019-01-21

active ingredients (in each caplet)

Acetaminophen 325 mg

Guaifenesin 200 mg

Phenylephrine HCl 5 mg

purpose

Pain reliever/fever reducer

Expectorant

Nasal decongestant

uses

  • temporarily relieves these symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies, and the common cold:
  • sinus congestion and pressure
  • headache
  • nasal congestion
  • minor aches and pains
  • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive
  • temporarily reduces fever

warnings

Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

  • more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Allergy alert: Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

  • skin reddening
  • blisters
  • rash

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

do not use

  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients

ask a doctor before use if you have

ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

when using this product

do not exceed recommended dosage

stop use & ask a doctor if

  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
  • pain, nasal congestion or cough gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • new symptoms occur
  • cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts

These could be signs of a serious condition.

if pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use.

keep out of reach of children.

Overdose warning: In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222). Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

directions

  • do not take more than directed (see overdose warning)

adults and children 12

years and over

  • take 2 caplets every 4 hours
  • swallow whole – do not crush, chew or dissolve
  • do not take more than 10 caplets in 24 hours

children under 12 years

ask a doctor

other information

  • each caplet contains: sodium 4 mg
  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • do not use if blister unit is broken or torn

inactive ingredients

croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, flavor, hypromellose, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, povidone, pregelatinized starch, silicon dioxide, stearic acid, sucralose, titanium dioxide

also known as

This drug label information is as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is intended for informational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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