Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.
Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
Acetaminophen and phenylephrine is a combination medicine used to treat headache, fever, body aches, stuffy nose, and sinus congestion caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold and Sinus, Contac Cold+Flu Non-Drowsy, Excedrin Sinus Headache Caplet, Mapap Sinus Congestion and Pain, QlearQuil Daytime Sinus & Congestion, Robitussin Nasal Relief, Sinus Congestion and Pain Daytime Cool Ice, Sinus Pain & Pressure, Sudafed PE Sinus Headache, Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold, Tylenol Sinus Congestion and Pain
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; excitability; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness or anxiety; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking acetaminophen / phenylephrine:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); dark urine; difficulty urinating or inability to urinate; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; mood or mental changes; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; severe drowsiness; stomach pain; tremor; vision changes; yellowing of skin or eyes.
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