ASA – Phenylpropanolamine
Analgesic – Antipyretic – Decongestant
Indications And Clinical Uses: Symptomatic relief of sinus pain and congestion.
Contra-Indications: Sensitivity to any of the components, patients receiving MAO inhibitors in the preceding 3 weeks.
Precautions: Although phenylpropanolamine causes practically no pressor effect in normotensive individuals, it should be used with caution in patients with hypertension, diabetes, chronic lung disease, latent or clinically recognized angle closure glaucoma, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, urinary retention, prostatic hypertrophy and hyperthyroidism.
Occupational Hazards: Patients should be cautioned not to operate vehicles or hazardous machinery until their response to the drug has been determined.
Should not be used by persons who are allergic or sensitive to the components of the product.
Pregnancy and Lactation: The safe use of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established and therefore the compound should be used only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus or infant.
Children and teenagers should not use this medicine before a physician is consulted about Reye’s syndrome, a rare serious illness.
Adverse Reactions: Drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, increased irritability or excitement may be encountered.
Symptoms And Treatment Of Overdose: Symptoms and Treatment: If accidental overdose occurs, seek medical assistance immediately.
Dosage: Adults: 2 tablets every 4 hours, not to exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours.
Availability And Storage: Each pink-coated tablet contains: phenylpropanolamine HCl USP 12.5 mg and ASA 325 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium phosphate, monobasic, cellulose, cornstarch and talc; coating: acacia, cellulose, cornstarch, dye-Opalux Pink, gum rosin, oleic acid, sodium benzoate, sucrose, terra alba and zein. Tartrazine-free. Boxes of 10 in push-through blisters and bottles of 40 in a child’s protective package.
CORICIDIN® NON-DROWSY Schering ASA – Phenylpropanolamine Analgesic – Antipyretic – Decongestant