What is Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night used for?
Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night is commonly used for relieving relieves common cold/flu symptoms:
- Nasal congestion
- Minor aches and pains
- Stuffy nose
- Sinus congestion and pressure
- Sore throat
- Temporarily reduces fever
- Runny nose
How should I take Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night?
Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night. Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night is pregnancy risk category N, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night?
Some of side effects are listed below:
- Mild headache
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth, nose, or throat
- Feeling nervous
- Sleep problems (insomnia)
- Dry mouth
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night?
Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products that may interact with this drug are:
- Anticoagulants (e.g., warfarin) or isoniazid
- Digoxin or droxidopa
- Beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol)
- Catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors (e.g., tolcapone)
- MAOIs (e.g., phenelzine)
- Sodium oxybate (GHB)
- Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline)
- Bromocriptine or hydantoins (e.g., phenytoin)
Does food or alcohol interact with Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night?
Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night?
Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night.
What is the dose of Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night for an adult?
The recommended dose of Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night depends on the dosage form. Consult your doctor for information about dose of Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night.
What is the dose of Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night available?
Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Oral tablet, oral kit, oral tablet, effervescent, oral liquid. Each minimum dosage unit contain Acetaminophen 500mg/ Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/ Phenylephrine hydrochloride 5mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Contac® Cold & Flu Cooling Night, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Review Date: June 29, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019
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