Dristan Cold Multi-Symptom

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Generic Name: Dristan Cold Multi-Symptom Brand Name(s): Dristan Cold Multi-Symptom.

Uses

What is Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom used for?

Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom is commonly used for temporary relief of various conditions such as the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergies by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, reducing swelling and congestion.

How should I take Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom?

This drug comes as tablet. Drink it whole with a full glass of water. Do not chew or crush.

How do I store Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom?

Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom 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 Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom 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 Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom?

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 Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom 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 Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom. Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom 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
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom?

Common side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Mild headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Constipation
  • Feeling nervous
  • Sleep problems (insomnia)

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • Chest pain
  • Rapid pulse
  • Fast or uneven heart rate
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Severe nervousness
  • Tremor
  • Seizure (convulsions)
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Unusual weakness
  • Little or no urinating
  • Nausea
  • Pain in your upper stomach
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes)
  • Dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure)

Side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, and confusion may be more likely in older adults.

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.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom?

Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom 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.

Does food or alcohol interact with Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom?

Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom 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 Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom?

Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom 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.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom.

What is the dose of Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom for an adult?

Cold symptoms

Day time tablets: 2 tablets every 4 hours not to exceed 8 tablets daily.

Night time tablets: 2 tablets every 4 hours no sooner than 4 hours after the last day time dose not to exceed 4 tablets daily.

Sinus symptoms

Day time tablets: 2 tablets every 4 hours not to exceed 8 tablets daily.

Night time tablets: 2 tablets every 4 hours no sooner than 4 hours after the last day time dose not to exceed 4 tablets daily.

What is the dose of Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom for a child?

Cold symptoms

12 years or older:

Day time tablets: 2 tablets every 4 hours not to exceed 8 tablets daily.

Night time tablets: 2 tablets every 4 hours no sooner than 4 hours after the last day time dose not to exceed 4 tablets daily.

Sinus symptoms

12 years or older:

Day time tablets: 2 tablets every 4 hours not to exceed 8 tablets daily.

Night time tablets: 2 tablets every 4 hours no sooner than 4 hours after the last day time dose not to exceed 4 tablets daily.

How is Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom available?

Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

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 Dristan® Cold Multi Symptom, 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.

Sources

Review Date: June 29, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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