Pediatex Liquid

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Pediatex Liquid

Generic Name: Carbinoxamine Maleate Liquid (kar-bi-NOX-a-meen)
Brand Name: Examples include Histex Pd and Pediatex

Pediatex Liquid is used for:

Treating allergy symptoms such as runny nose, watery/itchy eyes, rash, or hives. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Pediatex Liquid is an antihistamine. It works by blocking the action of histamine, which reduces the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Do NOT use Pediatex Liquid if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Pediatex Liquid
  • you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB) or a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor (eg, phenelzine)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Pediatex Liquid:

Some medical conditions may interact with Pediatex Liquid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have asthma, glaucoma, difficulty urinating, a stomach or bladder blockage, prostate problems, increased pressure in the eye, an underactive thyroid, heart disease, or high blood pressure

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Pediatex Liquid. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), MAO inhibitors (eg, phenelzine), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because side effects of Pediatex Liquid may be increased
  • Sodium oxybate (GHB) because side effects, such as an increase in sleep duration and drowsiness leading to unconsciousness or coma, may occur

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Pediatex Liquid may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Pediatex Liquid:

Use Pediatex Liquid as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Pediatex Liquid may be taken with or without food.
  • Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
  • If you miss a dose of Pediatex Liquid and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Pediatex Liquid.

Important safety information:

  • Pediatex Liquid may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Pediatex Liquid. Using Pediatex Liquid alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • Use Pediatex Liquid with caution in the ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Caution is advised when using Pediatex Liquid in CHILDREN because they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is unknown if Pediatex Liquid can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant while taking Pediatex Liquid, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Pediatex Liquid during pregnancy. It is unknown if Pediatex Liquid is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Pediatex Liquid, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Pediatex Liquid:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Appetite loss; blurred vision; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; headache; heartburn; nausea; nervousness; thickening of mucus in the nose or throat; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include double vision; excitement; frequent urination; hallucinations; loss of consciousness; muscle twitching; seizures; tremor; weakness. In children, symptoms may include abnormal eye movement; abnormal tongue movement; agitation; bizarre behavior; confusion; difficulty urinating; excitation; flushed face; irritability; loss of consciousness; loss of coordination; restlessness; seizures; slurred speech; tiredness; trembling; twitching.

Proper storage of Pediatex Liquid:

Store Pediatex Liquid between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Pediatex Liquid out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Pediatex Liquid, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Pediatex Liquid is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Pediatex Liquid. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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