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Carbinoxamine Extended-Release Oral Suspension Side Effects

Common Side Effects

For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including carbinoxamine extended-release oral suspension, includes only vague information on potential side effects, with no percentages given. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common the side effects of such medications may be.
The most common side effects of this drug include:
  • Sedation (a calming effect)
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Problems with coordination
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Thickening of bronchial secretions (chest mucus).
Other possible side effects that have been reported with carbinoxamine extended-release oral suspension use include:
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chills
  • Dry mouth, nose, and throat
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Headache
  • A fast or abnormal heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Feeling restless, excited, nervous, or irritable
  • Tremor
  • Insomnia
  • An abnormally elevated mood
  • Sensations of tingling, burning, pricking, or numbness of the skin
  • Blurred or double vision
  • A whirling or spinning sensation
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Stuffy nose
  • Chest tightness and wheezing
  • Difficulty urinating or an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • Urinating more often
  • Having an early menstrual period in women.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking carbinoxamine extended-release oral suspension or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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