Phenylephrine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Phenylephrine?

(fen il EF rin)

• This medicine is used to treat low blood pressure.

• This medicine is used to treat glaucoma.

• This medicine is used to treat nasal congestion.

• This medicine is used to treat eye irritation.

• This medicine is used to treat symptoms of hemorrhoids or rectal irritation.

• This medicine is used with another medicine to numb an area.

• This medicine is used before an eye exam.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have thyroid disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are a male with problems urinating, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have PKU, talk with healthcare provider. Some products do contain phenylalanine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Limit caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, cola) and chocolate intake. Use with this medicine may cause nervousness, shakiness, and fast heartbeat.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

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