ViiV Healthcare | Accutrim (Medication)


Accutrim/Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) is used to treat nasal congestion associated with the common cold, allergies, hay fever, or other respiratory illnesses (eg, rhinitis, sinusitis). It has also been used as a nonprescription diet-aid for weight loss. It has also been used as a nonprescription diet-aid for weight loss.

Take this medication by mouth exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Long-acting (delayed-release) products must be swallowed whole. ...

Side Effect:

Dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, dry mouth, restlessness, or trouble sleeping may occur.

Serious side effects may include:irregular heartbeat, vision problems, rash, nervousness, increased nasal congestion; one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion, chest pain, difficulty urinating; mental mood changes. ...


Talk with your doctor your medical history, especially of:kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, long problems (eg, asthma, emphysema), thyroid problems, diabetes, glaucoma, prostate trouble, depression, allergies (especially drug allergies).

This drug may make you dizzy, use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...