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ALCON Oral Drops


Overview

Introduction

ALCON Oral Drops is a combination medication used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. It narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

ALCON Oral Drops can be taken with or without food. Take it in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember.

It can cause nausea and headache. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. You should avoid smoking and consuming alcohol while taking this medicine, as these may worsen your side effects.

Uses of ALCON Oral Drops

ALCON Oral Drops side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness

How to use ALCON Oral Drops

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. ALCON Oral Drops may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.

How ALCON Oral Drops works

ALCON Oral Drops is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Phenylephrine, which relieves cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

ALCON Oral Drops related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
ALCON Oral Drops may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ALCON Oral Drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ALCON Oral Drops is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
ALCON Oral Drops may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ALCON Oral Drops is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of ALCON Oral Drops may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of ALCON Oral Drops may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
ALCON Oral Drops should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ALCON Oral Drops may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • ALCON Oral Drops helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the nose or throat.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking ALCON Oral Drops as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. What is ALCON?

ALCON is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine that help to relieve the symptoms of cold. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. On the other hand, phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Q. Is it safe to use ALCON?

ALCON is safe for most of the patients when taken according to the dose and duration recommended by the doctor. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any problem while taking this medicine, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can the use of ALCON cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of ALCON can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Can the use of ALCON cause sleepiness or dizziness?

Yes, the most common side effect of ALCON is drowsiness. Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery or engaging in other activities that need your full attention, unless your healthcare provider has permitted you to do so. Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants, such as cough and cold medicines. Also, avoid taking certain pain relief medicines and medicines that help you sleep while taking ALCON as it lead to severe drowsiness, causing falls or accidents.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of ALCON can lead to increased side effects due to overdose. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of your medicine before consulting your doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of ALCON?

The use of ALCON is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medication, and for patients suffering from asthma. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions before taking ALCON.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for ALCON?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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197/1, Periyapalayam Road, Manjankaranai, Tiruvallur (Dist), Chennai - 601 102., Tamil Nadu
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