Alerfri AF Oral Drops


Overview

Uses of Alerfri AF Oral Drops

Alerfri AF Oral Drops is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It relieves symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the nose or throat.

Alerfri AF Oral Drops side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness

How to use Alerfri AF 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. Alerfri AF 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 Alerfri AF Oral Drops works

Alerfri AF 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.

Alerfri AF Oral Drops related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alerfri AF Oral Drops may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alerfri AF Oral Drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Alerfri AF Oral Drops is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Alerfri AF Oral Drops may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Alerfri AF Oral Drops is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alerfri AF Oral Drops may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alerfri AF Oral Drops may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Alerfri AF Oral Drops should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alerfri AF Oral Drops may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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FAQs

Q. What is Alerfri AF?

Alerfri AF 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 Alerfri AF?

Alerfri AF 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 Alerfri AF cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Alerfri AF 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 Alerfri AF cause sleepiness or dizziness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Alerfri AF 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 Alerfri AF 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 Alerfri AF 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 Alerfri AF?

The use of Alerfri AF 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 Alerfri AF.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Alerfri AF?

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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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