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Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup


Overview

Introduction

Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It relieves allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness.

Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are stomach upset, dryness in mouth, and fatigue. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Alernyl Syrup

Side effects of Alernyl Syrup

Common
  • Upset stomach
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Alernyl Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alernyl Syrup works

Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Cetirizine and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which reduces cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup 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
Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Alernyl 5 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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References
  1. Cetirizine. New York, New York: Pfizer Labs; 2003. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Dextromethorphan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 05 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Cetrizine. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Dextromethorphan. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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