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Alex Oral Drops Orange


Product introduction

Alex Oral Drops Orange is a medicine used in symptomatic treatment of common cold in children. It provides quick relief from common cold symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, and sneezing.

Alex Oral Drops Orange may be given to your child with or without food. Administer it in the exact dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose and duration of the treatment will depend on your child’s condition and how they respond to the medicine. Continue to give the medicine for as long as the doctor has recommended.


The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, and headache. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact the doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects experienced by the child. This medicine can also cause sleepiness, so do not let your child do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects them.


It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking Alex Oral Drops Orange. Before giving the medicine to your child, let your doctor know if they have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for the child.


Uses of Alex Oral Drops

Benefits of Alex Oral Drops

In Treatment of Common cold

Alex Oral Drops Orange effectively relieves symptoms associated with common cold in children, such as blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. It helps loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. It also shrinks the blood vessels and provides rapid relief that lasts for several hours. These actions make breathing easier. Alex Oral Drops Orange usually starts working within a few minutes, and the effects can last up to several hours.

Side effects of Alex Oral Drops

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alex

  • Vomiting
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin
  • High blood pressure
  • Seizure
  • Dry nose
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Dry throat
  • Excitement
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Decreased appetite
  • Blurred vision

How to use Alex 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. Alex Oral Drops Orange may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alex Oral Drops works

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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Alex Oral Drops Orange. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alex Oral Drops Orange during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alex Oral Drops Orange during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Alex Oral Drops Orange alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alex Oral Drops Orange in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alex Oral Drops Orange in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alex Oral Drops?

If you miss a dose of Alex Oral Drops Orange, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Alex Oral Drops Orange
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Quick tips

  • Alex Oral Drops Orange 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 Alex Oral Drops Orange as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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Cure for Throt infection(khansi)with slight cough caused by common cold and flu.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Tab telekast L at night for two weeks Alex cough syp twice daily
Khanshi with out cough little common cold.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
take Syp Alex 10 ml two times a day and in case no relief in 3 days visit ent specialist near you
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FAQs

Q. What is Alex Oral Drops Orange?

Alex Oral Drops Orange is a combination of two medicines that help to relieve the symptoms of cold. It consists of Chlorpheniramine, an antiallergic that relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. It also consists of Phenylephrine, a decongestant that narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Q. Is it safe to use Alex Oral Drops Orange?

Alex Oral Drops Orange 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 Alex Oral Drops Orange cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Alex Oral Drops Orange 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. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Alex Oral Drops Orange cause sleepiness or dizziness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Alex Oral Drops Orange 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 other cough and cold medicines. Also, avoid taking medicines that help you sleep while taking Alex Oral Drops Orange as it may lead to excessive drowsiness.

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

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Alex Oral Drops Orange 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 Alex Oral Drops Orange?

The use of Alex Oral Drops Orange is considered to be harmful to patients with known allergy to any of the components of this medication. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma and enlarged prostate (difficulty in urination) before taking Alex Oral Drops Orange.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Alex Oral Drops Orange?

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.

Q. What is Alex Oral Drops Orange?

Alex Oral Drops Orange is a combination of two medicines that help to relieve the symptoms of cold. It consists of Chlorpheniramine, an antiallergic that relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. It also consists of Phenylephrine, a decongestant that narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Q. Is it safe to use Alex Oral Drops Orange?

Alex Oral Drops Orange 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 Alex Oral Drops Orange cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Alex Oral Drops Orange 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. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Alex Oral Drops Orange cause sleepiness or dizziness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Alex Oral Drops Orange 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 other cough and cold medicines. Also, avoid taking medicines that help you sleep while taking Alex Oral Drops Orange as it may lead to excessive drowsiness.

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

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Alex Oral Drops Orange 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 Alex Oral Drops Orange?

The use of Alex Oral Drops Orange is considered to be harmful to patients with known allergy to any of the components of this medication. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma and enlarged prostate (difficulty in urination) before taking Alex Oral Drops Orange.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Alex Oral Drops Orange?

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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