Medicine Overview of Alex Lozenges
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges is used in the treatment of dry cough
Sleepiness, Dizziness, Excitation, Confusion, Convulsion, Respiratory depression, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Rash.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Place it in your mouth and allow it to dissolve slowly. Do not chew or swallow. It may take sometime to dissolve. Alex SF 5mg Lozenges may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.
In Depth Information on Alex Lozenges
- Use dextromethorphan exactly as directed on the label, and in doses prescribed by your doctor.
- Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
- If syrup, measure the liquid form of dextromethorphan with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
- Allow the dextromethorphan lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth.
- Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
- Do not drive or use machines while taking this medicine until you are sure you are not affected.
- Do not drink alcohol (wine, beer, spirits)whilst taking this medicine. Alcohol increases the risk of side effects occurring and may make you feel drowsier.
- Always ask a doctor before giving cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough or cold medicine in very young children.
Alex Lozenges related warnings
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges 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.
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alex SF 5mg Lozenges may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Alex SF 5mg Lozenges, 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.
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Frequently asked questions about Alex Lozenges
Q. Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?
Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance
Q. Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can i take for cough?
Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended
Q. Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?
Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration
Q. Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?
Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications
Q. Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.
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Taking Alex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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