Alex SF 5mg Lozenges

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Primarily used for

Anaesthesia, Moderate to severe pain
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₹8.2/Lozenges
10 lozenges in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Alex Lozenges

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Uses of Alex Lozenges

Alex SF 5mg Lozenges is used for Anaesthesia and moderate to severe pain.
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Side effects of Alex Lozenges

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Sedation, Sleepiness, Fatigue, Vomiting, Weakness, Dehydration, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Headache, Sweating, Anemia, Nausea, Edema, Constipation, Dry mouth.

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How to use Alex Lozenges

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.

How Alex Lozenges works

Alex sf 5mg lozenges is an opioid analgesic ( pain reliever). It works by decreasing the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

In Depth Information on Alex Lozenges

Expert advice for Alex Lozenges

  • Use Alex as instructed by your doctor. Never take in greater amounts or more often than prescribed.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Alex, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Store opioid pain relievers in a safe place and out of reach of others.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alex SF 5mg Lozenges
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges should be used with caution during lact
ation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Alex SF 5mg Lozenges is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Dextromethorphan, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alex 5mg Lozenges

Frequently asked questions for Dextromethorphan

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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