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Overview

Introduction

Alex Syrup Sugar Free is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It relieves allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and throat irritation. It also provides relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Alex Syrup Sugar Free 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 nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and headache. 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 can also cause 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 taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Alex Syrup

Side effects of Alex Syrup

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache

How to use Alex 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. Alex Syrup Sugar Free may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alex Syrup works

Alex Syrup Sugar Free is a combination of three medicines: Phenylephrine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, which relieves dry cough. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Safety Advice

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Alex Syrup Sugar Free helps in the treatment of dry cough.
  • It is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

Patient Concerns

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I need cough syrup for Dry Cough
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Alex syp 1tsf twice daily
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Alex cough syp two tsf daily
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FAQs

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Alex?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Alex. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Alex?

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. Can the use of Alex cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Alex may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. Will Alex be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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References
  1. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Chlorpheniramine + Phenylephrine + Dextromethorphan. Spring Valley, New York: Silarx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
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