Alkem Plus Syrup


Overview

Uses of Alkem Plus Syrup
Alkem Plus Syrup is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.
Alkem Plus Syrup side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction
How to use Alkem Plus 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. Alkem Plus Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
How Alkem Plus Syrup works
Alkem Plus Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Cetirizine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Phenylephrine which relieve common cold symptoms. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks histamine (a chemical messenger) to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Alkem Plus Syrup related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Cetirizine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alkem Plus Syrup 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.
Lactation
Alkem Plus Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Alkem Plus Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alkem Plus Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alkem Plus Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Alkem Plus Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alkem Plus Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

FAQs

Q. What is Alkem Plus?
Alkem Plus is a combination of three medicines: Cetirizine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine. This medicine helps to treat common symptoms of cold. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which helps to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen helps to relieve pain and fever, and phenylephrine helps to give relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Q. Is it safe to use Alkem Plus?
Yes, Alkem Plus is safe in most of the patients. However, in some patients, it may cause unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, dizziness, dryness in the mouth, sleepiness, allergic reaction. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.
Q. Can the use of Alkem Plus cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Alkem Plus can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for some time or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Alkem Plus cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Alkem Plus can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you have nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting, you are unable to drink water and there are signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without consulting a doctor.
Q. What should be avoided while taking Alkem Plus?
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Alkem Plus. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Alkem Plus.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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