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.
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.
Taking Cetirizine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
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.
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.
Alkem Plus Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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.
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.