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Alkof Cofgel Tablet


Introduction

Alkof Cofgel Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It relieves allergic symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling (in eyes, nose, throat), and congestion in the nose. It also thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Alkof Cofgel Tablet 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 doctor 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, diarrhea, stomach pain, indigestion, upset stomach, vomiting, bloating, headache, rash, and sweating. 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 dizziness and 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 make dizziness worse.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Alkof Tablet

Side effects of Alkof Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alkof

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Sweating
  • Sleepiness

How to use Alkof Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alkof Cofgel Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alkof Tablet works

Alkof Cofgel Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Guaifenesin, bromhexine, chlorpheniramine and dextromethorphan which relieve dry cough. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Alkof Cofgel Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alkof Cofgel Tablet 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alkof Cofgel Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alkof Cofgel Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alkof Cofgel Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alkof Cofgel Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Alkof Cofgel Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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Cough is not getting extracted, though taking cough syrup alkof Before that I've taken citrizine tablet ctz
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take AUGMENTIN 625 mg twice daily for 3 dayssyrup Grilinctus 5ml twice daily for 5 daysOMEZ D once daily in empty stomach for 5 days
Can alkof plus syrup given to m Shall I give alkof plus syrup to my daughter of 3yr old.how much ml need to be given
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Dr need a final diagnosis or provisional diagnosis to suggest you investigations or medicine or give opinion. Diagnosis cannot be done without taking in to consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination of patient. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient. There are many underlying causes of patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. Patient may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the prescription medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription/advise cannot be given without diagnosis.
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Dextromethorphan and Chlorpheniramine Tablets. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Guaifenesin. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Bromhexine. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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