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Product introduction

Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange is a combination of medicines that is used to treat sore throat. It kills the bacteria which are associated with throat infections.

Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange should be used in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Check the label before use. Do not take this medicine more than the recommended dose. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicine or have any known allergy from this medicine.

This medicine has minimal or no side effects. If you experience nausea, vomiting or any other symptoms which you think are because of this medicine, please consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from any other disease.

Uses of Alkof Lozenges

Benefits of Alkof Lozenges

In Sore throat

Sore throat refers to pain and discomfort in the throat that is usually seen in bacterial or viral infections. Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange helps reduce the pain and discomfort and makes you feel better. It kills the microorganisms causing the infection in the throat and soothes the irritated throat. This helps you carry out normal daily activities like swallowing, talking, eating. You may also drink warm water or have ginger tea, avoid cold foods for additional relief.

Side effects of Alkof Lozenges

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

  • No common side effects seen

How to use Alkof 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. Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alkof Lozenges works

Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange is a combination of two medicines: Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol and Amylmetacresol which treat sore throat. These are mild antiseptics that kill the bacteria associated with throat infections.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Information regarding the use of Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alkof Lozenges?

If you miss a dose of Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange, 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.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange to get relief from sore throat.
  • Alkof Cough Lozenges Orange should be taken after every 2 to 3 hours or as suggested by the doctor. Suck one lozenge slowly as required.
  • Do not take it for more than 3 days. Consult your doctor if you do not observe any improvement in symptoms.
  • Do not take more than 8 lozenges in 24 hours.
  • Each lozenge contains sugar. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes mellitus.

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Patient concerns

Cough is not getting extracted, though taking cough syrup alkof Before that I've taken citrizine tablet ctz
Dr. Pushkar Mani
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 much ml need to be given
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
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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  1. Amylmetacresol and 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol [EMC SmPC]. Slough, UK: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd.; 2010 [revised 31 Mar. 2017]. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

Marketer details

Name: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Address: Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Country of origin: India

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