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Overview

Introduction

Alkof LS Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough. Relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain. It narrows the small blood vessels and providing relief from congestion or stuffiness. It also relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.


Alkof LS Syrup can be taken with or without food. You should take it in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. Remember that dosage is decided on the basis of age and present medical condition of the person. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Smoking may worsen the effect, therefore use of tobacco should be avoided.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Keep it out of reach of children. This medicine may cause dizziness as a side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Rashes, nausea, headache, and diarrhea may also occur in many individuals.

Uses of Alkof LS Syrup

Side effects of Alkof LS Syrup

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness

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

How Alkof LS Syrup works

Alkof LS Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Cetirizine, dextromethorphan and phenylephrine which relieve dry cough. Cetirizine 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. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

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

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Patient Concerns

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i have dry cough & cold so which syrup i take levosalbutamol / terbutalineI am a MR in fdc i have salbutol-ls syrup
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
U can take montair LC and cough suppressant if it's dry cough
I am taking KUFRIL-LS syrup for 2 days for cough with sputum. But now i am having dry cough at night and early morning which continues for 1hr rapidly. Kindly suggest medicine
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take syrup Trump D 5ml thrice a day for 5 daysTake also mondeslor once a day in night for 5 days
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References
  1. Cetirizine. New York, New York: Pfizer Labs; 2003. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Dextromethorphan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 05 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Phenylephrine hydrochloride. Maidenhead, Berks: McNeil Products Ltd.; 2004 [revised 20 Mar. 2014]. [Accessed 24 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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