Alkof Syrup

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Introduction

Alkof Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It narrows the small blood vessels and provides relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. It also relieves allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and throat irritation.

Alkof Syrup 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, vomiting, upset stomach, dryness in mouth, headache, and fatigue. 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.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Keep it out of reach of children. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. 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. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Alkof Syrup

Benefits of Alkof Syrup

In Dry cough

A dry cough is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. It may cause a tickling sensation or itching in the throat and may be due to cold, flu, allergies or throat irritants. Alkof Syrup suppresses severe dry cough and gives you relief from an itchy throat. Apart from this, it also reduces symptoms of allergy like watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Along with taking Alkof Syrup, gargling with warm salt water and having ginger or honey can help you manage dry cough.

Side effects of Alkof Syrup

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
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness

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

How Alkof Syrup works

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

What if you forget to take Alkof Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Alkof Syrup, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

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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 Bansilal 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.
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
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References

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  2. Drugs.com. Dextromethorphan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 05 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  6. Drugs.com. Phenylephrine. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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