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Avoid Bycold syrup with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
UNSAFE
Bycold syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes.
UNSAFE
Bycold 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR BYCOLD

Paracetamol(NA)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in fever, headache, pain during menstruation, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain and post operative pain.

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that is responsible for pain and fever.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Liver damage
Phenylpropanolamine(NA)

Uses

Phenylpropanolamine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Phenylpropanolamine belongs to a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It stimulates receptors on blood vessels in the nose and sinuses leading to its constriction and reduction in blood flow thereby relieving congestion.

Common side effects

Systemic hypertension (high blood pressure), Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations
Chlorpheniramine(NA)

Uses

Chlorpheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Chlorpheniramine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Common side effects

Nausea, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Dry skin, Headache, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Loss of appetite, Nasal congestion, Chest congestion, Vomiting

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Expert advice FOR BYCOLD

  • Do not take if you are taking any other products that contain paracetamol, or are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not take paracetamol if you drink three or more alcoholic beverages every day.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you have any skin reaction such as skin reddening, blisters, or rash.
  • Do not take paracetamol without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR BYCOLD

Paracetamol

Q. Is paracetamol a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
Paracetamol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (anti-fever) properties. It is useful in relieving mild to moderate pain and febrile (fever) conditions.
Q. Is paracetamol available in India?
Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) is available in India.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for headache?
Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to a moderate headache. For a severe headache and headache not getting relieved with paracetamol, talk to your doctor.
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Q. Is paracetamol a painkiller?
Paracetamol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a painkiller used to relieve mild to moderate pain.
Q. Does paracetamol make you drowsy (sleepy)?
Paracetamol does not make you drowsy (sleepy).
Q. Can I take paracetamol with ibuprofen?
No side effects have been reported when paracetamol is used with ibuprofen. However, paracetamol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like ibuprofen, it can increase the risk of gastritis, stomach bleeding, and ulceration when used for a long time. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does paracetamol cause death?
Paracetamol on overdose can severely damage the liver and cause death. Always consult your doctor before using paracetamol and it should be consumed in the dose as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can paracetamol make babies/ toddlers sleep when used for teething pain?
Paracetamol can help to relieve pain in infants and children, it does not make them sleep.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for cold?
Paracetamol can help in the relief of mild to moderate headache and fever associated with a cold. Talk to your doctor if you have a high fever and for the relief of other associated sign and symptoms with cold.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for stomach ache?
Paracetamol should not be taken for stomach ache. You must consult your physician for the relief of stomach pain as the relief of pain can mask the underlying disease problem.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for toothache?
Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to moderate toothache.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for period pains?
Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to moderate pain associated with periods also known as dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation).
Q. Can I take paracetamol for headache during pregnancy?
Ideally, you should avoid taking any type of medicine during pregnancy. Mild pains generally do not need any treatment, still if there is a need for a pain killer, take the lowest possible dose after consultation with your physician or gynecologist. Studies in human pregnancy have shown no effects due to paracetamol used in the recommended dosage.
Q. Can I take paracetamol for fever?
Yes, paracetamol is an anti-pyretic drug (drug for relieving fever) and can be used for relieving mild to moderate fever. However, it is advisable that you talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for your fever.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with cetirizine?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with cetirizine as there are no interactions seen when both are used together, but it is always safe to consult your doctor before taking any two drugs together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with food or milk?
It is safe to take paracetamol with food or milk.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with high blood pressure?
Paracetamol can be taken if you have high blood pressure. However, it is advised to take it only after consulting your doctor as it belongs to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and these medicines can cause decrease the effect of drugs used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Talk to your doctor before taking it if you are also taking any treatment for high blood pressure.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with azithromycin?
Paracetamol and azithromycin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with metronidazole?
Paracetamol and Metronidazole are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with homeopathic medicine?
Ask your doctor before taking paracetamol with homeopathic medicine as there is no data available on this.
Q. Is paracetamol safe to use?
Paracetamol is safe to use in the dose as recommended by the physicians. Use more than recommended doses can do serious harm.
Q. Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
Paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever).
Q. Can I take paracetamol with naproxen?
Paracetamol and naproxen are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with tramadol?
Paracetamol and tramadol are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with erythromycin?
Paracetamol and erythromycin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.
Q. Is paracetamol banned?
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is not a banned drug. It is available without a prescription.
Q. Is paracetamol an analgesic?
Yes, paracetamol is an analgesic (painkiller) medicine and can be used for the relief of pain, for example, toothache, headache, and sprain.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with codeine?
Paracetamol and codeine are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.
Q. Does paracetamol have side effects?
Paracetamol is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the prescribed dose. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due to an overdose of paracetamol.
Q. Does paracetamol affect the liver?
Use of paracetamol above the recommended doses can cause serious liver damage. If you are taking paracetamol from a long time and you have nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice, immediately consult your doctor as this could be due to an underlying liver damage from paracetamol.
Q. Does paracetamol cure sore-throat?
Paracetamol does not cure sore-throat but it can help in relieving fever associated with cold, flu or sore-throat.
Q. Does paracetamol help a cough?
No, paracetamol does not help in the relief of cough.
Q. Does paracetamol contain alcohol?
No, paracetamol does not contain alcohol.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with warfarin?
Effect of warfarin and other coumarins (anticoagulants) may be increased with a long and regular use of paracetamol with increased risk of bleeding. Occasional doses have no significant effect. Talk to your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with aceclofenac?
Paracetamol and aceclofenac are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.
Q. Can I take paracetamol with amoxicillin?
Paracetamol and amoxicillin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

Phenylpropanolamine

Q. Is phenylpropanolamine the same as phenylephrine?
Phenylpropanolamine and phenylephrine are different drugs belonging to the same class of medications (nasal decongestants). Both are used to relieve blocked nose or sinuses caused by common cold and seasonal nasal allergies (hay fever)
Q. Does phenylpropanolamine cause stroke?
Phenylpropanolamine has shown to increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain). Women are at a higher risk.
Q. Is phenylpropanolamine a controlled substance?
Phenylpropanolamine is a controlled substance since it can be used for manufacturing of illegal drugs
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Q. Is phenylpropanolamine still on the market?
Phenylpropanolamine is banned in India due to increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain) and is no longer marketed in India

Chlorpheniramine

Q. Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?
Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl
Q. Is chlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only
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Q. Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?
No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)