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. Capex CZ Kid Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
Capex CZ Kid Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Phenylephrine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Sodium Citrate which relieve common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.
Taking Chlorpheniramine+Phenylephrine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Sodium Citrate with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Capex CZ Kid Syrup is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Capex CZ Kid Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Capex CZ Kid Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Capex CZ Kid Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Capex CZ Kid Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Capex CZ Kid Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor. However, the use of Capex CZ Kid Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
Q. Can the use of Capex cz kid cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Capex cz kid may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Do not drive car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Store your medicines in a cool dry place and keep them in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store them out of sight and out of reach from children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Capex cz kid?
Serious side effects with Capex cz kid are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following: allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.
Q. Will Capex cz kid be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Are there any contraindication associated with use of this drug?
It is not recommended to use Capex cz kid if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), unless advised by the doctor. The use of Capex cz kid should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s) like phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Capex cz kid?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Capex cz kid. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your healthcare provider if you are advised to take this medicine while you are breastfeeding the baby.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.