Overview

Uses of Capnyl Tablet

Capnyl Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Capnyl Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache

How to use Capnyl Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Capnyl Tablet 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.

How Capnyl Tablet works

Capnyl Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieves common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. 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. Phenylephrine is a nasal decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Capnyl Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Capnyl Tablet with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Capnyl Tablet 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.
Lactation
Capnyl Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Capnyl Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Capnyl Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Capnyl Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Capnyl Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Capnyl Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Capnyl Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Capnyl Tablet helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as headache, sore throat, runny nose, muscular pain, and fever.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. What is Capnyl?

Capnyl is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Phenylephrine. This combination helps to relieve symptoms of cold like runny nose, watery eyes, fever and headache. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic. It relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels and provides relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Q. Is it safe to use Capnyl?

Yes, Capnyl is safe in most patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, allergic reaction, sleepiness, headache and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform the doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Capnyl when I am relieved of my symptoms?

Capnyl is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your symptoms are relieved. However, continue taking this medicine if your doctor has advised you to do so.

Q. Can the use of Capnyl cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Capnyl can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Capnyl cause damage to liver?

Capnyl is usually safe when taken according to the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Capnyl can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol, while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for the Capnyl?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.
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