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Overview

Uses of Carecof Plus Tablet

Carecof Plus Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Carecof Plus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Urticaria
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Carecof Plus 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. Carecof Plus 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 Carecof Plus Tablet works

Carecof Plus Tablet is a combination of five medicines: Paracetamol, phenylephrine, chlorpheniramine, guaifenesin and ambroxol which relieve common cold symptoms. 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 decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm), further helping in its removal from the airways. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Carecof Plus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Guaifenesin+Ambroxol with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Carecof Plus 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
No information is available on the use of Carecof Plus Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Carecof Plus Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Carecof Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Carecof Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Carecof Plus Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Carecof Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carecof Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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