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Product introduction

Chericof Syrup is a medicine used in the treatment of common cold and cough. It can provide quick relief from cough and common cold symptoms like runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and congestion or stuffiness.

Chericof 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 healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, sedation, double vision, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, and nausea. 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 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 worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.


Uses of Chericof Syrup

Benefits of Chericof Syrup

In Treatment of Dry cough

A dry cough, also known as non-productive cough, is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. This is irritating, usually associated with a tickly throat and may be caused due to cold, flu, allergies or throat irritants. Chericof Syrup suppresses dry, hacking coughs. It will also relieve allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or throat irritation and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine can provide a quick relief and the effects can last up to several hours.

In Common cold

Chericof Syrup effectively relieves symptoms associated with common cold, such as a blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. It helps loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. It also shrinks the blood vessels and provides rapid relief that lasts for several hours. These actions make breathing easier. Chericof Syrup usually starts working within a few minutes, and the effects can last up to several hours.

Side effects of Chericof 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 Chericof

  • Sedation
  • Double vision
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Discomfort when urinating
  • Polyuria
  • Urinary retention
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Hallucination
  • Convulsion

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

How Chericof Syrup works

Chericof Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Phenylephrine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Chericof Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chericof 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Chericof Syrup is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Chericof Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Chericof Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Chericof Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Chericof 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 Chericof Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Chericof 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.

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Quick tips

  • Chericof Syrup helps in the treatment of dry cough and other common cold symptoms.
  • It is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

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Patient concerns

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CHERICOF TOOK NOW.WHAT IS THE USE OF THIS MEDICINE
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
mainly used as cough syrup
Mucous Cough and cold, used two syrups 1.chericof, 2. Brodil as per local doctor prescription. But no improvement observed, please suggest any better syrup. Problem started from one week
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your 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 child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. Your child 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 cannot be given without diagnosis.
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Chericof Syrup cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Chericof Syrup may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating 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 episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. Will Chericof Syrup 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 are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Chericof Syrup?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Chericof Syrup. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Chericof Syrup?

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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References

  1. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Chlorpheniramine + Phenylephrine + Dextromethorphan. Spring Valley, New York: Silarx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Name: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Address: Plot no 107/108,Namli block , Ranipool, East Sikkim 737135
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: April, 2025

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