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Codistar-DX Cough Syrup


Overview

Introduction

Codistar-DX Cough Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough. It works by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain. It also reduces cough that is associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a certain chemical messenger.

Codistar-DX Cough Syrup can be taken with or without food but at a fixed time each day. It is important to take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. But, never double to dose to make up for the missed one. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. However, before you start taking this medicine its important to inform doctor if you are suffering from any lung, liver or kidney disease.

Nausea, stomach upset, rash and diarrhea may occur as side effects of this medicine. You should consult a doctor if your symptoms worsen or are accompanied by high fever or persistent headache. It may cause dizziness as a side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine as it may worsen your side effects.

Uses of Codistar-DX Syrup

Codistar-DX Syrup side effects

Common
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleepiness

How to use Codistar-DX 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. Codistar-DX Cough 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.

How Codistar-DX Syrup works

Codistar-DX Cough Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which helps reduce cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Codistar-DX Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Codistar-DX Cough Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Codistar-DX Cough 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Codistar-DX Cough Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Codistar-DX Cough Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Codistar-DX Cough Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Codistar-DX Cough Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Codistar-DX Cough Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Codistar-DX Cough Syrup helps relieve dry persistent cough.
  • 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.
  • It may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Codistar-DX Cough Syrup as it can cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Codistar-DX

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I am 29 weeks into my pregnancy. Have extreme dry cough and was given augmentin 625 and then some DCT syrup. None have had any effects. Please suggest something as i cannot sleep at nights due to dry coughingAnd now i am suggested TusQ DxShould i consume it???
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Please avoid cough syrups in pregnancy. Warm water and salt gargling and honey help soothe a cough. you can take dabur haunts syrup if cough is persistent.
Heavy dry cough from last 3days I use TUSQ-DX but no results please suggest me any other medicine
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Visit chest physician as it can be bronchitis
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FAQs

Q. Will Codistar-DX 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 Codistar-DX?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Codistar-DX. 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. Can the use of Codistar-DX cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Codistar-DX Hydrobromide may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoiding driving car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.

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References
  1. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine and dextromethorphan. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. DailyMed. Chlorpheniramine maleate and dextromethorphan hydrobromide liquid. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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