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Introduction

Cofnyl AX Syrup is used to treat cough. It thins the mucus in the nose, making it easier to cough out. This medicine narrows the blood vessels in the nose to relieve congestion or stuffiness. It also relieves allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and throat irritation.

Cofnyl AX 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 doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, headache, rash, itching, loss of appetite, and insomnia. 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 make sleepiness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before you start taking this medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Uses of Cofnyl AX Syrup

Benefits of Cofnyl AX Syrup

In Cough

Cofnyl AX Syrup gives relief from cough by loosening thick mucus and making it easier to cough it out. It also makes it easier for air to move in and out of your airways. This reduces the frequency of coughing and makes you feel better. Cofnyl AX Syrup also relieves allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or throat irritation. Along with medications, drink enough lukewarm water and gargle with warm salt water to ease the symptoms.

Side effects of Cofnyl AX 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 Cofnyl AX

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

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

How Cofnyl AX Syrup works

Cofnyl AX Syrup is a combination of five medicines: Guaifenesin, Ambroxol, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Phenylephrine and Menthol which relieve cough. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. 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. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cofnyl AX Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cofnyl AX 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
Information regarding the use of Cofnyl AX Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cofnyl AX Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cofnyl AX Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cofnyl AX Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cofnyl AX Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cofnyl AX Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cofnyl AX Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Cofnyl AX 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.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Cofnyl AX Syrup is prescribed to get relief from cough.
  • Drink warm water to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Take exactly as directed by your doctor or on the label. Do not increase the dosage or take for longer than is recommended.
  • In general, most coughs do not last more than 2-3 weeks. If your cough does last longer than this then it's better to see your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers or asthma.

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Patient concerns

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What is a dry and productive cough syrup for baby
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
In dry cough cough suppressants are used. In productive cough mucolytics are used.
i have dry cough & cold so which syrup i take levosalbutamol / terbutaline I am a MR in fdc i have salbutol-ls syrup
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
U can take montair LC and cough suppressant if it's dry cough
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References

  1. Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine HCL. Lumberton, New Jersey: AAA Pharmaceutical, Inc. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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