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Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension

Prescription Required

Your child’s medicine at a glance

Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension is commonly prescribed in children to treat symptoms such as runny nose, cough, sneezing, watery eyes, sore throat, body ache, and fever. These symptoms are usually associated with common cold, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and other respiratory tract conditions.

Give Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension to your child by mouth with or without food. If your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with food. Always remember that the dosing schedule provided by your child’s doctor depends on the type of symptoms your child has, so make sure to follow the prescribed dose, time, and way strictly.

Give Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension at a fixed time each day so that it gradually makes a place in your child’s daily routine, which will help you to remember. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine give the same dose again. However, never repeat the dose if it's already time for the next dose. Your child may start to feel better within a week of regular dosing. However, you must continue giving the medicine to your child to finish the complete prescribed course as stopping it abruptly may worsen your child’s condition.

Some of the minor and temporary side effects that your child may experience while taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth and nose, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, fatigue, restlessness, insomnia, rapid heart rate, and rash. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. In case these side effects persist or become bothersome for your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any ongoing medicine regime or history of any allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension in children

Benefits of Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension for your child

In Treatment of Common cold symptoms

Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension is a combination of medicines that effectively relieves symptoms of the common cold such as blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. It helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. This makes it easier for air to move in and out. It shrinks the blood vessels and provides rapid relief that lasts for several hours.

This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor. Taking this medicine enables you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

Side effects of Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension in children

Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Cofnyl DS

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Dry nose
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rash

How can I give Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension to my child?

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 DS Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension works

Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension is a combination of three medicines: Cetirizine, Paracetamol, and Phenylephrine, which relieves common cold symptoms. Cetirizine is an antiallergic that blocks histamine (a chemical messenger) to relieve 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 decongestant that narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost the time for the next dose. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule and do not give a double dose to catch up with the missed dose.

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Quick tips

  • Do not give Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension if your child is less than 2 years of age. Consult your child’s doctor before giving such medicines.
  • Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension may make your child feel sleepy. Ensure your child takes extra care when taking part in physical activities.
  • Never combine Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension with other cold and flu medicines as that may lead to side effects.
  • Stop Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension and immediately report to the doctor if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Clean and disinfect surfaces after sneezing and coughing to avoid allergy.
    2. Give your child plenty of fluids as it helps to thin and loosen the mucus accumulated in the lungs.
    3. Restrain your child from having caffeinated products and foods that are spicy and fried. All these can trigger coughing.
    4. Make your child gargle with warm saltwater.
    5. Ensure your child takes enough rest.

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FAQs

Q. What should parents do if infants and children under 2 years of age experience cough and cold symptoms?

A cold is a respiratory illness that is usually self-limited and lasts about a week. If you are concerned about making your child feel more comfortable, talk with your doctor about what approach would be better for faster recovery. If your child’s cold symptoms do not improve or get worse, contact your doctor. A persistent cough may signal a more serious condition such as bronchitis or asthma.

Q. My child has taken an excessive amount of Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension by mistake. What should I do?

Excess intake of Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension can put your child at risk of developing serious side effects like seizures, psychiatric symptoms, urinary retention, shaking of hands, blurred vision, severe abdominal pain, and rapid heart rate. In such cases, call your child’s doctor right away.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension?

Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. My child has a seizure disorder. Is it safe to give Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension to my child?

Avoid giving Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension if your child is suffering from a seizure disorder. Apart from this, Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension should also be avoided in children with cardiovascular disease (hypertension, heart disease), diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal obstruction, increased intraocular pressure, urinary obstruction, or thyroid dysfunction. Always inform the doctor about your child’s medical history and consult your child’s doctor before giving Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension for any medical condition.

Q. Can Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension make my child sleepy?

Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension may cause mild drowsiness effect, making your child feel sleepy. So, be cautious and never give this medicine to induce sleep. Forced sleep could mask any underlying sleep disorder like insomnia. It’s always best to consult your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child.

Q. How can I store Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension?

Cofnyl DS Oral Suspension should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.

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