Overview

Uses of Coldguard XT Tablet

Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Coldguard XT Tablet side effects

Common
  • Allergic reaction
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Coldguard XT 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. Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg 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 Coldguard XT Tablet works

Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol, caffeine and chlorpheniramine 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. Caffeine increases the effectiveness of paracetamol. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Coldguard XT Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking caffeine with alcohol may impair the motor coordination
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg 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
Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Coldguard XT 500 mg/30 mg/4 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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