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. Congestyl 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.
Congestyl Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieve cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves 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 nasal decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Taking Congestyl Syrup with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Congestyl Syrup 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.
Congestyl Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Congestyl Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Congestyl Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Congestyl Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor. Use of Congestyl Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Congestyl Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Congestyl Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Congestyl is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, and Phenylephrine. This combination helps to relieve symptoms of the cold like runny nose, watery eyes, fever, and headache. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic. It relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels and provides relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Q. Is it safe to use Congestyl?
Yes, Congestyl is safe in most patients. However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, allergic reaction, sleepiness, headache and other uncommon or rare side effect. Inform the doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Congestyl when I am relieved of my symptoms?
Congestyl is usually used for short-term and can be discontinued when your symptoms are relieved. However, continue taking this medicine if you are advised by your doctor to do so.
Q. Can the use of Congestyl cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Congestyl can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Congestyl cause damage to liver?
Congestyl is usually safe in the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Congestyl can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol, while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.
Q. Does Congestyl expire?
Yes, Congestyl does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Congestyl after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.