Overview

Uses of Contus Tablet

Contus 650 Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Contus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache

How to use Contus 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. Contus 650 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 Contus Tablet works

Contus 650 Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieves common 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.

Contus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Contus 650 Tablet with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Contus 650 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
Contus 650 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Contus 650 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Contus 650 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Contus 650 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Contus 650 Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Contus 650 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Contus 650 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Contus 650 Tablet helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as headache, sore throat, runny nose, muscular pain, and fever.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

FAQs

Q. What is Contus?

Contus is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Phenylephrine. This combination helps to relieve symptoms of 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 Contus?

Yes, Contus 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 effects. Inform the doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Contus when I am relieved of my symptoms?

Contus is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your symptoms are relieved. However, continue taking this medicine if your doctor has advised you to do so.

Q. Can the use of Contus cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Contus can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Contus cause damage to liver?

Contus is usually safe when taken according to the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Contus can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol, while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for the Contus?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.
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