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Cope 10mg Tablet MD

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Overview

Introduction

Cope 10mg Tablet MD belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and some skin reactions, and reactions to bites and stings. It relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.

Cope 10mg Tablet MD can be taken with or without food. The dose required for you may vary depending on what you are taking it for. This medicine is usually taken in the evening but follow the advice of your doctor on how to take it. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, but if you are taking it to prevent symptoms you should take it regularly. If you miss doses or stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back.

This medicine is generally very safe. The most common side effects include feeling sleepy or dizzy. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you. You should avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney problems or epilepsy. Your dose may need to be modified or this medicine may not be suitable. Some other medicines can interact with this medicine so let your healthcare team know what else you are taking. You should also talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, although it is not thought to be harmful.

Uses of Cope Tablet MD

Side effects of Cope Tablet MD

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 Cope

  • Sleepiness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

How to use Cope Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Cope 10mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cope Tablet MD works

Cope 10mg Tablet MD is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Cope 10mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cope 10mg Tablet MD is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cope 10mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Cope 10mg Tablet MD may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
SAFE
Cope 10mg Tablet MD does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cope 10mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cope 10mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cope 10mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cope 10mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cope 10mg Tablet MD to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  •  It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.
  • It is okay to take Cope 10mg Tablet MD with most other medications as it has few drug interactions.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Cope 10mg Tablet MD can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Cope 10mg Tablet MD as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Cope 10mg Tablet MD at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylmethyl Piperazinyl Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cope with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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Ayurveda
take arjunarisht 20 ml twice, shilajeet cap 2 capsule 2 cap twice with milk
Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
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FAQs

Q. Does Cope make you tired and drowsy?

Yes, Cope can make you feel tired, sleepy and weak. If you have these symptoms, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Q. Is Cope a steroid? What is it used for?

Cope is an anti-allergic medication, not a steroid. It relieves the symptoms of allergy. It is used to relieve runny nose, sneezing and redness, itching and watering of the eyes caused by hay fever or seasonal allergies. It also relieves similar symptoms caused due to allergies to substances, such as dust mites, animal dander and mold. It is also used to treat symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.

Q. How long does it take for Cope to work?

You will notice an improvement within an hour of taking Cope. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Cope and Fexofenadine together?

Sometimes the doctor may advise you to take two different antihistamines together if you are being treated for a severe itchy rash. If you are taking Cope during daytime, your doctor may prescribe another antihistamine for the night which causes sleepiness, especially if the itch makes it difficult for you to sleep. Do not take two antihistamines together unless recommended by your doctor.

Q. For how long should I continue Cope?

The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken depends on the problem being treated. If you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. Similarly, if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nose) or chronic urticaria, you may need to take Cope for a longer time. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Cope.

Q. Is it safe to take Cope daily for a long time?

Cope is safe if used as prescribed by your doctor. Moreover, it is unlikely to harm you if you take it for a long time. But, it is best to take Cope for only as long as you need it.

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References

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