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Corex Syrup


Uses of Corex Syrup

Corex Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough.

Corex Syrup side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

How to use Corex Syrup

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. Corex 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.

How Corex Syrup works

Corex Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Codeine, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic. It blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) which may trigger cough due to allergy. Codeine is a cough suppressant. It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Corex Syrup related warnings

Corex Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Corex 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.
Corex Syrup 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 Corex Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Corex Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Corex Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Corex Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Corex Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Corex Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Corex Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Corex

Query about cough long periodShe is suffering from dry cough since last two weeksShe has taken corex cough syrup and other tablets as suggested by local physician but still the problem persistRequest please suggest suitable medicine for quick reliefThanking you in anticipationThose other tablets are nimesulide, paracetamol & ciprofloxacin.Please suggest as early as possible
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
take tab montair lc at bedtime for five days in case no improvement in two days visit ent specialist near you for proper examination
I m having cough since last six month .sometimes it is severe but when I have corex syrup it subsidies.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Appears allergic get chest x ray and serum IgE level check and revert
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User Feedback


Q. Can the use of Corex cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Corex may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Corex?

Keep this medicine in the container 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.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Corex?

Serious side effects with Corex are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.

Q. Will Corex be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Corex?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Corex. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Q. Can the use of Corex cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Corex can cause constipation. To prevent constipation, eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly by engaging in activities like swimming, jogging or taking a short walk. Talk to your doctor if constipation persists for a long time.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Corex?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Corex. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of serious side effects caused by Corex.

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