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Corex Syrup

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Medicine Overview of Corex Syrup

Uses of Corex Syrup

Corex Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough.

Corex Syrup side effects


Side Effects of Corex are 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 relieve 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 centre in the brain.
In Depth Information on Corex Syrup

Corex Syrup related warnings

Special precautions for Corex Syrup
Corex Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Corex

Pls suggest syrup for dry cough, I m suffering with this since last 4-5 days. This time I am having Sabit Honeytus syrup two spoon two times
Dr. Waseem Mirza
My roommate in engg college is addicted to taking Corex and Spasmo Proxyvon from the year 1994.He is taking 2 capsule S.P and half bottle corex in the 1st half and again 2 capsule and the rest half bottle of Corex in the evening. Ironically he never takes anything else no alcohol. His dosage remained same for the past 22 yrs it neither increased not decreased. What are the ill efects of taking these medicines and how to get rid of this please help me so that i can save my room mates life . He himself is also mentally prepared to give up these bad habits
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Corex and Spasmoproxyvon contain opiates which is addictive drug. The effects are similar to heroine/ morphine. It's a strong addiction and over a period of time affects cognitive abilitiesand pain perception. Treatment requires detoxification for withdrawal symptoms and later rehabilitation to prevent relapse. It's a process and is better done under a specialist's supervision.
Suffering from cough and cold, running nose. Once gets cough it stays for long. Dry cough.Have taken 2 doses of cold & flu + oflotas 200 + predine 10
Dr. Waseem Mirza
I have dry cough so what medicine should I take as I have diabetes and blood pressure
Dr. Waseem Mirza
i will advice u to get urself examined one to rule out chest infection by a physicain, as such for dry cough take syp COREX-Dx 2 tsf BD, TAB Levocet 1 tab daily for 10 days
Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
My brother has all the responsibilities after my father's death due which he get stressed and his BP is increased taking medicine.plesae solveOne day my brother bought a BP Checker machine and after checking my mom's bp he unusually checked his own BP only for just knowledge he found his Bp is little bit had increased around 140/90 after which he get very stressed thenHe feels very abnormal thinking thay why it is increased after rhat he got over stressed checked his BP again and now it was 145/100Till then he consult a local doctor he checked his BP and said due to stress it has increased dont suggest medicine and said come tomorrow.that night my brother got over and over stressed and in night he was feeling very uncomfortable.my mother give her BP tablet at night to my brotherAfter that he feels a little bit relaxed next morning he goes to doctor he said why u taken medicine now actual reading will not show.But after then he suggest his medicine composition Beta Blockers for one monthHe feels very stressed due to this and then regularly he checked up his BP his Bp was gathered around 140/90 approx nd some ups and down.And he has a cold problem since childhood his nose has increased folips and he get Sardi always after every 3-4 days he was firstly taking syrup COREX after a doctor consult but when he knew the side effect he prevent the use of it.He some days before Consult a new doctor named AJIT KUMAR SINHA MD(general Medicine) a very good knowledged reputed doctor he said his problem along with his new problem of abdomen thats was a 4-5 times stool each day but Stool is good but time is more in each day.The doctor listened all problems and write some medicine related to abdomen. And mosy important is that the Medicine called PROZAN-AL for anxiety and BP which also contains BETA BLOCKERS and an Anti-Allergic medicine called ODIMONT-LC manufacturing German Remedies company. Sir I m and He is not afraid of Medicine but when i see the side effects of BETA BLOCKERS i sometimes get stressed.He is more stressedWhat should i do SIR i m a medical student and i m very stressed for my brother's health.What is actual issue doctor checked his heart by stethoscope and said nothing is the problem.Today Doctors are very busy and what is actual sometimes get misunderstanding over thisSo please help me he has stress due work load because of my father's death 3 years beforeHow he will be ok from every health issues he is facing.Big issue is his cold problem due to folips increase due which gets sardi every 3 to 4 daysPlease solve my problem i m eagerly waiting for ur response sir please help me.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Restrict salt in diet avoid stress if necessary see a psychologist. Recheck bp after a month don't worry
Mam, My wife is suffering in dry cough problem since 10 days and finally she has been admitted in the Hospital 3days before.She has been given antibiotics with Nebulizer and cough syrup.All medicines are coming under B category except the cough syrup (Levodroprozine syrup) which is coming under D category. She is having 6 weeks pregnancy.I am very much worrying that the medicines will harm my unborn baby or not.I have stopped the syrup but she already taken of 30 ml dose in last two days. Please guide that is it okey or not. Reg, PATIENT
Dr. Megha Tuli
Hi PATIENT medicines do cause problems in baby. However category B medicines can be taken in pregnancy with some caution. Just 2 doses should not cause much harm but I suggest you avoid all such medicines from now till atleast 11 weeks pregnancy during which time the baby's organs are being developed.

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Frequently asked questions about Corex Syrup

Frequently asked questions about Corex Syrup
Q. Can the use of Corex cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Corex may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Do not drive car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment, until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode 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 as 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 any of the following: 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 you do not find any relief in your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while you are taking this medicine in the recommended doses, 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 healthcare provider if you are breatfeeding 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. Do some exercises like swimming, jogging or take 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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