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Corex Syrup

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Primary uses of Corex Syrup

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Alcohol
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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

Common

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 and Codeine which relieve dry cough. Chlorpheniramine 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
Alcohol
CAUTION
Corex Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
Lactation
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
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Corex Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Kidney
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.
Liver
CAUTION
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

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. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of Corex?
Store your medicines in a cool dry place and keep them in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store them out of sight and out of reach from children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them.
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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