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Overview

Introduction

Coscopin Linctus is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It thins and loosens the mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. It provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes.

Coscopin Linctus is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, allergic reactions, and headache. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine can also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Always keep in mind that this medicine is prescribed only for a short duration until the disease gets cured. Thus, you should not take it for a long time without consulting the doctor. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Coscopin Linctus

Side effects of Coscopin Linctus

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 Coscopin

  • Nausea
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache

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 Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Allergic reaction
    Avoid touching other areas of your body, especially your face. Wash the affected area with water. Put a cold compress such as an ice pack or wet washcloth on the itchy area in case of a mild reaction. Using moisturizing creams may also bring relief. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or does not go away. Get medical help right away if you see signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face or throat, sudden weakness with dizziness and restlessness.
  • 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.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.

How to use Coscopin Linctus

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. Coscopin Linctus may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Coscopin Linctus works

Coscopin Linctus is a combination of four medicines: Noscapine, chlorpheniramine, ammonium chloride and sodium citrate which dry cough. Noscapine is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ammonium chloride is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Coscopin Linctus.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Coscopin Linctus is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Coscopin Linctus during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Coscopin Linctus may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Coscopin Linctus is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Coscopin Linctus in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Patient Concerns

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i have 10week baby boy can i give him coscopin syp for dry cough
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, please start nasoclear nasal drops SOS for nasal blockage. Also review with nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation. Please start coscopin only after physical evaluation if required.
severe dry cough since 3 days. throat has become rough. have taken coscopin plus syp, benz tab. but no difference please suggest other medicines.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
take tab avil 25 mg at bed time, syp zedex 10 ml three times a day for five day
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FAQs

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

Yes, Coscopin may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Do not operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities after taking Coscopin.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Coscopin?

No, alcohol should be avoided while using Coscopin. Drinking alcohol while taking Coscopin will increase the drowsiness caused by Coscopin.

Q. Can the use of Coscopin cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Coscopin 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 about taking some medicines to treat constipation if this persists for a long time.

Q. Can the use of Coscopin cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Coscopin can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.

Q. Will Coscopin 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 some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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

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.

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References

  1. ScienceDirect. Noscapine. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Ammonium chloride. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Sodium citrate. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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