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food interaction for COSCOPIN

alcohol interaction for COSCOPIN

pregnancy interaction for COSCOPIN

lactation interaction for COSCOPIN

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Coscopin syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Coscopin syrup is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Coscopin syrup is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Noscapine(7 mg/5ml)


Noscapine is used to treat cough, asthma or emphysema (lung disease).

How it works

Noscapine belongs to class of drugs called opioid alkaloids. It acts in the brain and suppress the cough reflex.

Common side effects

Coordination disorder, Drowsiness, Headache, Nausea, Tachycardia
Chlorpheniramine(2 mg/5ml)


Chlorpheniramine is used to relieve symptoms of  runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu and allergies due to food and insect bites and hay fever.

How it works

Chlorpheniramine belongs to class of medications called antihistamines. It acts by blocking a natural chemical (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Histamine is responsible for many symptoms of allergy. 

Common side effects

Nausea, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Dry skin, Headache, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Loss of appetite, Nasal congestion, Chest congestion, Vomiting
Ammonium Chloride(28 mg/5ml)


Ammonium chloride is used for the relief of cough in the form of cough expectorant. It is also used as an injection to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis. 

How it works

Ammonium chloride is an expectorant, which helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs and thereby relieves the cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis. 

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Difficulty in swallowing, Sickness, Nausea, Stomach pain, Shortness of breath, Throat disorder
Sodium Citrate(3.25 mg/5ml)


Sodium citrate is used to treat gout (inflammation of joint caused by defective metabolism of uric acid), acidosis (increase of acid in the blood caused by kidney disease) and cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder) in women, kidney stones and constipation. It is also used in combination with other drugs as a preservative for the human liver, kidney and pancreas before organ transplantation. It is also a component of the ‘WHO Oral Rehydration Solution’ used for diarrhea.

How it works

Sodium citrate is a salt and belongs to class of medications called as urinary alkalinizers. It neutralizes excess acid in the blood and urine thereby relieving the associated symptoms. 

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Vomiting, Nausea


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Expert advice for COSCOPIN

• Inform your doctor if you have kidney, heart or lung disease, diabetes, enlarged prostate, increased pressure inside the eyes (glaucoma), asthma, or thyroid problems.
• Patients allergic to noscapine or any of its ingredients should not take it.
• Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take noscapine.

Frequently asked questions for COSCOPIN


Q. Is noscapine sold over the counter?
Yes noscapine is OTC.
Q. Is noscapine obtained from poppy plants?
Cultivated opium poppy plants are only commercial source of noscapine.


Q. Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?
Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects.
Q. Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl.
Q. Is chlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only.
Q.Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?
No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.

Ammonium Chloride

Q. How does ammonium chloride work?
Ammonium chloride is used as an expectorant (helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs) thus helping in curing cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis.
Q. Is ammonium chloride safe/ dangerous?
Anmmonium chloride is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.

Sodium Citrate

Q. Is sodium citrate ionic, covalent, or dissolve in water?
Sodium citrate is an ionic compound and dissolves in water. It does not contain covalent bonds.

Is sodium citrate a preservative, vegan or natural compound?
Yes, sodium citrate is a vegan compound used as a preservative.

Can I take sodium citrate with antibiotics?
No, avoid taking any two medications together and keep a gap of at least 1 hour between two drugs.

Q. Does sodium citrate cause diarrhea?
Yes, long term use of sodium citrate can cause diarrhea.

Q. Does sodium citrate cure cystitis and cancer?
Sodium citrate is used to treat cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder) in women. It is not known to cause cancer.

Does sodium citrate contain gluten?
No, sodium citrate does not contain gluten.

Q. Does sodium citrate bind calcium and have iodine in its structure?
No, sodium citrate does not contain iodine but it binds to the calcium in the blood and reduces blood clotting.

Is sodium citrate the same as citric acid?
Sodium citrate is an acid salt of citric acid.

Is sodium citrate safe?
Sodium citrate is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)