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Cosrest Syrup

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Introduction

Cosrest Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It relieves allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness.

Cosrest Syrup 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 healthcare team 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, upset stomach, insomnia, palpitations, and high blood pressure. 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 worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Keep it out of reach of children. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Cosrest Syrup

Side effects of Cosrest Syrup

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 Cosrest

  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Palpitations
  • Sleepiness
  • High blood pressure

How to use Cosrest 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. Cosrest Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cosrest Syrup works

Cosrest Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Phenylpropanolamine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide which relieve dry cough. Phenylpropanolamine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cosrest Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cosrest Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cosrest Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cosrest Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cosrest Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cosrest Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Cosrest Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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What is a dry and productive cough syrup for baby
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
In dry cough cough suppressants are used. In productive cough mucolytics are used.
i have dry cough & cold so which syrup i take levosalbutamol / terbutaline I am a MR in fdc i have salbutol-ls syrup
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
U can take montair LC and cough suppressant if it's dry cough
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine, Phenylephrine, and Dextromethorphan. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedInida. Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, Phenylpropanolamine HCL. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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