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. Decold 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.
Decold Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, Phenylpropanolamine, Chlorpheniramine and Caffeine which relieve common cold symptoms. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is a analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that causes fever and pain. Phenylpropanolamine is a decongestant. It narrows blood vessels in the nose to relieve congestion. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Caffeine increases the effectiveness of Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and decreases sleepiness due to Chlorpheniramine.
Taking caffeine with alcohol may impair the motor coordination
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Decold 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.
No information is available on the use of Decold Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Decold Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Decold Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Decold Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor. Use of Decold Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Decold Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Decold Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor. However, the use of Decold Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.