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Overview

Uses of Delcof Syrup

Delcof Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache

How to use Delcof 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. Delcof 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 Delcof Syrup works

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

Delcof Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Delcof Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Delcof Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Delcof Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Delcof Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Delcof Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Delcof Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Delcof 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

Expert Advice

  • Delcof Syrup helps in the treatment of dry cough.
  • It is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Delcof

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Take some cough syrup
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FAQs

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Delcof?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Delcof. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

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

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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

Yes, Delcof may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating 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 episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. Will Delcof 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 are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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References
  1. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Chlorpheniramine + Phenylephrine + Dextromethorphan. Spring Valley, New York: Silarx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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