Dexalone Syrup

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Primary uses of Dexalone Syrup

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60 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Dexalone Syrup

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Uses of Dexalone Syrup

Dexalone Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough.
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Dexalone Syrup side effects

Common

Sleepiness, Dizziness, Excitation, Confusion, Convulsion, Respiratory depression, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Rash.

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

How Dexalone Syrup works

Dexalone Syrup is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

In Depth Information on Dexalone Syrup

Expert advice for Dexalone Syrup

  • Use dextromethorphan exactly as directed on the label, and in doses prescribed by your doctor.
  • Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
  • If syrup, measure the liquid form of dextromethorphan with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Allow the dextromethorphan lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Do not drive or use machines while taking this medicine until you are sure you are not affected.
  • Do not drink alcohol (wine, beer, spirits)whilst taking this medicine. Alcohol increases the risk of side effects occurring and may make you feel drowsier.
  • Always ask a doctor before giving cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough or cold medicine in very young children.
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Dexalone Syrup related warnings
Special precautions for Dexalone Syrup
Alcohol
CAUTION
Dexalone Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dexalone 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.
Lactation
Dexalone 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
Dexalone Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Dexalone Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dexalone Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Dexalone Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Dexalone Syrup?uses

If you miss a dose of Dexalone Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Dexalone Syrup

Frequently asked questions about Dextromethorphan

Q. Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?
Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance
Q. Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can i take for cough?
Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended
Q. Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?
Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration
Q. Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?
Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications
Q. Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.

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Taking Dexalone with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Dexalone with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin, Eldepryl
Dexalone with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex, Morex
Dexalone with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin, Afrelect
Dexalone with Sibutramine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Reduce, MEDISLIM (MERIDIAN), Sintrim, Sibutrex, Sibutrim, Sibuslim, Deobese, Keep Fit, Sibunet, Leptos
Dexalone with Bupropion
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion, Bupraset, Buprex, Bupron
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