Medicine Overview of Dexalone Syrup
Dexalone Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough
Side Effects of Dexalone are Sleepiness, Dizziness, Excitation, Confusion, Convulsion, Respiratory depression, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Rash.
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.
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
- You have been prescribed Dexalone Syrup for treatment of dry cough.
- It is usually taken only for a short time.
- If syrup, measure with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
- Allow the lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth. Do not chew or swallow.
- Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
- Do not take Dexalone Syrup if your cough is chronic or if it is accompanied by excessive secretions.
- Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.
Dexalone Syrup related warnings
Dexalone Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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.
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.
Dexalone Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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.
Dexalone Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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.
Frequently asked questions about Dexalone Syrup
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
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