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Overview

Introduction

Dextracof Syrup is used to treat of dry cough. It works by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain and narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness.

Dextracof Syrup also reduces cough, associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a certain chemical messenger. It can be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time each day. Take this medicine in a dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. But, never take a double dose to make up for the missed one. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. However, inform doctor if you are suffering from any lung, liver or kidney disease before you start taking this medicine.

Nausea, stomach upset, insomnia, high blood pressure, rash, and diarrhea may occur as side effects of this medicine. But, you should consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen or are accompanied by high fever or persistent headache. It may also cause dizziness as a side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may worsen your side effects.

Uses of Dextracof Syrup

Dextracof Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Palpitations
  • Sleepiness
  • High blood pressure

How to use Dextracof 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. Dextracof 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 Dextracof Syrup works

Dextracof 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.

Dextracof Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Dextracof Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dextracof 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dextracof Syrup during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dextracof Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dextracof Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dextracof Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Dextracof 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.
Dextracof Syrup
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₹0.59/ml of Syrup
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₹0.49/ml of Syrup
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Cuf Dex Syrup
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₹0.66/ml of Syrup
33% costlier
Phytus Syrup
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₹0.49/ml of Syrup
1% costlier
Tufcuf Syrup
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₹0.7/ml of Syrup
42% costlier

Patient Concerns

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I am in 4 months of my pregnancy period.I am suffering dry cough for a week.Shoul i used some menthol like message? What medicians are prefer for me ?
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Take some cough syrup
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Alex syp 1tsf twice daily
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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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