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Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup


Overview

Uses of Dicodyl Syrup

Dicodyl Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

How to use Dicodyl 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. Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg 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 Dicodyl Syrup works

Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Codeine, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic. It blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) which may trigger cough due to allergy. Codeine is a cough suppressant. It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Dicodyl Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg 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
Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Kidney
Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dicodyl 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

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

Yes, Dicodyl may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

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

Keep this medicine in the container 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. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Dicodyl?

Serious side effects with Dicodyl are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.

Q. Will Dicodyl 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 serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Dicodyl?

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

Q. Can the use of Dicodyl cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Dicodyl can cause constipation. To prevent constipation, eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly by engaging in activities like swimming, jogging or taking a short walk. Talk to your doctor if constipation persists for a long time.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Dicodyl?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Dicodyl. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of serious side effects caused by Dicodyl.

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