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Diocalm Syrup


Overview

Uses of Diocalm Syrup

Diocalm Syrup side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness

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

How Diocalm Syrup works

Diocalm Syrup is an antiallergic medication. When your body is exposed to an allergen (pollen, animal dander, house dust etc.), it produces a chemical called histamine. This causes watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itching etc. Diocalm Syrup works by blocking the action of histamine, thereby relieving these symptoms. It also works directly on several areas of the brain to prevent nausea/vomiting and help you feel more relaxed.

Diocalm Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Diocalm Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Diocalm 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
Diocalm Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
For prolonged use and repeated doses of Diocalm Syrup, observe the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Driving
Diocalm Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Diocalm Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Diocalm Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease as it may cause excessive sleepiness in them.
Liver
CAUTION
Diocalm Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diocalm Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Diocalm Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Diocalm 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Diocalm Syrup helps treat nausea and vomiting.
  • It may also be used  for the short-term treatment of sleeping difficulties (insomnia) in adults and as a sedative in children.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Diocalm Syrup can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • It may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid exposing your skin to strong sunlight, use a sunscreen lotion or make sure your skin is protected with clothing.
  • Do not take it for longer than 7 days. If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days, talk to your doctor.
  • Stop taking it at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Diocalm with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
MODERATE
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil
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Brand(s): Konit
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Brand(s): Risure
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Brand(s): Dizapam
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Brand(s): Panik
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
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Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Diocalm

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My daughter who is 3+ did not like to eat anything solid except for liquids. Kindly suggest a digestive appetizer so that she will feel hunger. I just brought longifene buclizine syrup for her. Is this right medicin . Kindly suggest?
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentBuclizine is indicated for the prophylaxis of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness
I m 11 weeks pregnant suggest me a healthy diet
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT to 1mgdoctors. Congratulation on the big new!At this point its fine whatever you take, as long you can keep it down. During early pregnancy the nausea, vomiting and the smells make it difficult to follow a specific diet.So for the time being eat whatever you like, apart from outside food, specially chinese. Also it would be good to avoid pineapples and papaya.
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FAQs

Q. Is Diocalm or Diocalm DM syrup a narcotic/opiate/pain killer?

Diocalm is antihistaminic drug and not a narcotic/opiate/pain killer. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Diocalm over the counter?

No, it is available with doctor's prescription only

Q. Can I take Diocalm for a hangover/sore throat/ nausea/stomach flu/cramps/toothache/ headache/ cough/pain?

Diocalm is used for treatment of symptoms of allergies, but not used for hangover, sore throat, stomach flu, cramps, toothache, headache and cough. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take promethazine with Nyquil/ codeine and ibuprofen/ Tylenol/ oxycodone/ Benadryl/ Dayquil/ Zofran/codeine and Nyquil/Xanax?

Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of promethazine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does promethazine/Promethazine VC have codeine in it?

No, it does not contain codeine in it

Q. Does Diocalm or Diocalm DM make you sleepy/ get you high/make you tired?

Diocalm may cause these side effects which are not serious. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

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