Side Effects of Dr Cold & Flu are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Dryness in mouth, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Allergic reaction, Restlessness, Fatigue, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Increased liver enzymes, Headache.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dr Cold & Flu Tablet is to be taken with food. This will help to avoid stomach upset.
Dr Cold & Flu Tablet is a combination of five medicines: Caffeine, cetirizine, nimesulide, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieve aches and fever associated with cold. Caffeine is a stimulant which decreases sleepiness caused by Cetirizine. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer) which also blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Taking Caffeine+Cetirizine+Nimesulide+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dr Cold & Flu Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Dr Cold & Flu Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Dr Cold & Flu Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Dr Cold & Flu Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dr Cold & Flu Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Dr Cold & Flu Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Dr Cold & Flu Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.