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Elcodin Syrup

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Primary uses of Elcodin Syrup

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Medicine Overview of Elcodin Syrup

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Uses of Elcodin Syrup

Elcodin Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough.
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Elcodin Syrup side effects

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Sleepiness, Lightheadedness, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Sweating.

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How to use Elcodin 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. Elcodin 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 Elcodin Syrup works

Elcodin Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine and Codeine which relieve dry cough. Chlorpheniramine 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 centre in the brain.

In Depth Information on Elcodin Syrup

Elcodin Syrup related warnings
Special precautions for Elcodin Syrup
Alcohol
CAUTION
Elcodin Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Elcodin 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.
Lactation
Elcodin 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 Elcodin Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Elcodin Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Kidney
Elcodin Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Elcodin Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Elcodin Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Elcodin Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Elcodin Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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