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. ELFECOL 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.
ELFECOL SYRUP is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieve cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a nasal decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Taking ELFECOL SYRUP with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
ELFECOL 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.
ELFECOL SYRUP is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
ELFECOL SYRUP may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
ELFECOL SYRUP is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of ELFECOL SYRUP may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor. Use of ELFECOL SYRUP may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
ELFECOL SYRUP should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ELFECOL SYRUP may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Elfecol is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, and Phenylephrine. This combination helps to relieve symptoms of the cold like runny nose, watery eyes, fever, and headache. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic. It relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels and provides relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Q. Is it safe to use Elfecol?
Yes, Elfecol is safe in most patients. However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, allergic reaction, sleepiness, headache and other uncommon or rare side effect. Inform the doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Elfecol when I am relieved of my symptoms?
Elfecol is usually used for short-term and can be discontinued when your symptoms are relieved. However, continue taking this medicine if you are advised by your doctor to do so.
Q. Can the use of Elfecol cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Elfecol can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Elfecol cause damage to liver?
Elfecol is usually safe in the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Elfecol can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol, while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.
Q. Does Elfecol expire?
Yes, Elfecol does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Elfecol after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 9th Aug 2018.