Primarily used for

Nasal allergy symptoms, Dry cough, Throat irritation
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Medicine Overview of Elu Syrup

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Uses of Cetirizine

Cetirizine is used in the treatment of nasal allergy symptoms and allergic skin conditions.
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Side effects of Cetirizine

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Cetirizine

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. Avoid Elu Syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Elu Syrup works

Cetirizine is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.
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Uses of Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan is used in the treatment of dry cough.
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Side effects of Dextromethorphan

Common

Sleepiness, Dizziness, Excitation, Confusion, Convulsion, Respiratory depression, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Rash.

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How to use Dextromethorphan

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. Avoid Elu Syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Elu Syrup works

Dextromethorphan is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.
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Uses of Menthol

Menthol is used in the treatment of throat irritation.
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Side effects of Menthol

Common

No adverse reaction found.

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How to use Menthol

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. Avoid Elu Syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Elu Syrup works

Menthol works by producing a mild anesthetic action causing numbness and a cooling sensation in the area of application.
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Uses of Ammonium Chloride

Ammonium Chloride is used in the treatment of cough with mucus.
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Side effects of Ammonium Chloride

Common

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Difficulty in swallowing, Sickness, Nausea, Stomach pain, Shortness of breath, Throat disorder.

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How to use Ammonium Chloride

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. Avoid Elu Syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Elu Syrup works

Ammonium Chloride works by decreasing the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.
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Uses of Zinc Gluconate

Zinc Gluconate is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.
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Side effects of Zinc Gluconate

Common

Abdominal pain, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Gastritis, Headache, Indigestion, Nausea, Restlessness, Vomiting.

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How to use Zinc Gluconate

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. Avoid Elu Syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Elu Syrup works

Zinc Gluconate provides essential nutrients.

In Depth Information on Elu Syrup

Expert advice for Cetirizine

  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking cetirizine because you may feel sleepy.
  • Avoid alcohol intake while taking this drug.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects: changes in vision, severe dry mouth, trouble urinating, constipation or drowsiness.
  • Do not start or continue the cetirizine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cetirizine or any of the other ingredients of cetirizine tablet.
  • If you have severe kidney problem or severe liver problem.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking cetirizine tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as fits, severe kidney impairment, intolerance to sugars.

Expert advice for Dextromethorphan

  • Use dextromethorphan exactly as directed on the label, and in doses prescribed by your doctor.
  • Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
  • If syrup, measure the liquid form of dextromethorphan with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Allow the dextromethorphan lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Do not drive or use machines while taking this medicine until you are sure you are not affected.
  • Do not drink alcohol (wine, beer, spirits)whilst taking this medicine. Alcohol increases the risk of side effects occurring and may make you feel drowsier.
  • Always ask a doctor before giving cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough or cold medicine in very young children.

Expert advice for Ammonium Chloride

Do not take ammonium chloride if you are allergic to ammonium chloride or any of the other ingredients of the cough syrup Consult your doctor before taking ammonium chloride in cough syrup:
  • If you have prolonged cough or asthma.
  • If you are taking any other cough medication.
  • If you are breast-feeding or pregnant.
Consult your doctor before taking ammonium chloride as injection:
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you are having nausea as one of the symptoms.
Warnings
Special precautions for Elu Syrup
Alcohol
CAUTION
Elu Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Elu 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.
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Lactation
Elu Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited
human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Elu Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Elu Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney di
sease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Elu Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
UNSAFE
Elu Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver d
isease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Elu Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Cetirizine

Q. Is cetirizine/ Alerid/ Alerid syrup an antihistamine/antibiotic/steroid?
Cetirizine is an antihistaminic drug. It is not an antibiotic or steroid
Q. Is cetirizine/ Alerid D banned?
It is available in India and should be taken as advised by doctor
Q. Can you take cetirizine for prickly heat?
Cetirizine can be used for prickly heat to reduce the itching. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take cetirizine with high blood pressure?
Patients with high blood pressure can take cetirizine. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take cetirizine with antibiotics/ azithromycin/ citalopram/ sertraline?
Yes, as there are no expected reactions with cetirizine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does cetirizine make you gain weight?
It is rarely seen, but there is a possibility that cetirizine, like other anti-histamines might cause gain in weight
Q. Is cetirizine/ Alerid safe?
Cetirizine/ Alerid is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is cetirizine good for cold/ used for sore throat/ allergic reaction/itching/hives?
Cetirizine is used to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose. It is also used to treat hives, but not used for sore throat. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. How long can I take cetirizine for?
Patient should take cetirizine as directed by doctor
Q. Can I take cetirizine with paracetamol/ aspirin/ ibuprofen/ DayQuil/ prednisone/ Benadryl?
Cetirizine can be taken along with paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen, or prednisone. However, taking Benadryl and Dayquil along with cetirizine can increase the drowsiness. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Can I take cetirizine with loratadine/ diphenhydramine/ brompheniramine/ fexofenadine?
No. Patient should not take cetirizine with these drugs as they are from same category of antihistamines. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does cetirizine make you sleepy or cause drowsiness?
Patient may feel sleepy after taking cetirizine. Always consult your doctor
Q. Does cetirizine contain diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/aspirin/acetaminophen (paracetamol)?
No. Cetirizine does not contain diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/aspirin. However doctor may prescribe cetirizine in combination with these drugs.
Q. Can I take Cetirizine with Betahistine?
Cetirizine should not be taken with Betahistine as it has antihistamine action and Betahistine has histamine like action and using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.
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Frequently asked questions for Dextromethorphan

Q. Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?
Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance
Q. Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can i take for cough?
Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended
Q. Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?
Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration
Q. Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?
Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications
Q. Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.
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Frequently asked questions for Ammonium Chloride

Q. How does Ammonium Chloride work?
Ammonium Chloride is used as an expectorant (helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs) thus helping in curing cough. Ammonium Chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis
Q. Is Ammonium Chloride safe/ dangerous?
Anmmonium chloride is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.

Substitutes for Elu

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