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EP-Koff Capsule

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Introduction

EP-Koff Capsule is a combination medicine used to treat dry cough. It thins the mucus in the nose and windpipe, making it easier to cough out.

EP-Koff Capsule is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, stomach pain, vomiting, upset stomach, bloating, headache, sweating, and rash. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine can also cause sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make sleepiness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from any lung, liver or kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Uses of EP-Koff Capsule

Side effects of EP-Koff Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of EP-Koff

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Bloating
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Rash
  • Hives

How to use EP-Koff Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. EP-Koff Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How EP-Koff Capsule works

EP-Koff Capsule is a combination of three medicines: Guaifenesin, dextromethorphan and bromhexine which relieve dry cough. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with EP-Koff Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
EP-Koff Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of EP-Koff Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
EP-Koff Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
EP-Koff Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of EP-Koff Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
EP-Koff Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
EP-Koff Capsule
₹3.0/Capsule
Axocold DX Capsule
Axter Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹4.99/Capsule
66% costlier
Nextup Plus 100mg/10mg/2mg Capsule
Wecare Formulations Pvt Ltd
₹7/Capsule
133% costlier

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Patient Concerns

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RHD post ptmc in 1997. Consulted EP DOCTOR
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Cardiology
Not needed EP for Ur case
I have heart beat problem, this problem start when my 2nd baby going to birth, this problem starts before delivery, in 7 month of baby birth, i start some iron capsules to control it, but still i am facing heart beat problem,i consult with so many doctors but problem not get solved. Heartbeat going so fast three to four time in a day upto 180-190. SomeDay's it never happened ,
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Need to undergo ep study
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Guaifenesin. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Bromhexine. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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