Overview

Uses of Excodin Syrup

Excodin Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough.

Excodin Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

How to use Excodin 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. Excodin 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 Excodin Syrup works

Excodin Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Codeine, Sodium Citrate and Menthol. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Codeine is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Sodium Citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Menthol produces a cooling sensation and relieves minor throat irritation.

Excodin Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Excodin Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Excodin Syrup is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Excodin Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Excodin Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Excodin Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Excodin Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Excodin Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Excodin

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Mam, My wife is suffering in dry cough problem since 10 days and finally she has been admitted in the Hospital 3days before.She has been given antibiotics with Nebulizer and cough syrup.All medicines are coming under B category except the cough syrup (Levodroprozine syrup) which is coming under D category. She is having 6 weeks pregnancy.I am very much worrying that the medicines will harm my unborn baby or not.I have stopped the syrup but she already taken of 30 ml dose in last two days. Please guide that is it okey or not. Reg, PATIENT
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT medicines do cause problems in baby. However category B medicines can be taken in pregnancy with some caution. Just 2 doses should not cause much harm but I suggest you avoid all such medicines from now till atleast 11 weeks pregnancy during which time the baby's organs are being developed.
Always he suffer from coughing and looses his weight.Few days ago PATIENT phenergan drops.Now PATIENT from dry cough.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, please start syp chericoff 2.5 ml twice daily for the next 5 days. Also nasoclear nasal drops SOS for nasal blockage. Give lukewarm water and fluids to drink.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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