Excodin Syrup

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Primarily used for

Allergic disorders, Moderate to severe pain, Cough
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
BANNED FOR SALE
As per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Medicine Overview of Excodin Syrup

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Uses of Chlorpheniramine

Chlorpheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Chlorpheniramine

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Chlorpheniramine

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.

How Excodin Syrup works

Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
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Uses of Codeine

Codeine is used for moderate to severe pain and dry cough.
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Side effects of Codeine

Common

Sweating, Headache, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Dehydration, Lightheadedness, Nausea, Edema, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Anemia, Sedation, Constipation.

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How to use Codeine

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.

How Excodin Syrup works

Codeine is an opioid analgesic ( pain reliever). It works by decreasing the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
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Uses of Sodium Citrate

Sodium Citrate is used in the treatment of cough.
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How to use Sodium Citrate

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.

How Excodin Syrup works

Sodium citrate thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.
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Uses of Menthol

Menthol is used in the treatment of dermatitis, itching and eczema.
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Side effects of Menthol

Common

Balance disorder (loss of balance), Vomiting, Altered heart rate, Drowsiness, Hypersensitivity reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Contact dermatitis, Skin irritation, Apnea (absence of breathing), Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Vertigo, Coma.

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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.

How Excodin Syrup works

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.

In Depth Information on Excodin Syrup

Expert advice for Chlorpheniramine

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Chlorpheniramine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Expert advice for Codeine

  • Use Codeine as instructed by your doctor. Never take in greater amounts or more often than prescribed.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Codeine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Store opioid pain relievers in a safe place and out of reach of others.

Expert advice for Sodium Citrate

  • Do not use sodium citrate enema excessively as long term use of this medicine may lead to diarrhea and fluid loss.
  • Sodium citrate should be taken after meals to prevent stomach or intestinal side effects.
  • Do not take if you are allergic to sodium citrate or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give to patients with diabetes, heart or kidney disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), sugar intolerance (as this medicine contains sucrose), Addison's disease (insufficient amounts of steroid hormones), aluminium toxicity or patients on a low salt (sodium) diet.
  • Do not give to patients with inflammatory digestive tract or bowel diseases (e.g. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis).
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Do not give to Children under 3 years.
Warnings
Special precautions for Excodin Syrup
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Excodin Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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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.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Excodin Syrup duri
ng lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As Excodin Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Excodin Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with kid
ney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Excodin Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Chlorpheniramine

Q. Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?
Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl
Q. Is chlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only
Q. Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?
No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.
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Frequently asked questions for Codeine

Q. Is Codeine legal in India?
Yes, however Codeine containing tablets require prescription in India
Q. Is Codeine addictive?
Codeine may cause addiction when consumed for longer duration. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Codeine a narcotic/hydrocodone/morphine/depressant?
Codeine is a naturally occurring form of morphine and called as narcotic. Hydrocodone is derived form of Codeine. Codeine is not a depressant drug
Q. Is Codeine strong?
It depends on the dose. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Codeine/Corex/Phensedyl over the counter or banned in India?
No, it is available in India with doctor's prescription only
Q. Is Codeine/Corex bad or harmful?
It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Corex a drug?
No, Corex is a cough syrup which contains codeine as one of its component
Q. What is Paracodin/Paracodin tablets/Paracodin 10 mg/Paracodol/Paracodina/Paracodin drops/Phensedyl/Phensedyl cough syrup used for?
These are the trade names of codeine containing products. Your doctor may prescribe it (depending on the disease condition) for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, diarrhea, cough, irritable bowel syndrome
Q. Can I take Codeine for flu/headache/toothache/cold/back pain/tonsillitis/migraine/menstrual cramps/stomach pain?
Codeine is specifically used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, diarrhea, cough, irritable bowel syndrome. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take codeine with naproxen/paracetamol/ibuprofen/advil/ warfarin/metronidazole/hydrocodone/diclofenac/ amoxicillin?
You can take codeine with paracetamol/ibuprofen/ Advil/ warfarin/ diclofenac/amoxicillin/naproxen. Taking metronidazole and hydrocodone may alter the effects of codeine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Codeine expire?
Codeine containing tablets are available with mention of expiry date on it. Before taking medicine, patient should consult pharmacist or doctor
Q. Does Codeine make you high/tired/fat/awake/ sleep/constipate/thin blood/headache?
Codeine causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Does Codeine have acetaminophen in it?
No, it does not contain acetaminophen in it. However, your doctor may prescribe Codeine along with acetaminophen.
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Frequently asked questions for Sodium Citrate

Q. Is sodium citrate ionic, covalent, or dissolve in water?
Sodium citrate is an ionic compound and dissolves in water. It does not contain covalent bonds
Q. Is Sodium Citrate a preservative, vegan or natural compound?
Yes, Sodium Citrate is a vegan compound used as a preservative
Q. Can I take Sodium Citrate with antibiotics?
No, avoid taking any two medications together and keep a gap of at least 1 hour between two drugs
Q. Does Sodium Citrate cause diarrhea?
Yes, long term use of Sodium Citrate can cause diarrhea
Q. Does Sodium Citrate cure cystitis and cancer?
Sodium Citrate is used to treat cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder) in women. It is not known to cause cancer
Q. Does Sodium Citrate contain gluten?
No, Sodium Citrate does not contain gluten
Q. Does sodium citrate bind calcium and have iodine in its structure?
No, sodium citrate does not contain iodine but it binds to the calcium in the blood and reduces blood clotting
Q. Is sodium citrate the same as citric acid?
Sodium citrate is an acid salt of citric acid
Q. Is Sodium Citrate safe?
Sodium Citrate is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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Substitutes for Excodin

No substitutes found for this medicine
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