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Febrex Ccf Drop

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Febrex Ccf Drop is commonly prescribed in children to treat symptoms such as runny nose, cough, sneezing, watery eyes, sore throat, body ache, and fever. These symptoms are usually associated with common cold, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and other respiratory tract conditions.

Give Febrex Ccf Drop to your child by mouth with or without food. If your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with food. Always remember that the dosing schedule provided by your child’s doctor depends on the type of symptoms your child has, so make sure to follow the prescribed dose, time, and way strictly.

Give Febrex Ccf Drop at a fixed time each day so that it gradually makes a place in your child’s daily routine, which will help you to remember. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine give the same dose again. However, never repeat the dose if it's already time for the next dose. Your child may start to feel better within a week of regular dosing. However, you must continue giving the medicine to your child to finish the complete prescribed course as stopping it abruptly may worsen your child’s condition.

Some of the minor and temporary side effects that your child may experience while taking this medicine include nausea,  vomiting, diarrhea, oral numbness, headache, dizziness, and skin rash. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. In case these side effects persist or become bothersome for your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any ongoing medicine regime or history of any allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Febrex Ccf Drop in children

Benefits of Febrex Ccf Drop for your child

In Common cold

Febrex Ccf Drop is a combination medicine that effectively relieves symptoms of common cold, such as blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. It helps loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. It also shrinks the blood vessels and provides rapid relief that lasts for several hours. These actions make breathing easier.

Febrex Ccf Drop is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by your doctor, and do not stop using it unless you are advised otherwise.

Side effects of Febrex Ccf Drop in children

Febrex Ccf Drop does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Febrex Ccf

  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Numbness in mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How can I give Febrex Ccf Drop to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Febrex Ccf Drop may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Febrex Ccf Drop works

Febrex Ccf Drop contains four active medicines: Paracetamol, Phenylephrine, Chlorpheniramine, and Ambroxol. These work together and provide relief from the symptoms of common cold. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic that 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 that narrows the small blood vessels, providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Ambroxol helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. A clear passage enables easy breathing in your child.

Safety advice

Febrex Ccf Drop should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Febrex Ccf Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Febrex Ccf Drop should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Febrex Ccf Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Febrex Ccf Drop to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost the time for the next dose. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule and do not give a double dose to catch up with the missed dose.

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Quick tips

  • Febrex Ccf Drop may make your child feel sleepy. Ensure your child takes extra care when taking part in physical activities.
  • Never combine Febrex Ccf Drop with other cold and flu medicines as that may lead to side effects.
  • Stop Febrex Ccf Drop and immediately report to the doctor if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Clean and disinfect surfaces after sneezing and coughing to avoid allergy.
    2. Give your child plenty of fluids as it helps to thin and loosen the mucus accumulated in the lungs.
    3. Restrain your child from having caffeinated products and foods that are spicy and fried. All these can trigger coughing.
    4. Make your child gargle with warm saltwater.
    5. Ensure your child takes enough rest.
  • Febrex Ccf Drop helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as headache, sore throat, runny nose, muscular pain, and fever.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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Extremr headache due to sinusitus, lost the prescription, have empty tsblet leaf but confused is Febrex Lp is a correct medicine for that??
Dr. Pushkar Mani
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We consultant a child specialist 15days back he given febrex plus drop, kofrest drop, cefacin drop but cough is not stop
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Use nasoclear nasal drops SOS for nasal blockage. Also give honey 1 tsf thrice daily for 4 days. Also review with nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation now as child's condition changes with time


Q. My child has taken an excessive amount of Febrex Ccf Drop by mistake. What should I do?

Accidental excess intake of Febrex Ccf Drop can put your child at risk of developing serious side effects like seizures, rapid heart rate, depression, cognition defects, and inability to concentrate. If your child experiences any such symptom, call your child’s doctor right away.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Febrex Ccf Drop?

Febrex Ccf Drop can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Febrex Ccf Drop. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. My child has a recent history of surgery for intestinal obstruction. Is it safe to give Febrex Ccf Drop to my child?

Avoid using Febrex Ccf Drop, if your child is suffering from conditions like intestinal obstruction, urinary retention, Cardiovascular disease (hypertension, heart disease), Diabetes mellitus, increased intraocular pressure, or thyroid dysfunction. Always inform your doctor about your child’s medical history and consult your child’s doctor before giving Febrex Ccf Drop for any medical condition.

Q. Can I give the same cough medicine to my younger child, a 3-year-old, which is prescribed to my elder son who is 15 years old?

No, this is a strict no. Never give your child the medicines that have been recommended for use by adolescents or adults. Children should only be given the medicines specifically formulated for them, else it may cause unwanted side effects.

Q. My child is having sleepless nights due to his underlying illness. Can I give Febrex Ccf Drop to make my child sleep?

No, you should not give Febrex Ccf Drop for such conditions. The use of Febrex Ccf Drop may cause mild drowsiness as a side effect, but do not use this to induce sleep. Forced sleep could mask any underlying disease complication or sleep disorder like insomnia. It is always best to consult your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child.

Q. Which is the best place to store the Febrex Ccf Drop at home?

Febrex Ccf Drop should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.

Q. Can the use of Febrex Ccf Drop cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Febrex Ccf Drop may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Febrex Ccf Drop?

Serious side effects with Febrex Ccf Drop are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dosage of Febrex Ccf Drop be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Are there any contraindications associated with use of Febrex Ccf Drop?

Yes, use of Febrex Ccf Drop should be avoided if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). However, it can be taken if advised by the doctor. It should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs. These drugs, called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), may include phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline. This medicine is preferably avoided in pregnant women especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are planning to conceive.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Febrex Ccf Drop?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Febrex Ccf Drop. This medicine contains chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Febrex Ccf Drop?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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