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Overview

Introduction

Febrex Plus Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It provides relief from allergic conditions like runny nose, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. It also works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain, and inflammation.

Febrex Plus Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose. Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medications containing paracetamol to avoid an overdose.

It may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, and headache in some patients. Inform your doctor immediately if any rash or allergic reaction is observed while taking this medicine.

Uses of Febrex Plus Tablet

Febrex Plus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache

How to use Febrex Plus Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Febrex Plus Tablet 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 Febrex Plus Tablet works

Febrex Plus Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieves common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which 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 which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Febrex Plus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Febrex Plus Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Febrex Plus Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Febrex Plus Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Febrex Plus Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Febrex Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Febrex Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Febrex Plus Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Febrex Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Febrex Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Febrex Plus Tablet 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Febrex Plus

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My child is suffering from coldI give him febrex plus but it doesn't work
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
There are many underlying causes of Patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary.
Extremr headache due to sinusitus, lost the prescription, have empty tsblet leaf but confused is Febrex Lp is a correct medicine for that??
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Diabetes Specialist
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FAQs

Q. What is Febrex Plus?

Febrex Plus is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Phenylephrine. This combination helps to relieve symptoms of cold like runny nose, watery eyes, fever and headache. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic. It relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels and provides relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Q. Is it safe to use Febrex Plus?

Yes, Febrex Plus is safe in most patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, allergic reaction, sleepiness, headache and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform the doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Febrex Plus when I am relieved of my symptoms?

Febrex Plus is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your symptoms are relieved. However, continue taking this medicine if your doctor has advised you to do so.

Q. Can the use of Febrex Plus cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Febrex Plus can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Febrex Plus cause damage to liver?

Febrex Plus is usually safe when taken according to the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Febrex Plus can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol, while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for the Febrex Plus?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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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References
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Indoco Remedies Limited, Indoco House, 166 CST Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098, INDIA
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