Medicine Overview of Flucold Syrup
Side Effects of Flucold are Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Sleepiness.
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. Flucold DS 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.
Flucold DS Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Phenylephrine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Sodium Citrate which relieve common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. 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. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.
In Depth Information on Flucold Syrup
Flucold Syrup related warnings
Taking Chlorpheniramine+Phenylephrine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Sodium Citrate with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Flucold DS Syrup is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Flucold DS Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Flucold DS Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Flucold DS Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Flucold DS Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flucold DS Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Flucold DS Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Frequently asked questions about Flucold Syrup
Q. Can the use of Flucold cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Flucold may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Do not drive car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Store your medicines in a cool dry place and keep them in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store them out of sight and out of reach from children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Flucold?
Serious side effects with Flucold are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following: allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.
Q. Will Flucold be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?
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 is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Are there any contraindication associated with use of this drug?
It is not recommended to use Flucold if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), unless advised by the doctor. The use of Flucold should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s) like phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Flucold?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Flucold. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your healthcare provider if you are advised to take this medicine while you are breastfeeding the baby.
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