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Glycodin Syrup


Overview

Introduction

Glycodin Syrup is used to treat dry cough. It works by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain. It provides a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation. It also decreases the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways.

Glycodin Syrup is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is better to take it with food to avoid stomach upset. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and rash, and confusion. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Keep it out of reach of children. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from any lung, liver or kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Uses of Glycodin Syrup

Side effects of Glycodin Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glycodin

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Confusion

How to use Glycodin 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. Glycodin Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Glycodin Syrup works

Glycodin Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Dextromethorphan, menthol and terpin hydrate which relieve dry cough. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation. Terpin hydrate is an expectorant which works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Glycodin Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glycodin Syrup 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glycodin Syrup 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
Glycodin Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glycodin Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Glycodin Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Glycodin Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Glycodin Syrup
₹1.32/ml of Syrup
Terp D Syrup
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₹0.3/ml of Syrup
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Patient Concerns

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What is a dry and productive cough syrup for baby
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
In dry cough cough suppressants are used. In productive cough mucolytics are used.
i have dry cough & cold so which syrup i take levosalbutamol / terbutaline I am a MR in fdc i have salbutol-ls syrup
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
U can take montair LC and cough suppressant if it's dry cough
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Dextromethorphan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 05 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Menthol. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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