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food interaction for GLYCODIN

alcohol interaction for GLYCODIN

pregnancy interaction for GLYCODIN

lactation interaction for GLYCODIN

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alcohol
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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Glycodin syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Glycodin syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR GLYCODIN

Dextromethorphan(10 mg)

Uses

Dextromethorphan is used for dry cough

How it works

Dextromethorphan decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Common side effects

Sedation, Sleepiness, Fatigue, Vomiting, Weakness, Drowsiness, Dehydration, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Headache, Sweating, Anemia, Stomach pain, Nausea, Nervousness, Edema, Constipation, Dry mouth, Restlessness
Menthol(3.75 mg)

Uses

How it 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.

Common side effects

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
Terpin Hydrate(10 mg)

Uses

Terpin Hydrate is used in the treatment of cough with mucus

How it works

Terpin Hydrate works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Slow heart rate, Confusion, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Shortness of breath, Epigastric pain, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Rash

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Expert advice FOR GLYCODIN

  • Use dextromethorphan exactly as directed on the label, and in doses prescribed by your doctor.
  • Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
  • If syrup, measure the liquid form of dextromethorphan with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Allow the dextromethorphan lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Do not drive or use machines while taking this medicine until you are sure you are not affected.
  • Do not drink alcohol (wine, beer, spirits)whilst taking this medicine. Alcohol increases the risk of side effects occurring and may make you feel drowsier.
  • Always ask a doctor before giving cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough or cold medicine in very young children.

Frequently asked questions FOR GLYCODIN

Dextromethorphan

Q.

Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?
Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance

Q.

Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can i take for cough?
Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended

Q.

Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?
Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration

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Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?
Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications

Q.

Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)