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Overview

Uses of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

Uses of Menthol

Uses of Terpin Hydrate

Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Excitation
  • Confusion
  • Convulsion
  • Respiratory depression
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

Menthol side effects

Common
  • No adverse reaction found

Terpin Hydrate side effects

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

How to use Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

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 to use Menthol

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 to use Terpin Hydrate

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 Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide works

Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

How Menthol works

Menthol works by producing a mild anesthetic action causing numbness and a cooling sensation in the area of application.

How Terpin Hydrate works

Terpin Hydrate works by decreasing the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.

Glycodin Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Glycodin Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Glycodin Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Glycodin Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Glycodin Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
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.

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Expert Advice

Related to Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

  • You have been prescribed Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide for the symptomatic relief of dry cough.
  • It is usually taken for a short time, until the symptoms clear up.
  • Allow the lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth. Do not chew or swallow.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. 
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It should not be administered to patients with chronic cough or where cough is accompanied by excessive secretions.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Related to Terpin Hydrate

  • Inform your doctor if you have lung diseases (e.g. asthma, emphysema), depression, constipation, a history of drug dependency, severe lung or kidney disease, breathing difficulties, inflammatory bowel disease or history of a blocked bowel, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, fits, abdominal pain, gallstones or bile duct problems.
  • Inform your doctor if symptoms worsen or do not disappear after 7 days of use. 
  • Do not increase the dose or take this more often than directed. Long term or excessive use of this medication may lead to dependency.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking terpin hydrate as it may cause dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if patient is allergic to terpin hydrate or any of its ingredients.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Glycodin

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low Hb. Suggest best syrup. multivitamin syrup
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Low Hb can be due to many reasonsThere are many underlying causes of your 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 child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
Having best long syrup. Please
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Hi Kindly share your problem in detail
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FAQs

Related to Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

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

Q. 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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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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