Medicine Overview of Gocold Tablet
Side Effects of Gocold are Nausea, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Sleepiness, Headache.
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. Gocold 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.
Gocold Plus Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieve 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.
In Depth Information on Gocold Tablet
Gocold Tablet related warnings
Taking Gocold Plus Tablet with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gocold Plus Tablet 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.
Gocold Plus Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Gocold Plus Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Gocold Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gocold Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gocold Plus Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Gocold Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gocold Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Gocold Tablet
Gocold is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, and Phenylephrine. This combination helps to relieve symptoms of the 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 Gocold?
Yes, Gocold 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 effect. Inform the doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Gocold when I am relieved of my symptoms?
Gocold is usually used for short-term and can be discontinued when your symptoms are relieved. However, continue taking this medicine if you are advised by your doctor to do so.
Q. Can the use of Gocold cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Gocold can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Gocold cause damage to liver?
Gocold is usually safe in the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Gocold can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol, while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.
Yes, Gocold does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Gocold after the expiry date.
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