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Grakof Expectorant

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Introduction

Grakof Expectorant is a combination medicine used to treat cough. It thins the mucus in the nose, making it easier to cough out. This medicine also relieves allergic symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, throat irritation.

Grakof Expectorant is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. 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 healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are allergic reaction and rash. 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 can also cause sleepiness, 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 sleepiness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Grakof Expectorant

Side effects of Grakof Expectorant

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 Grakof

  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Grakof Expectorant

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. Grakof Expectorant may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Grakof Expectorant works

Grakof Expectorant is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, ammonium chloride and sodium citrate which relieve cough. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ammonium chloride is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Grakof Expectorant.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Grakof Expectorant is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Grakof Expectorant during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Grakof Expectorant may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Grakof Expectorant is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Grakof Expectorant in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Grakof Expectorant helps relieve cough that is accompanied with mucus.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of thyroid or heart disease.
  • Stop taking Grakof Expectorant and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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I am suffering from cough prescribe me some syrups pls
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Syrup Cosome Expectorant 1 tsf tid x 3 days
Cold and cough problem sore throat
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Warm saline gargle and steam inhalation syrup cosome Expectorant 1 tsf TID
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References

  1. Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ammonium Chloride+Sodium Citrate. GlaxoSmithKline; 2018. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Chlorpheniramine. Brentford, Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare; 1997 [revised 12 Apr. 2016]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Ammonium Chloride. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Sodium Citrate. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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