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food interaction for KIDYLINCTUS

alcohol interaction for KIDYLINCTUS

pregnancy interaction for KIDYLINCTUS

lactation interaction for KIDYLINCTUS

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Kidylinctus 1.5mg/1.5mg/2.5mg syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Kidylinctus 1.5mg/1.5mg/2.5mg syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Promethazine(1.5 mg)


Promethazine is used for treatment of allergies to the upper respiratory tract and skin including symptoms of sneezing, runny and itchy nose and eye irritation and red, raised, itchy skin rash. It is also used to prevent and control nausea, vomiting and pain which may occur after surgery; to prevent motion sickness. It also used as a short-term sedative.

How it works

Promethazine belongs to the group of medicines called antihistamines. It also has additional anti-emetic, central sedative and anti-cholinergic properties. It acts by blocking a natural substance called histamine that your body produces during an allergic reaction.

Common side effects

Nightmare, Pale red skin, Itchy rash, Rash, Abdominal cramp, Abnormal liver function tests, Altered heart rate, Blurred vision, Confusion, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Gastric irritation, Headache, Hypersensitivity reaction, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Itching, Loss of appetite, Muscle cramp, Nausea, Restlessness, Vomiting, Fatigue
Pholcodine(1.5 mg)


Pholcodine is used to suppress cough for temporary relief from dry cough (cough without any mucus or phlegm production).

How it works

Pholcodine belongs to class of drugs called cough suppressants. It works by suppressing the center for cough reflex in the brain (centrally acting) thereby providing relief.

Common side effects

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Chest congestion, Confusion, Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Shortness of breath, Excitement, Rash, Vomiting
Phenylephrine(2.5 mg)


Phenylephrine is a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose caused by common cold or in seasonal nasal allergies (hay fever).

How it works

Phenylephrine stimulates receptors on blood vessels and leads to constriction of blood vessels. This leads to decrease in the flow of blood in the blood vessels of nose, which in turn relieves nasal congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Facial swelling, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Loss of appetite, Rash, Restlessness, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular


No substitutes found

Expert advice for KIDYLINCTUS

  • Do not start or continue the promethazine tablets if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to promethazine or any of the other ingredients of promethazine tablet.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking promethazine if you feel drowsy.
  • Do not use promethazine for more than 7 days without doctor’s advice.
  • Do not use in patients in coma or suffering from depression.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of following disease conditions: severe coronary artery disease, narrow angle glaucoma, epilepsy (fits) or liver or kidney problem, block in the junction of stomach and intestine (pyloro-duodenal obstruction) or in the bladder neck.

Frequently asked questions for KIDYLINCTUS


Q. Is promethazine or Promethazine DM syrup a narcotic/opiate/pain killer?
Promethazine is antihistaminic drug and not a narcotic/opiate/pain killer. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is promethazine over the counter?
No, it is available with doctor’s prescription only.
Q. Can I take promethazine for a hangover/sore throat/ nausea/stomach flu/cramps/toothache/ headache/ cough/pain?
Promethazine is used for treatment of symptoms of allergies, but not used for  hangover, sore throat, stomach flu, cramps, toothache, headache and cough. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take promethazine with Nyquil/ codeine and ibuprofen/ Tylenol/ oxycodone/ Benadryl/ Dayquil/ Zofran/codeine and Nyquil/Xanax?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of promethazine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Does promethazine/Promethazine VC have codeine in it?
No, it does not contain codeine in it.
Q. Does promethazine or Promethazine DM make you sleepy/ get you high/make you tired?
Promethazine may cause these side effects which are not serious. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.


Q. Is pholcodine the same as codeine?
No. Pholcodine and codeine are two different drugs that have similar uses (treatment of dry cough) and mechanism of action. Pholcodine has a lower tendency for drug dependence (addiction) and may be preferred in certain cases over codeine. 

Does pholcodine make you drowsy?
Yes. Drowsiness is a side effect of pholcodine use.


 Q. Is phenylephrine an antibiotic/a stimulant/an NSAID/ does phenylephrine work/ does phenylephrine makes your nose run/ does phenylephrine has aspirin in it?
Phenylephrine is not an antibiotic, stimulant, NSAID, but a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose. Phenylephrine works for most of the patients if taken as recommended. It does not have aspirin in it.
Q. Can i take phenylephrine with ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine/citalopram/Nyquil/ acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ Zyrtec/ Flonase/ Advil?
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 phenylephrine.
Q.  Can i take phenylephrine with high blood pressure?
Do not take phenylephrine with high blood pressure.
Q. Is phenylephrine the same as Sudafed?
No, phenylephrine is not same as Sudafed which contains pseudoephedrine.


Content on this page was last updated on 04 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)