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Kofarest Drop

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Kofarest Drop is a medicine that helps treat wet cough (cough with mucus) associated with an acute sore throat and asthma in children. It also relieves throat irritation, clears congestion, and enables easy breathing in your child.

Give Kofarest Drop to your child by mouth with or without food. If your child develops an upset stomach, prefer giving it with food. You may require to give this medicine to your child for a few days to weeks, depending upon the severity of the disease. For maximum benefit, do not stop the medication abruptly by yourself even if your child starts to feel better and continue the medicine until the full prescribed course. Also, do not give more than the prescribed dose for fast relief as it may cause unwanted effects and worsen your child’s condition.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include excessive salivation,  altered taste, dry mouth and throat, oral numbness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, indigestion, and skin rash. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if these effects persist or become bothersome for your child, report to your child’s doctor immediately.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history, including any previous episode of respiratory illness, allergy, heart-problem, blood disorders, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, sinus issues, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Benefits of Kofarest Drop for your child

In Treatment of Cough with mucus

Kofarest Drop helps gently soothe and relieve your child’s cough. It loosens thick mucus thereby making it easier to cough out. This makes breathing easy and reduces the frequency of coughing. Along with medications, drinking lukewarm water and gargling with warm salt water may also help ease symptoms for your child.

In Treatment of Acute Sore throat

Sore throat refers to pain and discomfort in the throat that is usually seen in bacterial or viral infections. Kofarest Drop works quite quickly to reduce the pain and discomfort for your child. It helps soothe the irritated throat and speeds up the recovery process.

In Treatment of Respiratory tract disorders associated with viscid mucus

Kofarest Drop helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. This makes it easier for air to move in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor. Taking this medicine enables you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

Side effects of Kofarest Drop in children

Kofarest Drop does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Kofarest

  • Excessive salivation
  • Taste change
  • Dry throat
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Numbness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Skin rash

How can I give Kofarest Drop to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Kofarest Drop is to be taken with food.

How Kofarest Drop works

Kofarest Drop is a mucolytic medication. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe, and lungs making it easier to cough out. Also, it relieves the pain and irritation due to sore and dry throat by rendering a soothing effect.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Kofarest Drop should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kofarest Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
The use of Kofarest Drop is not recommended in children with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Kofarest Drop should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Kofarest Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Kofarest Drop to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next dose. Do not give the double dose and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick tips

  • Do not give Kofarest Drop if your child has a dry cough.
  • Give the medicine with food to avoid stomach upset in your child.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Give plenty of fluids as it helps to loosen and expel the mucus.
    2. Avoid giving dairy and caffeinated products, spicy and fried food to your child as all these may irritate the airways and trigger coughing. 
    3. A teaspoon of honey may also help to ease out a cough reflex.
    4. Ask your child to gargle with warm salt water as it eases the expelling of mucus.
    5. Ensure your child takes enough rest.
  • Do not give this medicine to your child for a long term without consulting your child’s doctor.
  • Never combine Kofarest Drop with other cold and flu medicines as that may increase the chances of side effects.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylmethylamine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
Mucolytics

Patient concerns

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Wet cough with mucus & body ache from last few days
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Consult chest physician as it is due to lower respiratory tract infection
Heavy cough and sneezing.nose filled with mucus .
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Dr need a final diagnosis or provisional diagnosis to suggest you investigations or medicine or give opinion. In present situation diagnosis cannot be done without taking in to consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination of patient. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.There are many underlying causes of Patient?s 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 patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.For cough, cold -- Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Dry, hacking coughs respond to honey in hot water, tea, or lemon juice. Drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost from sweating and having a runny nose, get plenty of rest, eat healthily ? a low-fat, high-fibre diet is recommended, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. OTC drugs, gargling with salt water and sucking on menthol sweets can help relieve a sore throat and blocked nose, are generally safe for older children and adults to take, but might not be suitable for babies, young children. Avoid applying Vicks VapoRub to babies and toddlersPatient may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the prescription medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis.
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FAQs

Q. My child has a severe cough. Can I give him two cough medicines together?

Do not give your child more than one cough or cold medicine at a time unless advised by your child’s doctor. In case of confusion, always consult your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I give my cough medicine to my child?

Never give your child the medicines that have been recommended for use by adults. Children should only be given the medicines that have been formulated for them, else it may cause unwanted side effects. Check the label of the medicine properly before giving it to your child. Follow the prescribed dose strictly.

Q. What if my child takes too much Kofarest Drop?

An overdose of Kofarest Drop is known to aggravate the existing minor side effects which may require symptomatic treatment. Consult your child’s doctor right away in case you find you have given an extra amount of the medicine by mistake.

Q. My child is having a cough with no mucus. Can I give Kofarest Drop to him?

No, Kofarest Drop is advised for the treatment of wet cough. It aims to expel the mucus from the airway tract, thereby relieving your child from throat irritation, congestion and rendering him a soothing effect. Whereas, for a dry cough, cough suppressants are a better option. So, it will be wise if you ask your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. How should Kofarest Drop be stored?

Kofarest Drop should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any mishap.
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