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Koff go tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Koff go 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.
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Koff go tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR KOFF GO

Guaifenesin(50 mg)

Uses

Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of cough with mucus

How it works

Guaifenesin works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways.

Common side effects

Nausea, Itchy rash, Hypersensitivity reaction, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting
Bromhexine(4 mg)

Uses

Bromhexine is used in the treatment of cough

How it works

Bromhexine thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Dizziness, Headache
Chlorpheniramine(2 mg)

Uses

Chlorpheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Chlorpheniramine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Common side effects

Nausea, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Dry skin, Headache, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Loss of appetite, Nasal congestion, Chest congestion, Vomiting
Paracetamol(450 mg)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in fever, headache, pain during menstruation, joint pain (arthralgia), muscle pain (myalgia), dental pain and post operative pain

How it works

Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that is responsible for pain and fever.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Liver damage
Ephedrine(5 mg)

Uses

Ephedrine is used in the treatment of decreased blood pressure

How it works

Ephedrine belongs to a class of medications called sympathomimetic agents. It acts by relaxing the air passages and constricting the blood vessels in the nose for relieving nasal congestion and heart for increasing the blood pressure. It also act on brain, which accounts for its use in narcolepsy.

Common side effects

Systemic hypertension (high blood pressure), Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

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Expert advice FOR KOFF GO

  • Do not take guaifenesin if you have known allergy to it.
  • Stop guaifenesin and consult your doctor immediately if you develop breathing difficulty swelling on your face, neck throat or tongue (severe allergic reactions).
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are taking more than one cough and cold medicine.
  • Consult your doctor before you start taking guaifenesin if you have asthma, inflammation of air passages (bronchitis), lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) such as emphysema, smokers cough,  porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs).
  • Consult your doctor before you start guaifenesin if you are suffering from liver or kidney problems, or if you are taking alcohol.
  • Guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough.
  • Consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days, tend to recur, or are accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.
  • It is important to tell your doctor, while undergoing urine tests, if have recently taken or are taking guaifenesin as it can affect some results.
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless it is advised by your doctor.
  • Use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle; discard after 4 weeks of opening even if not used (consult your pharmacist for the procedure to dispose).

Frequently asked questions FOR KOFF GO

Guaifenesin

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What is Guaifenesin used for?
Guaifenesin is an expectorant, mainly used to relieve chest congestion by aiding the removal of mucus

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What is Ascoril+/Ascoril LS/ Ascorl D cough syrup?
Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, while Ascorl LS contails levosalbutamol. In addition both syrups contain bromhexine and guaifenesin and are used to relieve cough due to acute and chronic inflammation of the airways (bronchitis) and other cough conditions.Ascoril D is a medicine for dry cough and it does not contain guaifenesin

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Is Ascoril+ an antibiotic?
No, Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, bromhexine and guaifenesin. It does not contain any antibiotic

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Does Ascoril+/ Ascoril LS cause drowsiness?
No, terbutaline, levosalbutamol, bromhexine and guaifenesin do not cause any drowsiness. Hence, Ascoril+ or Ascoril LS syrup does not cause drowsiness

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How long can I take guaifenesin?
Consult your doctor for use more than 7 days

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Can I take guaifenesin if I have high blood pressure?
Guaifenesin should not be taken by individuals with high blood pressur

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Can I take guaifenesin with phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
There are no known drug interactions between phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) and guaifenesin. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on guaifenesin

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Can I take guaifenesin with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation) and Dayquil (OTC cold and cough preparation), Benadryl, benzonatate?
Guaifenesin can be taken with other cold and cough preparation including Sudafed, Dayquil, Benadryl and benzonatate . However, other formulations containing guaifenesin must be avoided to avoid a double dose. Also, guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough since the combination would not be logical and you may be exposed to unnecessary side effects.

Bromhexine

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Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.

Chlorpheniramine

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Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?
Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects

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Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl

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Is chlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only

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Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

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Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?
No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.

Paracetamol

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Is paracetamol a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
Paracetamol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (anti-fever) properties. It is useful in relieving mild to moderate pain and febrile (fever) conditions.

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Is paracetamol available in India?
Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) is available in India.

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Can I take paracetamol for headache?
Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to a moderate headache. For a severe headache and headache not getting relieved with paracetamol, talk to your doctor.

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Is paracetamol a painkiller?
Paracetamol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a painkiller used to relieve mild to moderate pain.

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Does paracetamol make you drowsy (sleepy)?
Paracetamol does not make you drowsy (sleepy).

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Can I take paracetamol with ibuprofen?
No side effects have been reported when paracetamol is used with ibuprofen. However, paracetamol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and when given along with other NSAIDs like ibuprofen, it can increase the risk of gastritis, stomach bleeding, and ulceration when used for a long time. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does paracetamol cause death?
Paracetamol on overdose can severely damage the liver and cause death. Always consult your doctor before using paracetamol and it should be consumed in the dose as advised by your doctor.

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Can paracetamol make babies/ toddlers sleep when used for teething pain?
Paracetamol can help to relieve pain in infants and children, it does not make them sleep.

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Can I take paracetamol for cold?
Paracetamol can help in the relief of mild to moderate headache and fever associated with a cold. Talk to your doctor if you have a high fever and for the relief of other associated sign and symptoms with cold.

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Can I take paracetamol for stomach ache?
Paracetamol should not be taken for stomach ache. You must consult your physician for the relief of stomach pain as the relief of pain can mask the underlying disease problem.

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Can I take paracetamol for toothache?
Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to moderate toothache.

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Can I take paracetamol for period pains?
Paracetamol is a pain killer and can help in the relief of mild to moderate pain associated with periods also known as dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation).

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Can I take paracetamol for headache during pregnancy?
Ideally, you should avoid taking any type of medicine during pregnancy. Mild pains generally do not need any treatment, still if there is a need for a pain killer, take the lowest possible dose after consultation with your physician or gynecologist. Studies in human pregnancy have shown no effects due to paracetamol used in the recommended dosage.

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Can I take paracetamol for fever?
Yes, paracetamol is an anti-pyretic drug (drug for relieving fever) and can be used for relieving mild to moderate fever. However, it is advisable that you talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for your fever.

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Can I take paracetamol with cetirizine?
Yes, paracetamol can be taken with cetirizine as there are no interactions seen when both are used together, but it is always safe to consult your doctor before taking any two drugs together.

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Can I take paracetamol with food or milk?
It is safe to take paracetamol with food or milk.

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Can I take paracetamol with high blood pressure?
Paracetamol can be taken if you have high blood pressure. However, it is advised to take it only after consulting your doctor as it belongs to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and these medicines can cause decrease the effect of drugs used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Talk to your doctor before taking it if you are also taking any treatment for high blood pressure.

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Can I take paracetamol with azithromycin?
Paracetamol and azithromycin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with metronidazole?
Paracetamol and Metronidazole are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with homeopathic medicine?
Ask your doctor before taking paracetamol with homeopathic medicine as there is no data available on this.

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Is paracetamol safe to use?
Paracetamol is safe to use in the dose as recommended by the physicians. Use more than recommended doses can do serious harm.

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Is paracetamol an antibiotic?
Paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It's an analgesic (pain-killer) and anti-pyretic (for the relief of fever).

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Can I take paracetamol with naproxen?
Paracetamol and naproxen are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with tramadol?
Paracetamol and tramadol are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with erythromycin?
Paracetamol and erythromycin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Is paracetamol banned?
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is not a banned drug. It is available without a prescription.

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Is paracetamol an analgesic?
Yes, paracetamol is an analgesic (painkiller) medicine and can be used for the relief of pain, for example, toothache, headache, and sprain.

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Can I take paracetamol with codeine?
Paracetamol and codeine are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Does paracetamol have side effects?
Paracetamol is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the prescribed dose. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due to an overdose of paracetamol.

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Does paracetamol affect the liver?
Use of paracetamol above the recommended doses can cause serious liver damage. If you are taking paracetamol from a long time and you have nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice, immediately consult your doctor as this could be due to an underlying liver damage from paracetamol.

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Does paracetamol cure sore-throat?
Paracetamol does not cure sore-throat but it can help in relieving fever associated with cold, flu or sore-throat.

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Does paracetamol help a cough?
No, paracetamol does not help in the relief of cough.

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Does paracetamol contain alcohol?
No, paracetamol does not contain alcohol.

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Can I take paracetamol with warfarin?
Effect of warfarin and other coumarins (anticoagulants) may be increased with a long and regular use of paracetamol with increased risk of bleeding. Occasional doses have no significant effect. Talk to your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

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Can I take paracetamol with aceclofenac?
Paracetamol and aceclofenac are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

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Can I take paracetamol with amoxicillin?
Paracetamol and amoxicillin are not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions when taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medications together.

Ephedrine

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Is ephedrine dangerous/safe?
Ephedrine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Is ephedrine illegal/ controlled substance?
Ephedrine is legal. Ephedrine is not currently classified as a controlled substance.

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Is ephedrine a stimulant?
Yes, ephedrine is a stimulant

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Does ephedrine raise blood pressure?
Yes, ephedrine may increase blood pressure. It is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension) caused during spinal or epidural anesthesia

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Does ephedrine cause hair loss/ drowsiness/ constipation/ acne/ weight loss?
No, ephedrine is not known to cause hair loss, drowsiness, constipation, acne or weight loss. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

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Does ephedrine burn muscle/help lose weight?
Ephedrine is known to cause weight loss. However, it is not widely used as a treatment for weight loss.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)