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Lefrin Drop


Overview

Introduction

Lefrin Drop is a decongestant. It is used to relieve symptoms of common cold such as blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and swelling.

Lefrin Drop is best taken with food. Use it in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to get the most benefit from it. Keep using it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear. Before you take this medicine, let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking. You should also tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and headache. While you are on treatment with this medicine, do not smoke as it can worsen your symptoms. Drinking alcohol can also affect how the medicine works and should be avoided. It is not recommended for pregnant women, however, it may be safe for breastfeeding mothers if the doctor's prescribes it.

Uses of Lefrin Drop

  • Common cold symptoms

Side effects of Lefrin Drop

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Lefrin Drop

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. Lefrin Drop is to be taken with food.

How Lefrin Drop works

Lefrin Drop is a nasal decongestant. It works by narrowing the small blood vessels, which provide temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lefrin Drop. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lefrin Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lefrin Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Lefrin Drop does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lefrin Drop should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lefrin Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advised for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Lefrin Drop should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lefrin Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lefrin Drop?

If you miss a dose of Lefrin Drop, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Oral phenylephrine should be taken with food
  • Phenylephrine can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime
  • Do not use this medicine without doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Smoking may worsen the effect; therefore use of tobacco should be avoided.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lefrin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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How to get relief from common cold
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Use BADAM ROGAN TAIL - 1-1 Drop in each nostril( Nose opening ) at night & Take chawanprash.
I am suffering from common cold and realise body pain and headache Nose flowing continues
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Use BADAM ROGAN TAIL - 1-1 Drop in each nostril( Nose opening ) at night & Take chawanprash
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FAQs

Q. Is Lefrin an antibiotic/a stimulant/an NSAID/ does Lefrin work/ does Lefrin makes your nose run/ does Lefrin has aspirin in it?

Lefrin is not an antibiotic, stimulant, NSAID, but a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose. Lefrin 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 Lefrin with high blood pressure?

Do not take Lefrin with high blood pressure

Q. Is Lefrin the same as Sudafed?

No, Lefrin is not same as Sudafed which contains pseudoephedrine.

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