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Composition FOR LEFRIN

Phenylephrine(NA)

food interaction for LEFRIN

alcohol interaction for LEFRIN

pregnancy interaction for LEFRIN

lactation interaction for LEFRIN

medicine interaction for LEFRIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Lefrin drops with food.
Lefrin drops may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Lefrin drops 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR LEFRIN

Phenylephrine(NA)

Uses

Lefrin drops is used in the treatment of inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina), rhinitis (common cold) and pupil dilation

How it works

Lefrin drops 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, Headache, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES FOR LEFRIN

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR LEFRIN

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR LEFRIN

Phenylephrine

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)