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. Lemocold Drop may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
Lemocold Drop is a combination of four medicines: Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine, Chlorpheniramine and Ambroxol which relieve common cold symptoms. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.
Taking Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine+Ambroxol with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lemocold Drop 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.
No information is available on the use of Lemocold Drop during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Lemocold Drop may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Lemocold Drop is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lemocold Drop may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor. Use of Lemocold Drop may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Lemocold Drop should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lemocold Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Q. Can the use of Lemocold cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Lemocold may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Do not drive car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Store your medicines in a cool dry place and keep them in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store them out of sight and out of reach from children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Lemocold?
Serious side effects with Lemocold are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following: allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.
Q. Will Lemocold be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Are there any contraindication associated with use of this drug?
Yes, use of Lemocold should be avoided or taken when advised by the doctor if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). The use of Lemocold should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s) like phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline. This medicine is preferably avoided in pregnant women especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Lemocold?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Lemocold. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your healthcare provider if you are advised to take this medicine while you are breastfeeding the baby.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 29th Nov 2017.