Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Lexcof Expectorant may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Lexcof Expectorant is a combination of four medicines: guaifenesin, chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan and phenylpropanolamine which relieve cough. Guaifenesin is an expectorants which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Phenylpropanolamine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Taking phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lexcof Expectorant 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 Lexcof Expectorant during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Lexcof Expectorant may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lexcof Expectorant is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lexcof Expectorant may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Lexcof Expectorant is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.