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. Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup 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.
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Codeine which relieve dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic. It blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) which may trigger cough due to allergy. Codeine is a cough suppressant. It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup 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.
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby. Larger doses or prolonged use of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. As Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor. Use of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can the use of Linctus codeinae co cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Linctus codeinae co may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. 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 Linctus codeinae co?
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 Linctus codeinae co?
Serious side effects with Linctus codeinae co 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 Linctus codeinae co 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 serious side effects and toxicity. If you do not find any relief in your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while you are taking this medicine in the recommended doses, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Linctus codeinae co?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Linctus codeinae co. 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 breatfeeding a baby.
Q. Can the use of Linctus codeinae co cause constipation?
Yes, the use of Linctus codeinae co can cause constipation. To prevent constipation, eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Do some exercises like swimming, jogging or take a short walk. Talk to your doctor if constipation persists for a long time.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Linctus codeinae co?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Linctus codeinae co. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of serious side effects caused by Linctus codeinae co.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.