Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup

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Introduction

Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It relieves allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, throat irritation, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness.

Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, and sweating. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine can also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Keep it out of reach of children. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup

Benefits of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup

In Dry cough

A dry cough is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. It may cause a tickling sensation or itching in the throat and may be due to cold, flu, allergies or throat irritants. Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup suppresses severe dry cough and gives you relief from an itchy throat. Apart from this, it also reduces symptoms of allergy like watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Along with taking Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup, gargling with warm salt water and having ginger or honey can help you manage dry cough.

Side effects of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Linctus Codeinae CO

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Breathlessness
  • Sweating

How to use Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup

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.

How Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup works

Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Codeine, which relieves 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 center in the brain.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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.
Liver
CAUTION
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.

What if you forget to take Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup is prescribed to get relief from a dry cough.
  • Take exactly as directed by your doctor or on the label. Do not increase the dosage or take for longer than is recommended.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers or asthma.
  • Consult your doctor if you do not see any improvement and have cough for more than 7 days.

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Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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Right & left Solder Pain , Breathless & cough , lose motion
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
I am giving cancer opinionUr cough is bcos of thyroid tumorLinctus codeine syrup will helpYour doctor will give steroids also for breathlessness
My son is 17.5 months old.he is suffering from cough and cold from last 5 days. I am giving a dose of maxtra twice a day. But it seems he got cough in his chest. Should I start any antibiotic. I have following at home unused syrup. Please suggest me what should I start. 1. Cephalexin oral suspension dry syrup 30 ml 2. Azithromycin Oral Suspension AZEE 100 DRY SYRUP 3. Levosalbutamol syrup 1mg/5ml 4. Tixylix new(promethazine hydrochloride & pholcodine cough linctus) 5. Macfast 250 (acetaminophen oral suspension USP) 6. NORMET SUSPENSION (ofloxacin & ornidazole suspension) 7. Omnacortil forte 15mg/5ml ( Prednisolone sodium phosphate syrup) 8. Ambrosio syrup.
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
In present situation advice given without doing clinical examination and diagnosis can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient. Please visit me or any other Paediatrician.
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup?

Serious side effects with Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice 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 Syrup 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 the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Q. Can the use of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup can cause constipation. To prevent constipation, eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly by engaging in activities like swimming, jogging or taking a short walk. Talk to your doctor if constipation persists for a long time.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of serious side effects caused by Linctus Codeinae CO Syrup.

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References

  1. Medscape. Chlorpheniramine + Codeine. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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