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Linctus D Syrup

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Introduction

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

Linctus D 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, upset stomach, insomnia, palpitations, and high blood pressure. 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 worsen your sleepiness.

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 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 D Syrup

Benefits of Linctus D 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 D 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 D Syrup, gargling with warm salt water and having ginger or honey can help you manage dry cough.

Side effects of Linctus D 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 D

  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Palpitations
  • Sleepiness
  • High blood pressure

How to use Linctus D 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 D Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Linctus D Syrup works

Linctus D Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Phenylpropanolamine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide which relieve dry cough. Phenylpropanolamine 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. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Linctus D Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Linctus D 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Linctus D Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Linctus D Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Linctus D Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Linctus D Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Linctus D Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Linctus D Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Linctus D 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.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Linctus D 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.
  • Consult your doctor if you do not see any improvement and have a cough for more than 7 days.
  • Let your doctor know if you are taking any anti-depressants.
  • Inform your doctor if you have had a cough for a long time or if you have asthma or suffer from serious asthma attacks, or if your cough is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
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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References

  1. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine, Phenylephrine, and Dextromethorphan. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedInida. Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, Phenylpropanolamine HCL. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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