Lupicold Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Lupicold Tablet

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Uses of Phenylpropanolamine

Phenylpropanolamine is used in the treatment of Allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Phenylpropanolamine

Common

Systemic hypertension (high blood pressure), Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations.

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How to use Phenylpropanolamine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Avoid Lupicold Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Lupicold Tablet works

Phenylpropanolamine belongs to a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It stimulates receptors on blood vessels in the nose and sinuses leading to its constriction and reduction in blood flow thereby relieving congestion..
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Uses of Dexchlorpheniramine

Dexchlorpheniramine is used in the treatment of Allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Dexchlorpheniramine

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Dexchlorpheniramine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Avoid Lupicold Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Lupicold Tablet works

Dexchlorpheniramine is an antihistamine. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

In Depth Information on Lupicold Tablet

Expert advice for Phenylpropanolamine

  • Do not continue phenylpropanolamine for more than 7 days if your condition does not improve or if you have high fever.
  • Tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, liver or kidney disease, diabetes, prostate enlargement or visual problems due to increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma).
  • Seek immediate medical attention and discontinue medication if you experience difficulty in breathing, sudden swelling or skin reactions, fits, rapid heartbeat or hallucinations.
  • Use with caution if you are a woman or an elderly patient. Woman may be at a higher risk of haemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain).
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery if you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking phenylpropanolamine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to phenylpropanolamine or any of its ingredients.

Expert advice for Dexchlorpheniramine

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Dexchlorpheniramine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
Warnings
Special precautions for Lupicold Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Lupicold Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Taking phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lupicold Tablet 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.
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Lactation
Lupicold Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Animal or human data is not available.
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Driving
Lupicold Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or d
ecrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Lupicol
d Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lupicold Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Phenylpropanolamine

Q. Is phenylpropanolamine the same as phenylephrine?
Phenylpropanolamine and phenylephrine are different drugs belonging to the same class of medications (nasal decongestants). Both are used to relieve blocked nose or sinuses caused by common cold and seasonal nasal allergies (hay fever)
Q. Does Phenylpropanolamine cause stroke?
Phenylpropanolamine has shown to increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain). Women are at a higher risk.
Q. Is Phenylpropanolamine a controlled substance?
Phenylpropanolamine is a controlled substance since it can be used for manufacturing of illegal drugs
Q. Is Phenylpropanolamine still on the market?
Phenylpropanolamine is banned in India due to increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain) and is no longer marketed in India
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Frequently asked questions for Dexchlorpheniramine

Q. Does dexchlorpheniramine or dexchlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?
Dexchlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Is dexchlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, dexchlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl
Q. Is dexchlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor's prescription only
Q. Can I take dexchlorpheniramine with Panadol/cetirizine/Zyrtec/Allegra/ warfarin/diphenhydramine/ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of dexchlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
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Substitutes for Lupicold

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