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M Cold Plus Tablet


Introduction of Paracetamol

M Cold Plus Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. It works by blocking the release of chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever.

M Cold Plus Tablet may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. It is usually best taken with food otherwise it may upset your stomach. Do not take more or use it for longer than recommended.

Side effects are rare if this medicine is used correctly but this medicine may cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting in some people. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects bother you or do not go away.

This medicine is widely prescribed and considered safe but is not suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems or are using blood-thinning medicines. It may affect the dose or suitability of this medicine. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Introduction of Phenylpropanolamine

M Cold Plus Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. It works by blocking the release of chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever.

Introduction of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

M Cold Plus Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. It works by blocking the release of chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever.

This medication may be taken with or without food preferably one hour before you travel. Take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. But, before taking it, inform doctor if you are suffering from depression and taking its medicines.

Dizziness may occur as its side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness.

Introduction of Caffeine

M Cold Plus Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. It works by blocking the release of chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever.

Uses of Phenylpropanolamine

Uses of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Uses of Caffeine

  • Apnea of prematurity

Benefits of Paracetamol

In Pain relief

M Cold Plus Tablet is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, and muscle aches. This medicine is very widely used and very rarely causes side effects if taken at the right dosage. Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. It is also the first choice of painkiller during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

In Treatment of Fever

M Cold Plus Tablet is also used to reduce a high temperature (fever). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor.

Side effects of Paracetamol

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 M Cold Plus

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Itching

Side effects of Phenylpropanolamine

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 M Cold Plus

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

Side effects of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

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 M Cold Plus

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

Side effects of Caffeine

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 M Cold Plus

  • Restlessness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased production of urine

How Paracetamol works

M Cold Plus Tablet is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

How Phenylpropanolamine 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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How Chlorpheniramine Maleate works

M Cold Plus Tablet is an antiallergic medication. When your body is exposed to an allergen (pollen, animal dander, house dust etc.), it produces a chemical called histamine. This causes watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itching etc. M Cold Plus Tablet works by blocking the action of histamine, thereby relieving these symptoms.

How Caffeine works

M Cold Plus Tablet is a stimulant which works by blocking the action of certain natural substances (adenosine and phosphodiesterase).

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with M Cold Plus Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
M Cold Plus Tablet 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 M Cold Plus Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
M Cold Plus Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
M Cold Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of M Cold Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of M Cold Plus Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
M Cold Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of M Cold Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of M Cold Plus Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take M Cold Plus Tablet?

If you miss a dose of M Cold Plus Tablet, 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

Paracetamol

  • Paracetamol should be taken with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within 2 hours of taking Paracetamol.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver disease as your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

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.

Chlorpheniramine Maleate

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Chlorpheniramine Maleate, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Caffeine

  • Caffeine helps in the treatment of interrupted breathing in premature babies.
  • It is given by mouth or via a gastric feeding tube by a doctor or nurse.
  • If you are breast-feeding while your infant is treated with Caffeine, do not drink coffee or take any other high caffeine product as caffeine passes into breast milk.

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FAQs

Paracetamol

Q. What if I vomit after taking Paracetamol?

If you vomit in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Paracetamol tablets or syrup, retake the same dose again. If you vomit after 30 minutes of a dose, you do not need to take another one until the next standard dose.

Q. When will I feel better after taking the Paracetamol?

Usually, you will start feeling better after about half an hour of taking a Paracetamol.

Q. How often can I take the Paracetamol?

You should only take four doses of Paracetamol in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not take Paracetamol for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor first.

Q. Does Paracetamol make babies sleepy?

No, Paracetamol does not make babies sleepy. It is a pain-relieving medicine that is also used to control high fever.

Q. Is Paracetamol safe for children?

Paracetamol is considered safe for children only when used as directed by the doctor.

Q. Is Paracetamol an antibiotic?

No, Paracetamol is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and fever-reducing medicine.

Q. Can I take Paracetamol and ibuprofen together?

Ibuprofen and Paracetamol are safe medicines, but both should not be used together. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. How long does a Paracetamol take to work?

Paracetamol takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects. It is advised to take this medicine for the duration suggested by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience any bothersome side effects.

Q. What are the serious side effects of taking an excess of the Paracetamol?

Overdose of Paracetamole may cause severe life-threatening liver injury. Taking more than the prescribed dose may also cause kidney injury, decreased platelet count, and even coma. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of a suspected overdose.
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
Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Q. Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?

Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects

Q. Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?

No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl

Q. Is chlorpheniramine prescription?

Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only

Q. Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?

Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?

No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.

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References

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