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. Maxacold Tablet 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.
Maxacold Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, and Phenylephrine which relieve common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Caffeine increases the effectiveness of paracetamol and makes you more alert. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Taking Caffeine+Chlorpheniramine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Maxacold 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.
Maxacold Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Maxacold Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Maxacold Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Maxacold Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor. Use of Maxacold Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Maxacold Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Maxacold Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.