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Primary uses of Maxacold Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Maxacold Tablet

Uses of Maxacold Tablet

Maxacold Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

Maxacold Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Maxacold are Nausea, Vomiting, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Restlessness, Allergic reaction, Headache, Sleepiness.

How to use Maxacold Tablet

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.

How Maxacold Tablet works

Maxacold Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, and Phenylephrine which relieve common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine Maleate 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.

In Depth Information on Maxacold Tablet

Maxacold Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Maxacold Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Caffeine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
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.
Lactation
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.
Driving
Maxacold Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
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.
Liver
CAUTION
Maxacold Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Maxacold Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Maxacold Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Maxacold Tablet

Q. What is Maxacold?
Maxacold is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol, and Phenylephrine. This combination is helpful in relieving the symptoms of cold such as body ache, headache, fatigue, fever, watery eyes, sneezing, cough, sore throat, runny and stuffy nose.
Q. Are there any foods which I have to avoid while taking Maxacold?
Maxacold contains caffeine, so, it is preferable to avoid medicines or food that contains caffeine like coffee, tea, cola drinks, chocolate as they may add to your total caffeine intake. Increased caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, you may experience tremors and/or may have chest discomfort. Also avoid drinking alcohol (beer, wine etc) while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Maxacold cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Maxacold may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Do not drive car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Store your medicines in a cool dry place and keep them in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store them out of sight and out of reach from children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Maxacold?
Serious side effects with Maxacold are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following: allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.
Q. Will Maxacold 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 you do not find any relief in your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while you are taking this medicine in the recommended doses, please consult your doctor.
Q. Are there any contraindication associated with use of this drug?
It is not recommended to use Maxacold if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), unless advised by the doctor. The use of Maxacold should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s) like phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Maxacold?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Maxacold. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your healthcare provider if you are advised to take this medicine while you are breastfeeding the baby.
Q. Does Maxacold expire?
Yes, Maxacold does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of medicine. Do not use Maxacold after the expiry date.

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