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Overview

Uses of Maxtra Syrup

Maxtra Syrup is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It relieves symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the nose or throat.

Maxtra Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness

How to use Maxtra 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. Maxtra Syrup 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 Maxtra Syrup works

Maxtra Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Phenylephrine, which relieves cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Maxtra Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Maxtra Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Maxtra Syrup 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
Maxtra Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Maxtra Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Maxtra Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Maxtra Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Maxtra Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Maxtra Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Maxtra Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Maxtra Syrup helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the nose or throat.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Maxtra Syrup as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Maxtra

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She is suffering from cold heavily since last 3 days, presently usingPresently using Alerid syrup
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, in addition to Alerid start nasoclear nasal drops SOS for nasal blockage. Also start Maxtra syrup 5 ml thrice daily for the next 5 days.
suggest another syrup for alex junior 60 ml bottle glenmark rs 68-
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, you can start Syp. Cetrizine 5 ml once daily for 4 days. Or start Syp. Maxtra 5 ml thrice daily for 4 days.
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FAQs

Q. What is Maxtra?

Maxtra is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine that help to relieve the symptoms of cold. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. On the other hand, phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Q. Is it safe to use Maxtra?

Maxtra is safe for most of the patients when taken according to the dose and duration recommended by the doctor. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any problem while taking this medicine, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can the use of Maxtra cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Maxtra can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Maxtra cause sleepiness or dizziness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Maxtra is drowsiness. Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery or engaging in other activities that need your full attention, unless your healthcare provider has permitted you to do so. Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants, such as cough and cold medicines. Also, avoid taking certain pain relief medicines and medicines that help you sleep while taking Maxtra as it lead to severe drowsiness, causing falls or accidents.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Maxtra can lead to increased side effects due to overdose. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of your medicine before consulting your doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Maxtra?

The use of Maxtra is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medication, and for patients suffering from asthma. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions before taking Maxtra.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Maxtra?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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