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Overview

Introduction

Mecphen Suspension 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.

Mecphen Suspension also narrows the small blood vessels, providing relief from congestion. It can be taken with or without food. Take it in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember.

It may cause nausea, sleepiness, high blood pressure, insomnia, and palpitations. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may worsen your side effects.

Uses of Mecphen Suspension

Side effects of Mecphen Suspension

Common
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Palpitations

How to use Mecphen Suspension

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. Mecphen Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mecphen Suspension works

Mecphen Suspension is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol/Acetaminophen, Phenylpropanolamine and Chlorpheniramine Maleate which relieve cold symptoms. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever. Phenylpropanolamine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Safety Advice

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Mecphen Suspension
₹0.17/ml of Suspension
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Patient Concerns

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I am a breastfeeding mom.I am having cold symptoms since yesterday.can I have welset cold tab.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
welset 500 mg is fine
Common cold symptoms getting inflammation in ear causing less hearing. Deviated septum and Doctors recommend correction of the septum. I want to go with Ayurveda
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/baidyanath-rogan-badam-oil-otc3269851-1drop put in each nostril at night before sleeping.
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References
  1. Paracetamol. Whiddon Valley: Actavis UK Limited; 1980 [revised 23 Dec. 2016]. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Phenylpropanolamine. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine . [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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