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Introduction

Meritus Syrup is a medicine used to treat dry cough. It works by directly suppressing the cough reflex in the brain. It also produces a cool sensation and relieves minor throat irritation as well as provides relief from allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing.

Meritus Syrup is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, stomach upset, rash and diarrhea. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from any lung, liver or kidney disease. You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Uses of Meritus Syrup

Benefits of Meritus Syrup

In Dry cough

A dry cough is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. It may cause a tickling sensation or itching in the throat and may be due to cold, flu, allergies or throat irritants. Meritus Syrup suppresses severe dry cough and gives you relief from an itchy throat. Apart from this, it also reduces symptoms of allergy like watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Along with taking Meritus Syrup, gargling with warm salt water and having ginger or honey can help you manage dry cough.

Side effects of Meritus Syrup

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 Meritus

  • Drowsiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Upset stomach

How to use Meritus 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. Meritus Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Meritus Syrup works

Meritus Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan and menthol which relieve dry cough. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Meritus Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Meritus Syrup 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meritus Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Meritus Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meritus Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Meritus Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Meritus Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Meritus Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Meritus Syrup, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Meritus Syrup
₹63.52/Syrup
Barohist D 2mg/10mg/1.5mg Syrup
Baroda Pharma Pvt Ltd
₹52.37/Syrup
18% cheaper
Zorkuf D Syrup
Maksun Biotech Pvt Ltd
₹82/Syrup
29% costlier

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Patient Concerns

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What is a dry and productive cough syrup for baby
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
In dry cough cough suppressants are used. In productive cough mucolytics are used.
i have dry cough & cold so which syrup i take levosalbutamol / terbutaline I am a MR in fdc i have salbutol-ls syrup
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
U can take montair LC and cough suppressant if it's dry cough
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References

  1. ScienceDirect. Menthol. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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