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Overview

Introduction

Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of common cold symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It thins the mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also relieves pain and fever.

Nam Cold Z Forte 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 healthcare team 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, vomiting, and headache. 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 worsen your sleepiness.

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 liver or kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup

Side effects of Nam Cold Z Forte 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 Nam Cold Z Forte

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

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

How Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup works

Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Phenylephrine, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen and Sodium Citrate, which relieves common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine 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. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Nam Cold Z Forte Syrup helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as headache, sore throat, runny nose, muscular pain, and fever.
  • 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 this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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Patient Concerns

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I m suffering from cough and cold from 10 days taking nam cold sr
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take MOXICIP 400 mg twice daily for 5 dayscapsule RTO twice daily for 5 daysRabekind DSR once daily in empty stomach for 5 days
Throat infection started on 6th Aug. Taken ajibact 500mg. No results. then taken doxicef CV. Then OK. But severe cold started 12 Aug. Taken allerin d, cetrizin. Nam cold . Cold act. Cough syrup. Not getting improve. Now I m feeling like sinusites.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Since you have already taken many medication with little relief a clinical examination is required to assess your condition
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Nam Cold Z Forte cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Nam Cold Z Forte may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while you are taking this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Nam Cold Z Forte?

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 reach of 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 Nam Cold Z Forte?

Serious side effects associated with Nam Cold Z Forte are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Nam Cold Z Forte be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Are there any contraindications associated with use of this drug?

It is not recommended to use Nam Cold Z Forte if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). However, it can be taken if advised by the doctor. The use of Nam Cold Z Forte should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs. These drugs, called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), may include phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Nam Cold Z Forte?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Nam Cold Z Forte. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

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