Nocold 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 Nocold?
Nocold 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 Nocold cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Nocold may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Do not drive, 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 an episode while you are taking this medicine.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Nocold?
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 Nocold?
Serious side effects with Nocold 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 Nocold 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 Nocold 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 Nocold 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 Nocold?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Nocold. 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.