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. P Dex Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
P Dex Syrup is a combination of four medicines: bromhexine, dextromethorphan, phenylpropanolamine and menthol which relieve cough and cold symptoms. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Phenylpropanolamine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation.
Taking phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
P Dex 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.
No information is available on the use of P Dex Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
P Dex Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
P Dex Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of P Dex Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
P Dex Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.