Overview

Uses of Paracodrate Tablet
Paracodrate Tablet is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.
Paracodrate Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Restlessness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
How to use Paracodrate Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Paracodrate Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
How Paracodrate Tablet works
Paracodrate Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen, and Phenylephrine which relieve common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Caffeine increases the effectiveness of paracetamol and makes you more alert. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Paracodrate Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Caffeine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Paracodrate Tablet 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.
Lactation
Paracodrate Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Paracodrate Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Paracodrate Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Paracodrate Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Paracodrate Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Paracodrate Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Paracodrate Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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FAQs

Q. What is Paracodrate?
Paracodrate 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 Paracodrate?
Paracodrate 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 Paracodrate cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Paracodrate 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 Paracodrate?
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 Paracodrate?
Serious side effects with Paracodrate 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 Paracodrate 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 Paracodrate 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 Paracodrate 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 Paracodrate?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Paracodrate. 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.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Jul 2018.
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