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Pencolin Linctus

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Pencolin Linctus is a combination medication used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes. It also decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.

Pencolin Linctus 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 rash and nausea. 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 can also cause 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 taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Pencolin Linctus

Side effects of Pencolin Linctus

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 Pencolin

  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Pencolin Linctus

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. Pencolin Linctus may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pencolin Linctus works

Pencolin Linctus is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine and ammonium chloride which relieves cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic that treats runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ammonium chloride decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Pencolin Linctus may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pencolin Linctus 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
Pencolin Linctus 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
Pencolin Linctus may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pencolin Linctus is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pencolin Linctus may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pencolin Linctus may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Pencolin Linctus in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

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Patient Concerns

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common cold,snizning and headache which tab can take to common cold?
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Take tab LCZ PLUS and consult an ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
Common cold with bronchitis fever two days Fever with common cold & bronchitis
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. Your child may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs.
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine . [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Ammonium chloride. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. DailyMed. Chlorpheniramine Maleate. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Ammonium chloride. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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