Introduction of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

This medication may be taken with or without food preferably one hour before you travel. Take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. But, before taking it, inform doctor if you are suffering from depression and taking its medicines.

Dizziness may occur as its side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness.

Introduction of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

This medicine is taken by mouth with or without food. You should take it in a proper dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Remember dosage is decided on the basis of type of medicine (syrup or lozenge), age and present medical condition of the person. It is important to finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. In case you have missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Its beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication.

It is important to note that you should never support self medication or recommend your medicine to other person. Keep out of reach of children as overdose of this medicine can be dangerous. This medicine may cause dizziness as a side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Rashes and diarrhea may also occur in many individuals.

Introduction of Phenylephrine

Phelikof D Syrup is best taken with food. Use it in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to get the most benefit from it. Keep using it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear. Before you take this medicine, let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking. You should also tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include irregular heart beats, high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, and headache. While you are on treatment with this medicine, do not smoke as it can worsen your symptoms. Drinking alcohol can also effect how the medicine works and should be avoided. It is not recommended for pregnant women, however it may be safe for breastfeeding mothers if the doctor's prescribes it.

Uses of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Uses of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

Uses of Phenylephrine

Benefits of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

In Dry cough

A dry cough, also known as non-productive cough, is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. This is irritating, usually associated with a tickly throat and may be caused due to cold, flu, allergies or throat irritants. Phelikof D Syrup suppresses dry, hacking coughs. It will help you carry out your daily activities more easily.

This medicine is safe and effective. Phelikof D Syrup usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

Side effects of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

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 Phelikof D

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

Side effects of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

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 Phelikof D

  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Excitement
  • Confusion
  • Convulsion
  • Respiratory depression
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

Side effects of Phenylephrine

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 Phelikof D

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache

How Chlorpheniramine Maleate works

Phelikof D Syrup is an antiallergic medication. When your body is exposed to an allergen (pollen, animal dander, house dust etc.), it produces a chemical called histamine. This causes watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itching etc. Phelikof D Syrup works by blocking the action of histamine, thereby relieving these symptoms.

How Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide works

Phelikof D Syrup is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

How Phenylephrine works

Phelikof D Syrup is a decongestant. It works by narrowing the small blood vessels which provides temporary relief from inflammation (redness and swelling) and discomfort.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Phelikof D Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Phelikof D Syrup 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Phelikof D Syrup 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
Phelikof D Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Phelikof D Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Phelikof D Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Phelikof D Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

Chlorpheniramine Maleate

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Chlorpheniramine Maleate, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

  • You have been prescribed Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide for the symptomatic relief of dry cough.
  • It is usually taken for a short time, until the symptoms clear up.
  • Allow the lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth. Do not chew or swallow.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. 
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It should not be administered to patients with chronic cough or where cough is accompanied by excessive secretions.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Phenylephrine

  • Oral phenylephrine should be taken with food
  • Phenylephrine can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime
  • Do not use this medicine without doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Smoking may worsen the effect; therefore use of tobacco should be avoided.

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FAQs

Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Q. Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?

Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects

Q. Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?

No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl

Q. Is chlorpheniramine prescription?

Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only

Q. Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?

Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?

No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

Q. Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?

Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance

Q. Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can I take for cough?

Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended

Q. Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?

Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration

Q. Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?

Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications

Q. Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?

Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.
Phenylephrine

Q. Is it safe to use Phenylephrine?

Yes, Phenylephrine is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients, it may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, dizziness, dryness in the mouth, sleepiness and allergic reaction. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can the use of Phenylephrine cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Phenylephrine can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for sometime and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines. Consult your doctor if the side effect persist or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Phenylephrine cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Phenylephrine can cause nausea and vomiting. To avoid nausea one can take Phenylephrine with milk, food or with antacids. If vomiting occurs, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists. You should let your doctor know if you are unable to drink water and there are signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.

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