Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant


Uses of Phensedyl Expectorant

Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant is used in the treatment of dry cough.

Phensedyl Expectorant side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sleepiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

How to use Phensedyl Expectorant

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. Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant 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 Phensedyl Expectorant works

Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Codeine, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic. It blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) which may trigger cough due to allergy. Codeine is a cough suppressant. It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Phensedyl Expectorant related warnings

Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant 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.
Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Phensedyl 4mg/10mg Expectorant may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Phensedyl

Mam, My wife is suffering in dry cough problem since 10 days and finally she has been admitted in the Hospital 3days before.She has been given antibiotics with Nebulizer and cough syrup.All medicines are coming under B category except the cough syrup (Levodroprozine syrup) which is coming under D category. She is having 6 weeks pregnancy.I am very much worrying that the medicines will harm my unborn baby or not.I have stopped the syrup but she already taken of 30 ml dose in last two days. Please guide that is it okey or not. Reg, PATIENT
Dr. Megha Tuli
Hi PATIENT medicines do cause problems in baby. However category B medicines can be taken in pregnancy with some caution. Just 2 doses should not cause much harm but I suggest you avoid all such medicines from now till atleast 11 weeks pregnancy during which time the baby's organs are being developed.
Always he suffer from coughing and looses his weight.Few days ago PATIENT phenergan drops.Now PATIENT from dry cough.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, please start syp chericoff 2.5 ml twice daily for the next 5 days. Also nasoclear nasal drops SOS for nasal blockage. Give lukewarm water and fluids to drink.
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User Feedback


Q. Can the use of Phensedyl cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Phensedyl may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Phensedyl?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Phensedyl?

Serious side effects with Phensedyl are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.

Q. Will Phensedyl 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 the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Phensedyl?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Phensedyl. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Q. Can the use of Phensedyl cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Phensedyl can cause constipation. To prevent constipation, eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly by engaging in activities like swimming, jogging or taking a short walk. Talk to your doctor if constipation persists for a long time.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Phensedyl?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Phensedyl. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of serious side effects caused by Phensedyl.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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