Medicine Overview of Q Nik Tablet
Side Effects of Q Nik are Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Bloating, Stomach pain, Indigestion, Loss of appetite, Dizziness, Headache, Sweating, Sleepiness, Rash, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Allergic reaction.
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. Q Nik 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.
Q Nik Tablet is a combination of five medicines: Bromhexine, Chlorpheniramine, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine and Paracetamol / Acetaminophen. Bromhexine and Guaifenesin help in its removal of mucus (phlegm) from the airways. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Paracetamol / Acetaminophen is an antipyretic (fever reducer) which blocks the release of certain chemical messengers to reduce fever associated with cold.
In Depth Information on Q Nik Tablet
Q Nik Tablet related warnings
Taking Bromhexine+Chlorpheniramine+Guaifenesin+Phenylephrine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Q Nik 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.
No information is available on the use of Q Nik Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Q Nik Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Q Nik Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Q Nik Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Q Nik Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Q Nik Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Q Nik Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Q Nik Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Q Nik Tablet
Q. Will Q nik 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. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Are there any contraindication associated with use of this drug?
Yes, use of Q nik should be avoided or taken when advised by the doctor if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). The use of Q nik 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. This medicine is preferably avoided in pregnant women especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Q nik?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Q nik. 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.
Q. Can the use of Q nik cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Q nik may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your regular daily activities. Do not drive car, 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 episode while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Q nik?
Serious side effects with Q nik 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.
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