Medicine Overview of Relcold Tablet
Side Effects of Relcold are Nausea, Allergic reaction, Sleepiness, Headache, Dizziness, Nervousness, Restlessness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping).
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. Relcold 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.
Relcold Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol, pseudoephedrine and chlorpheniramine which relieve cold symptoms. Paracetamol 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. Pseudoephedrine is a nasal decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.
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Relcold Tablet related warnings
Taking Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Pseudoephedrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Relcold Tablet 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 Relcold Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Relcold Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Relcold Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Relcold Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Relcold Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Relcold Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Relcold Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Relcold Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Frequently asked questions about Relcold Tablet
Q. Can the use of Relcold cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Relcold 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 Relcold?
Serious side effects with Relcold 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. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.
Q. Will Relcold 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 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. Can I breastfeed while taking Relcold?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Relcold. 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 Relcold cause damage to liver?
Relcold contains Paracetamol. This medicine is known to cause harm to the liver especially in the doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with the underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately If you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage such as fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal live enzymes.
Q. Are there any contraindication associated with use of this drug?
It is not recommended to use Relcold if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), unless advised by the doctor. This medicine should not be used during pregnancy. The use of Relcold 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.
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