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Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup


Overview

Introduction

Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is a combination medication used in the treatment of dry cough. It provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes. It also reduces the activity of cough center in the brain and relieves cough.

Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup can be taken with or without food and it's better to take it in a dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember.

It can cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, constipation. It may cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. While taking this it is better to avoid alcohol intake, as it may worsen your side effects

Uses of Rexcof Syrup

Rexcof Syrup side effects

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

How to use Rexcof Syrup

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. Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup 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 Rexcof Syrup works

Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup 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.

Rexcof Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Rexcof 4 mg/10 mg Syrup
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Rexcof

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Suffering cough frm last 5 Days used rexcof dx coughv syrup but not relief. Please suggest
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
can be due to allergy or infection or acidity visit ent specialist near you for proper examination
Sir i have problem of cough & cold so plz consult me for betterment of my health i can also take otrivin oxy & rexcof bt i cant work
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
Please consult physician on our platform
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FAQs

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

Yes, Rexcof 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 Rexcof?

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 Rexcof?

Serious side effects with Rexcof 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 Rexcof 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 Rexcof?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Rexcof. 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 Rexcof cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Rexcof 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 Rexcof?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Rexcof. Drinking alcohol will increase the risk of serious side effects caused by Rexcof.

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