Ridcof Expectorant


Overview

Uses of Ridcof Expectorant

Ridcof Expectorant is used in the treatment of cough.

Ridcof Expectorant side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Sleepiness

How to use Ridcof 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. Ridcof 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 Ridcof Expectorant works

Ridcof Expectorant is a combination of three medicines: Guaifenesin, chlorpheniramine and dextromethorphan which relieve cough. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and help in its removal from the airways. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

Ridcof Expectorant related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Ridcof Expectorant may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ridcof 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.
Lactation
Ridcof Expectorant is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Ridcof Expectorant may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Ridcof Expectorant is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ridcof Expectorant may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Ridcof Expectorant is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ridcof

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Severe cough from last 3 days iam using cough-q tablets but there is no use please suggest me the correct medication
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
take azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 3 days after breakfast and takr syrup grilinctus 2tsf thrice daily for 3 days and tablet cetcip 10 mg twice daily for 3 days
Dear sir I have not breathing easly because my chest is congested and many cough and some blood out from my mouth some time, and my nose is alway close and comes water so please suggest me some medicine for this problemI have try many medicine for this but when medicine are closed then problem are returnThis time I have taken.only one medicine histamine-m with antibiotic
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
first u need to do some testAFB for sputum and Chest xray, also CBC< ESR
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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