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food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Torex sf syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Torex sf syrup 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for TOREX SF

Diphenhydramine(8 mg)

Uses

Diphenhydramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and motion sickness.

How it works

Diphenhydramine belongs to the group of medicines called sedating antihistamines. It acts by blocking the action of hitamine, a chemical released in the body during an allergy.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Palpitations, Abnormal sensation in skin, Blurred vision, Confusion, Convulsion, Difficulty in paying attention, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Fatigue, Headache, Hypersensitivity reaction, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased energy, Muscle twitching, Restlessness, Ringing in ear, Sedation, Tachycardia, Thickened respiratory tract secretions, Unsteadiness, Vomiting
Guaifenesin(50 mg)

Uses

Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of cough with mucus.

How it works

Guaifenesin belongs to a class of agents called expectorants. It works by thinning the mucus in the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways.

Common side effects

Nausea, Itchy rash, Hypersensitivity reaction, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting
Bromhexine(4 mg)

Uses

Bromhexine is used in the treatment of cough.

How it works

Bromhexine belongs to the class of medications called as expectorants/mucolytic agents. It acts by thinning the mucus which facilitates expectoration and eases cough.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Dizziness, Headache
Ammonium Chloride(100 mg)

Uses

Ammonium Chloride is used in the treatment of cough with mucus.

How it works

Ammonium chloride is an expectorant, which helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs and thereby relieves the cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis. 

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Difficulty in swallowing, Sickness, Nausea, Stomach pain, Shortness of breath, Throat disorder

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Expert advice for TOREX SF

  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking diphenhydramine as it may cause dizziness or drowziness.
  • Avoid alcohol intake.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • It is best to take this drug at bedtime as it makes you sleepy or drowsy.
Do not start or continue the diphenhydramine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to diphenhydramine or any of the other ingredients of diphenhydramine tablet.
  • If you have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) or other breathing disorder, narrow angle glaucoma, stomach ulcer or obstruction of the gut or bladder, porphyria, thyroid disorder, heart disease, prostrate problem.
  • If you have an intolerance to some sugars like lactose.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have prostate problems.
Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking diphenhydramine tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as:
  • Liver problems
  • Long-term lung problems or difficulty breathing due to bronchitis.
  • Glaucoma
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Fits
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Tinnitus
  • Rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lap lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.

Frequently asked questions for TOREX SF

Diphenhydramine

Q.Is diphenhydramine a blood thinner/narcotic/water soluble?
No, it is an antihistaminic drug and not a blood thinner or narcotic

Q.Is diphenhydramine Hcl the same as Benadryl?
Benadryl is a trade name of product containing the drug diphenhydramine

Q.Is diphenhydramine hydrochloride/Benadryl safe?
It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is Benadryl safe for infants?
No, it should not be given to infants. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Is Benadryl an expectorant/antibiotic?
Benadryl is an expectorant as guaifenesin is one of its components. And it is not an antibiotic

Q.Is Benadryl banned in India?
No, it is available in India

Q.Is Benadryl effective?
It is effective at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration and disease condition as advised by your doctor

Q.Can you take diphenhydramine/ Benadryl for anxiety/cold/hives/bug bites/sleep?
Diphenhydramine tablet is used for the relief of short term sleeplessness. It can be used for cold and treatment of hives. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Can I take Benadryl for a rash/dry cough/cold/eczema/ sinus infection/yeast infection/headaches/sinus/motion sickness/ skin rash/itchy skin?
Benadryl is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, hives, rashes, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold. It is also used to suppress coughs, to treat motion sickness, to induce sleep, and to treat mild forms of Parkinson's disease. But, it is not used for eczema, sinus infection, and yeast infection. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Can I take diphenhydramine with hydrocodone/dextromethorphan and guaifenesin/ acetaminophen/phenylephrine/tramadol/Zoloft/ doxylamine succinate/prednisone/ citalopram/Advil?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of diphenhydramine. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Can I take Benadryl with Zyrtec/Mucinex/Sudafed/ Tamiflu/ amoxicillin/Xanax/Advil/ azithromycin/Norco/robitussin?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of Benadryl. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does diphenhydramine make you sleepy/drowsy?
Yes, it makes you sleepy/drowsy. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Does diphenhydramine cause Alzheimer's/depression/constipation/dementia/increase blood pressure?
Diphenhydramine causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q.Does diphenhydramine potentiate opiates?
No it does not potentiate opiates

Q.Does Benadryl make you sleepy/high/ raise blood pressure/weight gain?
Benadryl causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

Guaifenesin

Q.What is Guaifenesin used for?
Guaifenesin is an expectorant, mainly used to relieve chest congestion by aiding the removal of mucus

Q.What is Ascoril+/Ascoril LS/ Ascorl D cough syrup?
Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, while Ascorl LS contails levosalbutamol. In addition both syrups contain bromhexine and guaifenesin and are used to relieve cough due to acute and chronic inflammation of the airways (bronchitis) and other cough conditions.Ascoril D is a medicine for dry cough and it does not contain guaifenesin

Q.Is Ascoril+ an antibiotic?
No, Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, bromhexine and guaifenesin. It does not contain any antibiotic

Q.Does Ascoril+/ Ascoril LS cause drowsiness?
No, terbutaline, levosalbutamol, bromhexine and guaifenesin do not cause any drowsiness. Hence, Ascoril+ or Ascoril LS syrup does not cause drowsiness

Q.How long can I take guaifenesin?
Consult your doctor for use more than 7 days

Q.Can I take guaifenesin if I have high blood pressure?
Guaifenesin should not be taken by individuals with high blood pressur

Q.Can I take guaifenesin with phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
There are no known drug interactions between phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) and guaifenesin. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on guaifenesin

Q.Can I take guaifenesin with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation) and Dayquil (OTC cold and cough preparation), Benadryl, benzonatate?
Guaifenesin can be taken with other cold and cough preparation including Sudafed, Dayquil, Benadryl and benzonatate . However, other formulations containing guaifenesin must be avoided to avoid a double dose. Also, guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough since the combination would not be logical and you may be exposed to unnecessary side effects.

Bromhexine

Q.Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.

Ammonium Chloride

Q.How does ammonium chloride work?
Ammonium chloride is used as an expectorant (helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs) thus helping in curing cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis

Q.Is ammonium chloride safe/ dangerous?
Anmmonium chloride is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 May, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)