Tussdex Syrup

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Medicine Overview of Tussdex Syrup

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Uses of Promethazine

Promethazine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Promethazine

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Promethazine

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tussdex Syrup at a fixed time.

How Tussdex Syrup works

Promethazine is an antihistamine. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
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Uses of Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan is used in the treatment of dry cough.
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Side effects of Dextromethorphan

Common

Sleepiness, Dizziness, Excitation, Confusion, Convulsion, Respiratory depression, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Rash.

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How to use Dextromethorphan

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tussdex Syrup at a fixed time.

How Tussdex Syrup works

Dextromethorphan is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

In Depth Information on Tussdex Syrup

Expert advice for Promethazine

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Promethazine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Expert advice for Dextromethorphan

  • Use dextromethorphan exactly as directed on the label, and in doses prescribed by your doctor.
  • Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
  • If syrup, measure the liquid form of dextromethorphan with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Allow the dextromethorphan lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Do not drive or use machines while taking this medicine until you are sure you are not affected.
  • Do not drink alcohol (wine, beer, spirits)whilst taking this medicine. Alcohol increases the risk of side effects occurring and may make you feel drowsier.
  • Always ask a doctor before giving cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough or cold medicine in very young children.
Warnings
Special precautions for Tussdex Syrup
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Tussdex Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tussdex 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.
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Lactation
Tussdex Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

For prolonged use and repeated doses of Tussdex Syrup, observe the baby for excessive sleepiness.
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Driving
Tussdex Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Tussdex Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tussdex Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

However, caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease as it may cause excessive sleepiness in them.
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Liver
UNSAFE
Tussdex Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liv
er disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Tussdex Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Promethazine

Q. Is Promethazine or Promethazine DM syrup a narcotic/opiate/pain killer?
Promethazine is antihistaminic drug and not a narcotic/opiate/pain killer. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Promethazine over the counter?
No, it is available with doctor's prescription only
Q. Can I take Promethazine for a hangover/sore throat/ nausea/stomach flu/cramps/toothache/ headache/ cough/pain?
Promethazine is used for treatment of symptoms of allergies, but not used for hangover, sore throat, stomach flu, cramps, toothache, headache and cough. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take promethazine with Nyquil/ codeine and ibuprofen/ Tylenol/ oxycodone/ Benadryl/ Dayquil/ Zofran/codeine and Nyquil/Xanax?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of promethazine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does promethazine/Promethazine VC have codeine in it?
No, it does not contain codeine in it
Q. Does Promethazine or Promethazine DM make you sleepy/ get you high/make you tired?
Promethazine may cause these side effects which are not serious. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
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Frequently asked questions for Dextromethorphan

Q. Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?
Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance
Q. Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can i take for cough?
Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended
Q. Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?
Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration
Q. Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?
Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications
Q. Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.
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Substitutes for Tussdex

No substitutes found for this medicine
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