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Overview

Introduction

Votcold Tablet is used to treat common cold symptoms. It narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from stuffiness in the nose. It helps to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose and watery eyes.

Votcold Tablet also blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever. It may be taken with or without food in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember.

Votcold Tablet may cause some side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, dryness in mouth, restlessness, fatigue and insomnia. As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy. But, it may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Uses of Votcold Tablet

Votcold Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Restlessness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Weakness
  • Headache

How to use Votcold Tablet

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. Votcold 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.

How Votcold Tablet works

Votcold Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Paracetamol/Acetaminophen, Levocetirizine and Phenylephrine. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and fever. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Caffeine is a stimulant which increases the effectiveness of paracetamol and decreases sleepiness due to levocetirizine. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Votcold Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Votcold Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Votcold Tablet 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
Votcold Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Votcold Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Votcold Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Votcold Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Votcold Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Votcold Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Votcold Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Votcold Tablet to cure common cold symptoms.
  • It must be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • It may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, and irregular heartbeat.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Votcold

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PATIENT very weep.l have give treatment of hydeex,colicaid,votcold tez-q. These treatment are not effect on pupil and pupil is any time weep.so please advise me of treatment.
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Unless and until we take detail history and make detail examination of child we can not make exact diagnosis and for that reason my advice is consult
Have throat pain like symptoms of cold
Dr. Urvashi Chhimwal
Ayurveda
Take tulsi ginger tea, tulasi tablet and avoid cold drinks
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FAQs

Q. What is Votcold?

Votcold is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Paracetamol, Levocetirizine and Phenylephrine. This combination is helpful in relieving the symptoms of cold such as body ache, headache, fatigue, fever, watery eyes, sneezing, cough, sore throat, runny and stuffy nose.

Q. Are there any foods which I have to avoid while taking Votcold?

Votcold contains caffeine. So, it is preferable to avoid medicines or foods that contain caffeine like coffee, tea, cola drinks and chocolate as they may add to your total caffeine intake. Increased caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, you may experience tremors and/or may have chest discomfort. Also avoid drinking alcohol (beer, wine, etc.) while taking this medicine.

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

Yes, Votcold may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. 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 an episode while taking this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Votcold?

Keep this medicine in the packet or 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 Votcold?

Serious side effects with Votcold 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 a higher than the recommended dose of Votcold be more effective?

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 dosage does not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. Are there any contraindications associated with use of Votcold?

Yes, use of Votcold should be avoided if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). However, it can be taken if your doctor is aware of your conditions and advises you to take it. The use of Votcold should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs. These drugs, called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), may include phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Votcold?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Votcold. This medicine contains levocetirizine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

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