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Wikoryl AF Syrup

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Introduction

Wikoryl AF Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It relieves allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness.

Wikoryl AF Syrup is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, and headache. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from liver disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Wikoryl AF Syrup

Benefits of Wikoryl AF Syrup

In Common cold symptoms

Wikoryl AF Syrup is a combination medicine that effectively relieves symptoms of common cold such as blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. It helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. This makes it easier for air to move in and out. It shrinks the blood vessels and provides rapid relief that lasts for several hours.
Wikoryl AF Syrup usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor. Taking this medicine enables you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

Side effects of Wikoryl AF Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Wikoryl AF

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness

How to use Wikoryl AF 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. Wikoryl AF Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Wikoryl AF Syrup works

Wikoryl AF Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Phenylephrine, which relieves cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Wikoryl AF Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Wikoryl AF Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Wikoryl AF Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Wikoryl AF Syrup alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Wikoryl AF Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Wikoryl AF Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Wikoryl AF Syrup helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the nose or throat.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Wikoryl AF Syrup as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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My baby is having cold and I'm giving wikoryl on doctors advice He asked me to give thrice I gave her a first dose at 11.30am and second dose at 6.30pm and third dose at 12.20am is that fine doctor??
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Wikoryl can be given 6 to 8 hrly
My child is having slight cold. She is just 3 months old. It was advised earlier to take sinarest AF. But could not remember what to give, Sinarest AF Syrup or Sinarest AF Drop
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Reason for cold can not be same every time. In smaller baby it is always better to take medicine only after consulting The risks that are associated with self-medication include: Inaccurate diagnosis. Using inappropriate medications that cause side effects. Masking the symptoms of a serious condition. Delaying medical advice. Inaccurate dosage that leads to accidental overdose
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Q. What is Wikoryl AF Syrup?

Wikoryl AF Syrup is a combination of two medicines that help to relieve the symptoms of cold. It consists of Chlorpheniramine, an antiallergic that relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. It also consists of Phenylephrine, a decongestant that narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Q. Is it safe to use Wikoryl AF Syrup?

Wikoryl AF Syrup is safe for most of the patients when taken according to the dose and duration recommended by the doctor. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any problem while taking this medicine, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can the use of Wikoryl AF Syrup cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Wikoryl AF Syrup can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Wikoryl AF Syrup cause sleepiness or dizziness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Wikoryl AF Syrup is drowsiness. Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery or engaging in other activities that need your full attention, unless your healthcare provider has permitted you to do so. Do not drink alcohol or other cough and cold medicines. Also, avoid taking medicines that help you sleep while taking Wikoryl AF Syrup as it may lead to excessive drowsiness.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Wikoryl AF Syrup can lead to increased side effects due to overdose. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of your medicine before consulting your doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Wikoryl AF Syrup?

The use of Wikoryl AF Syrup is considered to be harmful to patients with known allergy to any of the components of this medication. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma and enlarged prostate (difficulty in urination) before taking Wikoryl AF Syrup.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Wikoryl AF Syrup?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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.

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