Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup

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Composition for Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup

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Primarily used for

Allergic disorders, Moderate to severe pain
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup

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Uses of Chlorpheniramine

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

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Chlorpheniramine

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 Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup at a fixed time.

How Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup works

Chlorpheniramine is an antihistaminic medication. 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 Codeine

Codeine is used for moderate to severe pain and dry cough.
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Side effects of Codeine

Common

Sweating, Headache, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Dehydration, Lightheadedness, Nausea, Edema, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Anemia, Sedation, Constipation.

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How to use Codeine

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 Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup at a fixed time.

How Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup works

Codeine is an opioid analgesic ( pain reliever). It works by decreasing the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

In Depth Information on Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup

Expert advice for Chlorpheniramine

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

Expert advice for Codeine

  • Use Codeine as instructed by your doctor. Never take in greater amounts or more often than prescribed.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Codeine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Store opioid pain relievers in a safe place and out of reach of others.
Warnings
Special precautions for Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup
Alcohol
CAUTION
Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg 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
Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

Larger doses or prolonged use of Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause dizziness, blurred vision or the inability to think clearly.
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Kidney
Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup should be used with caution in pati
ents with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Xpect C 4 mg/10 mg Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Chlorpheniramine

Q. Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?
Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl
Q. Is chlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only
Q. Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?
No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.
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Frequently asked questions for Codeine

Q. Is Codeine legal in India?
Yes, however Codeine containing tablets require prescription in India
Q. Is Codeine addictive?
Codeine may cause addiction when consumed for longer duration. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Codeine a narcotic/hydrocodone/morphine/depressant?
Codeine is a naturally occurring form of morphine and called as narcotic. Hydrocodone is derived form of Codeine. Codeine is not a depressant drug
Q. Is Codeine strong?
It depends on the dose. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Codeine/Corex/Phensedyl over the counter or banned in India?
No, it is available in India with doctor's prescription only
Q. Is Codeine/Corex bad or harmful?
It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Corex a drug?
No, Corex is a cough syrup which contains codeine as one of its component
Q. What is Paracodin/Paracodin tablets/Paracodin 10 mg/Paracodol/Paracodina/Paracodin drops/Phensedyl/Phensedyl cough syrup used for?
These are the trade names of codeine containing products. Your doctor may prescribe it (depending on the disease condition) for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, diarrhea, cough, irritable bowel syndrome
Q. Can I take Codeine for flu/headache/toothache/cold/back pain/tonsillitis/migraine/menstrual cramps/stomach pain?
Codeine is specifically used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, diarrhea, cough, irritable bowel syndrome. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take codeine with naproxen/paracetamol/ibuprofen/advil/ warfarin/metronidazole/hydrocodone/diclofenac/ amoxicillin?
You can take codeine with paracetamol/ibuprofen/ Advil/ warfarin/ diclofenac/amoxicillin/naproxen. Taking metronidazole and hydrocodone may alter the effects of codeine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Codeine expire?
Codeine containing tablets are available with mention of expiry date on it. Before taking medicine, patient should consult pharmacist or doctor
Q. Does Codeine make you high/tired/fat/awake/ sleep/constipate/thin blood/headache?
Codeine causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects
Q. Does Codeine have acetaminophen in it?
No, it does not contain acetaminophen in it. However, your doctor may prescribe Codeine along with acetaminophen.
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