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food interaction for ZEDEX

alcohol interaction for ZEDEX

pregnancy interaction for ZEDEX

lactation interaction for ZEDEX

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Zedex 50 mg/4 mg/5 mg/2.5 mg syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Zedex 50 mg/4 mg/5 mg/2.5 mg syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Ammonium Chloride(50 mg)


Ammonium chloride is used for the relief of cough in the form of cough expectorant. It is also used as an injection to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis. 

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
Bromhexine(4 mg)


Bromhexine is used to treat breathing difficulties caused by excessive mucus secretions in the air passages associated with respiratory tract infections.

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
Dextromethorphan(5 mg)


Dextromethorphan is used to suppress dry coughs (coughs that do not produce phlegm or mucus).

How it works

Dextromethorphan belongs to class of drugs called antitussives. It works by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Restlessness, Stomach pain, Vomiting
Menthol(2.5 mg)


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How it works

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Abdominal pain, Coma, Apnea (absence of breathing), Altered heart rate, Vertigo, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Contact dermatitis, Drowsiness


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Expert advice for ZEDEX

Do not take ammonium chloride if you are allergic to ammonium chloride or any of the other ingredients of the cough syrup Consult your doctor before taking ammonium chloride in cough syrup:
  • If you have prolonged cough or asthma.
  • If you are taking any other cough medication.
  • If you are breast-feeding or pregnant.
Consult your doctor before taking ammonium chloride as injection:
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you are having nausea as one of the symptoms.

Frequently asked questions for ZEDEX

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.


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


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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Content on this page was last updated on 21 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)