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Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension

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Introduction

Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms like runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It is also used to relieve pain and fever.

Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension 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 doctor 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, headache, fatigue, dryness in the mouth, and allergic reaction. 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 can also cause 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 taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension

Benefits of Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension

In Common cold symptoms

Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension is a combination of medicines that effectively relieves symptoms of the 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.

This medicine is safe and effective. It 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 Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension

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 Zipcold-CZ

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension

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. Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension works

Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension is a combination of three medicines: Cetirizine, Paracetamol and Phenylephrine, which relieves common cold symptoms. Cetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks histamine (a chemical messenger) to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • It make you feel dizzy. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension affects you.
  • Smoking may worsen the effect; therefore use of tobacco should be avoided.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

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Patient Concerns

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take MONDESLOR twice daily for 5 days
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to use Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension?

Yes, Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, dizziness, dryness in the mouth, sleepiness, allergic reaction. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can the use of Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for sometime and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.

Q. Can the use of Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Zipcold-CZ Oral Suspension 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. If vomiting occurs, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists. You should also let your doctor know if you are unable to drink water and there are signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.

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References

  1. Citrizine. Beverley, Hull, UK: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd.; 2014. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  3. Phenylephrine hydrochloride. Maidenhead, Berks: McNeil Products Ltd.; 2004 [revised 20 Mar. 2014]. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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