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    Ammonium Chloride + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Guaifenesin

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    Ammonium chloride + chlorpheniramine maleate + dextromethorphan hydrobromide + guaifenesin uses

    Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of cough.

    How ammonium chloride + chlorpheniramine maleate + dextromethorphan hydrobromide + guaifenesin works

    This is a combination of four medicines: Ammonium chloride, chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan and guaifenesin which relieve cough. Ammonium chloride and guaifenesin are expectorants which decrease the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and help in its removal from the airways. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

    Common side effects of ammonium chloride + chlorpheniramine maleate + dextromethorphan hydrobromide + guaifenesin

    Nausea, Stomach upset, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Headache, Rash, Urticaria
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    Expert advice for Ammonium Chloride + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Guaifenesin

    • Ammonium Chloride + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Guaifenesin relieves cough accompanied with mucus that is associated with broncho-pulmonary disorders such as bronchitis, bronchial asthma and emphysema.
    • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
    • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
    • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking this medicine.
    • Inform your doctor if you have a history of thyroid or heart disease.
    • Stop taking Ammonium Chloride + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Guaifenesin and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

    Frequently asked questions for Ammonium Chloride + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Guaifenesin

    Ammonium Chloride + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Guaifenesin

    Q. What is Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin?

    Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin is a combination of four medicines: Ammonium chloride, chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan and guaifenesin which relieves cough. Ammonium chloride and guaifenesin are expectorants which decrease the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and help in its removal from the airways. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

    Q. Can the use of Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin cause nausea and vomiting?

    Yes, the use of Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods 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 and if you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

    Q. Can the use of Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin cause dryness in mouth?

    Yes, the use of Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

    Q. Can the use of Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

    Q. Can the use of Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin cause diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin can cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Also, avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

    Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Ammonium Chloride+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Guaifenesin?

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 17 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)