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Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate

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Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate Uses

Diphenhydramine+Ammonium Chloride+Sodium Citrate is used in the treatment of cough.

How Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate works

Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate is a combination of three medicines: Diphenhydramine, Ammonium chloride and Sodium citrate, which relieves cough. Diphenhydramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ammonium chloride is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects of Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate

Dizziness, Impaired coordination, Sedation, Inability to concentrate, Irritability, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Tremors, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dryness in mouth, Headache, Fatigue, Blurred vision, Hypersensitivity
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Expert advice for Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate

  • Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate helps relieve cough that is accompanied with mucus.
  • 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 Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate 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 Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate

Diphenhydramine + Ammonium Chloride + Sodium Citrate

Q. Can the use of Diphenhydramine+Ammonium Chloride+Sodium Citrate cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Diphenhydramine+Ammonium Chloride+Sodium Citrate may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Diphenhydramine+Ammonium Chloride+Sodium Citrate?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Diphenhydramine+Ammonium Chloride+Sodium Citrate. This medicine contains diphenhydramine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Diphenhydramine+Ammonium Chloride+Sodium Citrate?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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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