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Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol

Information about Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol

Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol Uses

Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

How Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol works

Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol is a combination of four medicines: Paracetamol , Phenylephrine , Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Ambroxol, which relieves common cold symptoms. 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. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects of Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol

Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach discomfort, Headache, Sleepiness, Allergic reaction
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Available Medicine for Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol

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Expert advice for Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol

  • Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as headache, sore throat, runny nose, muscular pain, and fever.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol

Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Ambroxol

Q. Can the use of Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol 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 episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol?

Serious side effects with Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dosage of Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Are there any contraindications associated with use of Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol?

Yes, use of Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol should be avoided if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). However, it can be taken if advised by the doctor. It should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs. These drugs, called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), may include phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline. This medicine is preferably avoided in pregnant women especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are planning to conceive.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol. This medicine contains chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, 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 Paracetamol+Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Ambroxol?

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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