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    Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

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    Phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine maleate + dextromethorphan hydrobromide uses

    Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is used in the treatment of dry cough.

    How phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine maleate + dextromethorphan hydrobromide works

    This is a combination of three medicines: Phenylephrine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, which relieves dry cough. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

    Common side effects of phenylephrine + chlorpheniramine maleate + dextromethorphan hydrobromide

    Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Headache
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    Expert advice for Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

    • Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide helps in the treatment of dry cough.
    • It is usually taken only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
    • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
    • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
    • Stop taking this medicine 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 Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

    Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

    Q. Can the use of Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

    Yes, Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

    Q. Will Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

    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. Can I breastfeed while taking Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide?

    No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide. 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 storage and disposal of Phenylephrine+Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide?

    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 22 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)