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Prenoxdiazine is used to relieve dry cough associated with bronchitis (infection/inflammation of the airways), emphysema (damage to the air sacs of the lungs leading to lung enlargement and breathlessness) and viral infections of the throat.

How it works

Prenoxdiazine belongs to a class of drugs called as antitussive agents (cough suppressant). It acts by blocking stimuli in the throat and lungs that induce dry cough.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Allergic skin rash, Constipation, Dry mouth, Nausea


Expert advice

  • Use prenoxdiazine with caution if you are an elderly patient. 
  • Do not use prenoxdiazine in case your cough is productive (wet/ mucus producing).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may become pregnant or breast-feeding. 
  • Do not take if allergic to prenoxdiazine or any of its ingredients. 

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)