Cetirizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine is a combination of three medicines: Cetirizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine1, Cetirizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine2 and Cetirizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine3, which relieves common cold symptoms. Cetirizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine1 is an antiallergic which blocks histamine (a chemical messenger) to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Cetirizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine2 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. Cetirizine + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine3 is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Yes, Benacof Cold is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, dizziness, dryness in the mouth, sleepiness, allergic reaction. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Q. Can the use of Benacof Cold cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Benacof Cold can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for sometime and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Benacof Cold cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Benacof Cold can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. If vomiting occurs, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists. You should also let your doctor know if you are unable to drink water and there are signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.