Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide1 and Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide2, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide1 is an antiallergic which helps reduce cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine. Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide2 is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.
Q. Will Codistar-DX Cough Syrup 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 Codistar-DX Cough Syrup?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Codistar-DX Cough Syrup. 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. Can the use of Codistar-DX Cough Syrup cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Codistar-DX Cough Syrup Hydrobromide may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoiding driving car, 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 episode while you are taking this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.