Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieves common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. 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 nasal decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Congestyl is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Phenylephrine. This combination helps to relieve symptoms of cold like runny nose, watery eyes, fever and headache. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic. It relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol 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 and provides relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Q. Is it safe to use Congestyl?
Yes, Congestyl is safe in most patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, allergic reaction, sleepiness, headache and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform the doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Congestyl when I am relieved of my symptoms?
Congestyl is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your symptoms are relieved. However, continue taking this medicine if your doctor has advised you to do so.
Q. Can the use of Congestyl cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Congestyl can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
Q. Can the use of Congestyl cause damage to liver?
Congestyl is usually safe when taken according to the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Congestyl can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol, while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.
Q. What is the recommended storage condition for the Congestyl?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Jan 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.