Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a combination of three medicines: Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide1, Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide2 and Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide3, which relieves dry cough. Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide1 is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose. Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide2 is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine + Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide3 is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.
Q. Can the use of Hilkof Syrup cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Hilkof Syrup 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. Can I breastfeed while taking Hilkof Syrup?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Hilkof 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. Will Hilkof 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. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Hilkof Syrup?
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 19th Sep 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.