Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Levodropropizine is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Levodropropizine1 and Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Levodropropizine2, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Levodropropizine1 is an antiallergic which helps reduce cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine. Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Levodropropizine2 is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.
Q. Can the use of Mucobrex LC Syrup cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Mucobrex LC Syrup may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving, 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 episodes while taking this medicine.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Mucobrex LC Syrup?
Serious side effects with Mucobrex LC Syrup are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice allergic reactions, skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers, breathing problems, unexplained bleeding, recurrent fevers or infections, vision disturbances, fast or irregular heartbeat.
Q. Will Mucobrex LC 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 serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve you symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Mucobrex LC Syrup?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Mucobrex LC 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. Are there any contraindications associated with use of Mucobrex LC Syrup?
It is not recommended to use Mucobrex LC Syrup if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), any underlying serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder, any history of stomach ulcers or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). However, it can be taken if your doctor is aware of your conditions and advises you to take it. The use of Mucobrex LC Syrup should also be avoided if you are taking antidepressant drugs. These drugs, called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), may include phenelzine and isocarboxazid or tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Mucobrex LC 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 12th Apr 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.