Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Paracetamol + 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.
Q. What if I give too much Paraphrine-L Oral Suspension by mistake?
Prolonged or excess intake of Paraphrine-L Oral Suspension can put your child at risk of developing serious side effects like seizures, rapid heart rate, /depression, cognition defects and inability to concentrate. Always stick to the prescribed dose. To pour out the right dose, use the calibrated cup provided with the medicine by the manufacturer. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the correct estimate.
Q. How can I store Paraphrine-L Oral Suspension?
Paraphrine-L Oral Suspension should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.
Q. My child has a cough and fever. Can I give him two medicines together?
Do not give your child more than one cough or cold medicine at a time unless advised by the doctor. The reason being, both the medicines could have the same ingredients. This would be equivalent to an overdose and could have serious implications on your child. Always consult your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
Q. Can I give my cough medicine to my child?
Never give your child the medicines that have been recommended for use by adults. Children should only be given the medicines specifically formulated for them, else it may cause unwanted side effects. Check the label of the medicine properly before use in your child. Give the medicine to your child in the prescribed dose specifically. It is best to take your child to the doctor if the symptoms are bothersome or fail to improve even after treatment.
Q. Can Paraphrine-L Oral Suspension make my child sleepy?
Paraphrine-L Oral Suspension may cause mild drowsiness effect, making your child feel sleepy. So, be cautious and never give this medicine to induce sleep. Forced sleep could mask any underlying sleep disorder like insomnia. It’s always best to consult your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 2nd Oct 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.