Q. What is Rhynal Forte Tablet?
Rhynal Forte Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Caffeine, Cetirizine, Paracetamol and Phenylephrine. This combination is helpful in relieving the symptoms of cold such as body ache, headache, fatigue, fever, watery eyes, sneezing, cough, sore throat, runny and stuffy nose.
Q. Are there any foods which I have to avoid while taking Rhynal Forte Tablet?
Rhynal Forte Tablet contains caffeine. So, it is preferable to avoid medicines or food that contain caffeine. Foods like coffee, tea, cola drinks and chocolate should be avoided as they may add to your total caffeine intake. Increased caffeine intake can cause difficulty in sleeping, you may experience tremors and/or have chest discomfort. Also, avoid drinking alcohol (beer, wine, etc.) while taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Rhynal Forte Tablet cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Rhynal Forte Tablet 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 until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.
Q. Are there any special instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Store your medicines in a cool dry place and keep them in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store them out of sight and reach of children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Rhynal Forte Tablet?
Serious side effects with Rhynal Forte Tablet 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 Rhynal Forte Tablet 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 your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Are there any contraindications associated with the use of Rhynal Forte Tablet?
Yes, use of Rhynal Forte Tablet should be avoided 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 Rhynal Forte Tablet 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. Can I breastfeed while taking Rhynal Forte Tablet?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Rhynal Forte Tablet. This medicine contains Cetirizine, an antihistamine which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor if you are advised to take this medicine while you are breastfeeding the baby.