Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine1 and Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine2, which relieves cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine1 is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine2 is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Rinojel Syrup is a combination of two medicines that help to relieve the symptoms of cold. It consists of Chlorpheniramine, an antiallergic that relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. It also consists of Phenylephrine, a decongestant that narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Q. Is it safe to use Rinojel Syrup?
Rinojel Syrup is safe for most of the patients when taken according to the dose and duration recommended by the doctor. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any problem while taking this medicine, inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Q. Can the use of Rinojel Syrup cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Rinojel Syrup can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Rinojel Syrup cause sleepiness or dizziness?
Yes, the most common side effect of Rinojel Syrup is drowsiness. Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery or engaging in other activities that need your full attention, unless your healthcare provider has permitted you to do so. Do not drink alcohol or other cough and cold medicines. Also, avoid taking medicines that help you sleep while taking Rinojel Syrup as it may lead to excessive drowsiness.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Rinojel Syrup can lead to increased side effects due to overdose. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of your medicine before consulting your doctor.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Rinojel Syrup?
The use of Rinojel Syrup is considered to be harmful to patients with known allergy to any of the components of this medication. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma and enlarged prostate (difficulty in urination) before taking Rinojel Syrup.
Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Rinojel 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 15th Sep 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.