Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

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100ml Syrup in Bottle
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MRP 110.00
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Chlorpheniramine Maleate(4.0 Mg) + Dextromethorphan(10.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
COUGH COLD PREPARATION

Medical Description

Alkof Dx Syrup contains Chlorpheniramine and Dextromethorphan. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic medicine, whereas dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Alkof Dx Syrup is used for temporary relie...
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uses

Uses of Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

Alkof Dx Syrup gives short-term relief from sneezing, cough or runny nose due to minor throat and airway irritation, which occurs during common cold and other respiratory allergies.
contraindications

Contraindications of Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

  • If you are allergic to Chlorpheniramine, Dextromethorphan or any other components of this syrup.
  • If you are having or had medicines like sodium oxybate (used to prevent daytime sleepiness).
  • You should not take Alkof Dx Syrup with or at least two weeks after the treatment with any medicine from class monoamine oxidase inhibitors. An example of such medicine is Phenelzine, Selegiline (used...
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sideEffects

Side effects of Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Blurring of vision
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hallucination
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Alkof Dx Syrup during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information available on the safety of Alkof Dx Syrup in human pregnancy. You should consult your doctor before using this cough syrup during pregnancy or if you think you may be pregnant. This syrup should be used only if it is needed and the advantage overweighs the risk.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Alkof Dx Syrup while breastfeeding?
A:
There is no safety information about the effects of Alkof Dx Syrup during breastfeeding. Thus, it is unknown if Alkof Dx Syrup passes into human milk. You should consult your doctor before using this cough syrup during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Alkof Dx Syrup?
A:
Alkof Dx Syrup produces blurring of vision and drowsiness as side effects. You should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to stay alert.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Alkof Dx Syrup?
A:
Alkof Dx Syrup may produce drowsiness or sleepiness as a side effect, so if you consume it along with alcohol, it may exaggerate the drowsiness or sleepiness. Thus, you should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with this cough syrup.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a cough for a long duration with a lot of mucus (like asthma, emphysema or smoking).
  • You have an eye problem like glaucoma (increase pressure in the eye).
  • You have difficulty in urination and a frequent urge to go for urination (enlarged prostate).
  • You have problems with your heart and liver.
  • You have any breathing problems, high blood pressure and fits.
  • In young children, this medicine may produce excitement instead of drowsiness, so be cautious while giving this syrup to children.
  • Older people should be cautious while using Alkof Dx Syrup as they are more prone to develop dizziness and urination difficulties with this syrup.
  • It is not recommended to use this syrup in children below 2 years of age.
  • You need to stop using this syrup and ask a doctor if the cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back or is accompanied by fever, rash or persistent headache. These could be the signs of a serious ailmen...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

How Does It Work?

  • Natural substances like Histamine released in our body are responsible for allergies, such as sneezing or runny nose. Chlorpheniramine blocks the effect of these substances and provides relief in symp...
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  • There are specific areas in the brain (cough centre), when activated, produces coughing. Dextromethorphan affects these areas and deactivates them, thus help in relieving the coughing.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

  • Take Alkof Dx Syrup as per doctor's prescription.
  • Shake well before use and use a measuring cup or spoon for measurement.
  • Do not take more than four doses in 24 hours.
interactions

Interactions of Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

Interactions with other medicines

  • Alkof Dx Syrup should not be taken with a medicine called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) because it produces a condition called serotonin syndrome, which is a life-threatening condition that can...
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  • Alkof Dx Syrup should be used cautiously with other medicines like Codeine, Hydrocodone (used for cough) that cause drowsiness. Alcohol, Marijuana, medicines to treat mental illness (Alprazolam, Loraz...
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Interactions with food items

Do not consume grapefruit juice or any other products which might have grapefruit juice.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

  • Store Alkof Dx Syrup below 25°C in a clean and dry place.
  • Please protect it from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Alkof Dx Bottle Of 100ml Syrup

Overdose

An overdose of Alkof Dx Syrup may cause severe drowsiness, dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeats, confusion, hallucination, nervousness, seizures, fits and difficulty in releasing urine. If you expe...
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of Alkof Dx Syrup may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the miss...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I use Alkof Dx Syrup if I am having a prostate problem?

A: Patients suffering from prostate problems (benign prostatic hyperplasia) have symptoms like difficulty passing urine, frequent urge to go for urination and dribbling of urine. This medicine contains a medicine named Chlorpheniramine, which produces urine retention as a side effect. Therefore, taking this syrup with a prostate problem will worsen the condition. So it is advisable to talk to your doctor about your problem before using it.

Q: Can I use Alkof Dx Syrup along with other medicines used to treat my psychiatric illness?

A: No, you should not use Alkof Dx Syrup if you are taking medicines for mental illness.

Q: Can Alkof Dx Syrup be used in children?

A: Alkof Dx Syrup should not be used in children below 2 years of age. Please refrain from using any medicines for your children without consulting a child specialist.

Q: How long does it take for Alkof Dx Syrup to show its action?

A: It can start showing its action approximately after 2 hours of consumption. However, it varies among individuals depending on their physiological nature.

Q: Can I take Alkof Dx Syrup if I have an eye problem?

A: Alkof Dx Syrup contains Chlorpheniramine, which increases the pressure in the eye and thus decreases the effectiveness of glaucoma medicines. So it is always advisable to talk to your doctor about your eye problem before using this syrup.

Q: Is Alkof syrup good for dry cough?

A: Yes, it can be used for dry cough. However, it is important to consult the doctor before using this medicine.

Q: How long does it take for Alkof syrup to act?

A: It can start showing its action approximately after 2 hours of consumption. However, it varies among individuals depending on their physiological nature.

modeOfAction

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ContainsChlorpheniramine Maleate(4.0 Mg),Dextromethorphan(10.0 Mg)
UsesDry cough
Side effectsDizziness, tiredness, drowsiness, sleepiness, upset stomach
Last Updated on: 26 Nov 2021 | 01:28 PM (IST)
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