Cofdex Syrup 100ml

Cofdex Syrup 100ml

100ml Syrup in Bottle
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Bromhexine(4.0 Mg) + Dextromethorphan(5.0 Mg) + Ammonium Chloride(50.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Cofdex syrup is used to treat dry cough and irritation in the throat. It contains bromhexine, dextromethorphan, and ammonium chloride as active substances. Cofdex syrup works by suppressing the cough ...
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Uses of Cofdex Syrup 100ml

Cofdex syrup is used for the treatment of dry cough and irritation in the throat.

Contraindications of Cofdex Syrup 100ml

  • If you are allergic to bromhexine, dextromethorphan, ammonium chloride, or any other ingredient of Cofdex syrup.
  • If you have or had respiratory diseases.
  • If you have liver disease.
  • If you are taking medicines to treat brain and mood disorders (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and/or monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or within 14 days of stopping the treatment with those medic...
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Side effects of Cofdex Syrup 100ml

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Cofdex Syrup 100ml


Can I take Cofdex syrup during pregnancy?
As there is limited information available on the effect of Cofdex syrup during pregnancy, it is advisable to use the syrup during pregnancy only if recommended by the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Cofdex syrup while breastfeeding?
No information is available if Cofdex syrup passes into human breast milk. This medicine should only be used in breastfeeding women if prescribed by your doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Cofdex syrup?
Cofdex syrup may cause sleepiness, drowsiness, and dizziness. If you experience any such symptoms after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Cofdex syrup?
Alcohol may increase the side effects like sleepiness, drowsiness, and dizziness. Hence it is recommended to avoid alcohol consumption while taking this syrup.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are allergic to bromhexine, dextromethorphan, and/or ammonium chloride.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have or had chronic lung disorders like chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and severe uncontrolled asthma.
  • You have or had liver disease, kidney disease, or stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers).
  • You are addicted to alcohol.
  • You are taking any other medicines for treating cough and cold.
  • You have a cough for a long period of time.
  • You are taking medicines for brain and mood-related disorders (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and/or monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or have taken these medicines in the past 14 days or less.
  • You are on the class of medicines known as liver (CYP2D6) enzyme inhibitors like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as fluoxetine, paroxetine, quinidine, and terbinafine.
  • You are suffering from any brain-related disorders.

Mode of Action of Cofdex Syrup 100ml

How Does It Work?

  • Cofdex syrup is a combination of three active ingredients - bromhexine, dextromethorphan, and ammonium chloride.
  • Bromhexine is a mucolytic agent which relieves cough by thinning and loosening the phlegm from the airways and facilitating its removal.
  • Dextromethorphan is an antitussive medicine that suppresses the cough center of the brain responsible for the cough.
  • Ammonium chloride with its irritative action acts on the cells which leads to the production of fluid in the airways that helps in the removal of the phlegm or the cough.

Directions for Use of Cofdex Syrup 100ml

  • Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor.
  • Shake it well before use.
  • Use a measuring cup, spoon or dropper for the exact quantity.
  • Do not consume it directly from the bottle.

Interactions of Cofdex Syrup 100ml

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Cofdex syrup works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Antibiotics used to treat cough and other airway secretions should be used with caution with Cofdex syrup.
  • Cofdex syrup should not be used along with medicines used to treat brain-mood disorders (monoamine oxidase inhibitors).
  • Concomitant use of potent liver enzyme inhibitors like fluoxetine, paroxetine, quinidine, and terbinafine along with Cofdex syrup may increase the risk of side effects.
  • When used along with anti allergic medicines (antihistamines) and other medicines used to treat brain and nervous system-related disorders, this syrup may increase the feeling of sleepiness, drowsines...
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Storage and disposal of Cofdex Syrup 100ml

  • Store it at room temperature in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Cofdex Syrup 100ml


Symptoms of an overdose are nausea, vomiting, irritability, sleepiness, and skin allergy with rashes and itching. If you have taken too much of this medicine then contact your doctor or visit your ne...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Cofdex syrup, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do n...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Does Cofdex syrup cause sleepiness?

A: Yes, this medicine can make you feel sleepy, drowsy and dizzy.

Q: Will Cofdex syrup relieve sore throat?

  • Cofdex syrup is predominantly helpful in treating dry cough, but it also relieves pain and irritation in the throat. It is advised that you consult your doctor before using this syrup.

Q: Is Cofdex syrup an anti allergic medicine?

A: Cofdex medicine is a combination of mucolytic bromhexine, antitussive dextromethorphan and ammonium chloride that helps to relieve dry cough, pain and irritation in the throat.

Q: Is Cofdex syrup addictive?

A: Yes, this syrup is addictive even in a normal dose when used continuously for more than 14 days. Hence it should not be used continuously for more than 14 days.

Q: I have asthma since 2 years, will Cofdex syrup help me?

A: Cofdex syrup is indicated for use to relieve dry cough. It is not recommended in severe chronic lung disorders like severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is advised that you consult your doctor about your medical condition and take medicines as prescribed.

Q: What is the dose of Cofdex syrup for adults?

A: The doctor will decide the dose of this syrup based on the underlying condition. Do not self-medicate or modify the dose, without consulting a doctor.

Q: Can I take Cofdex syrup for dry cough?

A: Yes, Cofdex syrup is intended for use in dry cough. It also relieves cough by thinning and loosening the phlegm from the airways and facilitating its removal.

Q: What is the use of Cofdex syrup?

A: Cofdex syrup is used for the treatment of dry cough and irritation in the throat.

Q: Is Cofdex syrup an expectorant?

A: Yes, Cofdex syrup is an expectorant. An expectorant is a type of cough medicine used to help clear mucus (phlegm) from your airway.
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ContainsBromhexine(4.0 Mg),Dextromethorphan(5.0 Mg),Ammonium Chloride(50.0 Mg)
UsesDry cough
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, headache
Last Updated on: 20 Apr 2022 | 04:19 PM (IST)
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