Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml

Description
  • Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is prescribed to treat cough,allergies and Asthma
  • Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml contains various drugs such as Aminophylline (a bronchodilator),Diphenhydramine (an antihistamine),Ammonium chloride (an expectorant) and Menthol (decongestant)
  • Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is safe to be prescribed to adults and children aswell
  • Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is to be taken orally (via mouth),after carefully measuring it out 
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Type

Syrup

Feature

120 ml

Unit

ml

Formula

Diphenhydramine

Composition

Aminophylline 32/5 mg + Diphenhydramine 8/5 mg + Ammonium Chloride 30/5 mg + Menthol 0.98/5 mg

Brand

Standpharm Pakistan Pvt Ltd

Prescription Required

No

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml combines various drugs such as aminophylline (a bronchodilator),diphenhydramine (an antihistamine),ammonium chloride (an expectorant) and menthol (decongestant) in one effective syrup (liquid form) to cure dry and/or productive cough,asthma,allergies and other COPDs.

A teaspoon or two,is commonly prescribed to be ingested every 4-6 hours.The dosage of Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is dependent upon the patient’s age,medical condition,patient’s response to the drug,any medications patient might be having along with Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml and any adverse effects felt by the patient.It is recommended that patients ingest Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml at the same time each day and put an alarm as a reminder if need be.

Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is safe to be prescribed to patients over the age of 2 years and is considered safe to be recommended to lactating women.The intake of alcohol is prohibited while undergoing treatment with Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml as it may cause extreme drowsiness.If the patient is having other prescription drugs along with Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml it is imperative that they inform their doctor before taking Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml as drugs such as hypnotics,tranquilizers and pain killers are said to interact with Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml negatively.

Adverse effects such as headache,stomach problems and drowsiness are commonly felt by patients and they tend to resolve on their own in a few hours to days time.If you miss a dose of the medication,make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Indications

Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml can be used to treat:

  • Asthma
  • Productive or dry cough
  • Emphysema 
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Allergic cough 

How Does Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml Work

Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml effectively combines different chemical groups for the aim of relaxing smooth muscles present in the human lungs to widen the airways (bronchioles).The main chemical groups include diphenhydramine;an antihistamine that cancels the effects of histamine (a natural hormone found in humans that works to cause inflammation) on the body,thereby,eliminating cough.Aminophylline,is a bronchodilator (relaxes smooth muscles of the lungs) and ammonium chloride is an expectorant (triggers the production of sputum to treat coughs).Mentol in Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml aids by producing soothing effects in the body and acts as a decongestant.

How To Use Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml

Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is available in liquid form in a clear glass bottle.Medicine is to be shaken well before each use and the dose ought to be clearly measured out before ingesting.For children it is advised that an adult administer each carefully measured dose of Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml.Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is to be taken regularly,preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A teaspoon or two is commonly prescribed to be taken after every 4-6 hours

Child Dosage

For children aged 2-6 years old,the commonly prescribed dosage is 1/4th or ½ (half) a teaspoon,to be taken after every 4-6 hours.For children between the ages of 7-12 years,the commonly prescribed dosage is ½ (half) or one teaspoon,to be taken after every 4-6 hours.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is considered unsafe to be prescribed to expectant mothers but relatively safe to be given to lactating women as there isn’t sufficient evidence to prove that drug has serious adverse effects on the baby even though trace amounts of drug is found in the baby.Women that are pregnant,lactating or planning to start a family,ought to discuss with their doctors the pros and cons of Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml before ingesting it.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml:

  • Allergic reaction to Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml or any other drug or ingredient
  • Gastrointestinal ulcers or bleeding 
  • Severe cardiac disease 
  • Severe kidney disease 
  • Severe liver disease

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml

  • Mild to moderate cardiac disease 
  • Coronary heart disease
  • History of peptic ulcer
  • Thyrotoxicosis 
  • Congestive heart failure 
  • Hypertension 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml:

  • Opioids 
  • Other sedatives
  • Alcohol 
  • Hypnotics 
  • Tranquilizers 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Headaches 
  • Dizziness 
  • Drowsiness 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Distrubed sleep 
  • Anxiety 
  • Hypotension
  • Palpitation 
  • Stomach cramps 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling drowsy -If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy,stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches– In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

Key Facts About Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml

  • Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is prescribed to patient suffering from cough or COPDs
  • Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml may cause headaches and stomach problems temporarily 
  • Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is not to be taken if patient is allergic to any chemical group present in the medicine 
  • Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is safe enough to be prescribed to children aged 2 years and above
  • Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant women

FAQ

#1.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml?

Alcohol is known to cause drowsiness.It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment as Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml causes drowsiness as well.

#2.HOW TO STORE Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml?

Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you drowsy hence,if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#4.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml?

In case of too much consumption by accident,kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away.The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person.An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#5.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#6.HOW IS Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is available in liquid form in a clear glass bottle.Medicine is to be shaken well before each use and the dose ought to be clearly measured out before ingesting.For children it is advised that an adult administer each carefully measured dose of Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml.Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is to be taken regularly,preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#7.HOW DOES Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml WORK?

Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml effectively combines different chemical groups for the aim of relaxing smooth muscles present in the human lungs to widen the airways (bronchioles).The main chemical groups include diphenhydramine;an antihistamine that cancels the effects of histamine (a natural hormone found in humans that works to cause inflammation) on the body,thereby,eliminating cough.Aminophylline,is a bronchodilator (relaxes smooth muscles of the lungs) and ammonium chloride is an expectorant (triggers the production of sputum to treat coughs).Mentol in Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml aids by producing soothing effects in the body and acts as a decongestant.

#8.WILL Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#9.CAN I TAKE Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No.Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is not deemed safe to be ingested while pregnant without the consent of a doctor.

#10.CAN I TAKE Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml WHILE BREASTFEEDING?

Yes,Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml is deemed safe to be ingested during lactation,under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#11.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml?

  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Headaches 
  • Dizziness 
  • Drowsiness 

#12.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml?

No.Certain over the counter pain medications are not considered safe to be ingested while undergoing treatment with Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml.

#13.CAN Coldrex-E Syrup 120 ml CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO,HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues.It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.