ALEX L SF contains Levocloperastine which belongs to a group of medicines called antitussives agents. It is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of cough associated with acute and chronic respiratory disorders. Always take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your physician.
Levocloperastine is a cough suppressant, acts at the CNS level by inhibiting the bulbar cough centre. In addition to this primary mechanism of action, peripheral effects related to its antihistamine, antiserotonergic and smooth muscle-relaxant properties also contribute to the overall efficacy of levocloperastine in the treatment of cough, bronchospasm and related symptoms.
Before taking ALEX L SF tell your doctor about your complete medical history including heart-problems, epilepsy, high blood pressure, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. Pregnant and breastfeeding women consult the doctor before taking this medicine. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment. The common side effects are nausea, headache, dizziness or sleepiness.
USES OF ALEX L SF
HOW ALEX L SF WORKS
ALEX L SF is a cough suppressant that acts on the central nervous system and suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take ALEX L SF as prescribed by the doctor. Shake well before use. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depending on age, body weight and health condition. Check the label for directions before use.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ALEX L SF
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Eat routine meals and do not eat spicy foods.
Sit or lie down immediately when you feel dizziness. Lie still with eyes closed in a dark room.
Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a wet or cold cloth to forehead and rest in a quiet, comfortable, dark room.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
ALEX L SF is contraindicated during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for advice.
It is not known whether ALEX L SF is excreted in human milk. Consult your doctor for advice.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
It is not known whether ALEX L SF alters the ability to drive. Consult your doctor for advice.
Consumption of alcohol is strictly contraindicated with ALEX L SF.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Levocloperastine.
ALEX L SF should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Tell your doctor if you,
Have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
Are hypersensitive to sympathomimetic amines
Use in pediatrics:
Due to lack of studies in between 0 and 2 years, ALEX L SF it is not recommended for use in early childhood. Consult your doctor for advice.
A. Drug – Drug interactions:
Inform your physician if you are taking,
Sedatives or tranquilizers (used to treat states of mental disturbance)
Antihistamine medicines (used to relieve symptoms of allergies)
If you or anyone else accidentally took too much of this medicine, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage can be treated symptomatically and with institute supportive measures as required. Gastric lavage may be done to remove the excess drug from the stomach.
Drug : Levocloperastine
Pharmacological Category : Antitussives agents
Therapeutic Indication : Treats Cough
Dosage Forms : Syrup, Oral Suspension
Keep out of reach of children
Do not store above 25°C
FAQs ABOUT ALEX L SF
What is the difference between an antitussives and an expectorant?
Antitussives are cough suppressants which relieves cough by blocking the cough reflex. Expectorants thin mucus which helps you clear the mucus from airway.
Does ALEX L SF make you sleepy?
It may cause drowsiness in some individuals, consult the doctor for advice.
Can I stop taking ALEX L SF when my symptoms are relieved?
Do not stop taking the medicine abruptly and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
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LEVOCLOPERASTINE FENDIZOATE 35.4 mg