BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP is a combination of Chlorpheniramine, Dextromethorphan and Phenylephrine which belongs to the group of medicines called Antihistamines, Antitussives and Decongestants respectively. It is used to relieve dry cough and other symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections like the common cold or allergies.
The common cold is a viral infection of the nose or throat that can cause symptoms like a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, headaches, muscle aches, coughs, sneezing, fever, pressure in your ears and face and loss of taste and smell.
The safety and efficacy of GBNKEYWORD] in children (aged less than 2 years) have not been studied. Before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, lung, liver, heart, thyroid or prostrate problems, diabetes, fits or glaucoma.
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP should be used with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking it. The most common side effect of taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP is drowsiness. Contact your doctor if any of your symptoms get worse or persist.
USES OF BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP
Relieves cough and other symptoms associated with upper respiratory tract infections like common cold or allergies
HOW BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP WORKS
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP relieves symptoms of allergy and the common cold, where chlorpheniramine binds to the histamine H1 receptor and blocks its action, resulting in temporary relief of the negative symptoms (runny nose, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes) brought on by histamine, dextromethorphan suppresses non-productive cough associated with cold by suppressing the cough reflex by directly acting on the cough center in the brain and phenylephrine decreases nasal congestion by acting on α1-adrenergic receptors in the small vessels of the nasal mucosa to produce constriction, resulting in decreased swelling and increased drainage of the nasal cavities.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you according to your age, body weight and disease condition.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP
Stop taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Severe allergic reaction (trouble breathing, swelling of the face, lips, neck, tongue or throat)
Trouble concentrating, tiredness, dizziness, headache, blurred vision
Loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, dry mouth
Low blood pressure, changes in heart rhythm
Chest tightness, thickening of phlegm
Skin peeling, itchy rash, sun sensitivity
Ringing in the ears
Twitching, muscular weakness, abnormal co-ordination
Confusion, excitability, irritability, low mood, nightmares
Excitement in children
Fast or irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure
Trouble passing urine (in men)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Dizziness or drowsiness:
Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating machinery if you feel drowsiness or dizziness. Avoid alcohol consumption as it can aggravate dizziness or drowsiness. Contact your doctor if your dizziness or drowsiness worsens.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or use any machines if you feel drowsy after taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP.
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP.
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP should be used with caution in patients with kidney dysfunction. Consult your doctor before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP.
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP.
Do not take BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP if you are allergic to Chlorpheniramine, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP is not recommended for use in patients having an asthma attack. BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP should be used with caution in patients with bronchitis, bronchiectasis emphysema or a history of cough lasting for a few weeks or a cough with a lot of phlegm. Consult your doctor before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP.
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP is not recommended for use in patients with heart or circulatory problems or high blood pressure (including because of a tumour near your eyes). BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP should be used with caution in patients with circulation problems like Raynaud’s phenomenon (a problem causing cold hands and feet) or other heart or circulatory problems. Consult your doctor before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP.
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP is not recommended for use if you:
Have diabetes (high blood sugar levels)
Have an overactive thyroid
Have increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma)
Have prostate problems (in men)
Before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP, inform your doctor if you:
Have or had an addiction to opioids, alcohol, prescription medicines or any illegal drugs
Had withdrawal symptoms like agitation, anxiety, shaking or sweating, when you have stopped taking alcohol or other drugs
Have difficulty passing urine
Have obstructed intestine
Have porphyria (a rare blood disease)
Use in Pediatrics:
The safety and efficacy of BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP in children (aged less than 2 years) have not been studied. Consult your doctor before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP.
Use in Geriatrics:
BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP should be used with caution in elderly patients as they might be more prone to side effects. Consult your doctor before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Medicines used to treat depression (Ex. fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, bupropion, phenelzine, procarbazine, amitriptyline)
Medicines used to treat mood disorders or to induce sleep (Ex. haloperidol, thioridazine, perphenazine)
Medicines used to treat irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure and other heart problems (Ex. amiodarone, propafenone, quinidine, flecainide, amlodipine, digoxin)
Cinacalcet (used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism)
Terbinafine (used to treat fungal infections)
Medicines used to relieve pain (Ex. codeine, tramadol, morphine, methadone)
Medicines used to treat the symptoms of allergic reactions (Ex. clemastine, cyproheptadine)
Other medicines containing phenylephrine
Phenytoin (used to treat fits)
Atropine (used to treat low heart rate)
If you or anyone else accidentally took too much of BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP, contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, slurred speech, drowsiness, excitation, mental confusion, psychosis, respiratory depression, shaking, hallucinations, fits, high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat.
Drug : Chlorpheniramine, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine
Pharmacological Category : Antihistamine, Antitussive, Nasal decongestant
Therapeutic Indication : Symptoms of allergy and common cold
Dosage Forms : Capsule, Tablet, Softgel, Syrup, Suspension, Liquid, Linctus, Expectorant
Keep BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP out of reach from children
Store below 30°C
FAQs ABOUT BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP
Q: Can we use BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP for babies?
A: The safety and efficacy of GBNKEYWORD in children (aged less than 2 years) have not been studied. Your doctor will determine the correct dose and duration for your child according to age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What if I forget to take a dose of BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP?
A: If you forget to take a dose of BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP, take it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it is almost time for the next one. Do not take the medicine twice to make up for the forgotten dose.
Q: Can I stop taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP?
A: Continue taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP until your doctor tells you to stop, unless you experience any unwanted effects, a worsening of your condition or any new symptoms. Consult your doctor immediately for advice.
Q: Does BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP have an aspirin?
A: No. BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP is a combination of chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan and phenylephrine. Consult your doctor for further queries.
Q: What precautions do I need to follow while taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP?
A: Patients taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP must inform their doctor about their pre-existing conditions, like any heart, kidney, lung, liver, heart or thyroid problems, diabetes, fits, glaucoma or prostrate problem. Patients should also inform their providers if they are pregnant, breastfeeding or allergic to anything else. Consult your doctor if you experience anything different.
Q: Can I take BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP if I am pregnant?
A: BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP should be used with caution by pregnant women. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor before taking it. Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment with BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP.
Q: Can I take other medicines with BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP?
A: Before taking BRONCOLITE DX SYRUP, inform your doctor if you are taking, have taken or might take any other medicine, including prescription, non-prescription or any herbal medicine, as these might interact with each other and cause serious side effects.
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