Cofrid Syrup 100 Ml
Ammonium chloride is used to relieve symptoms of cough. Sodium citrate is a sodium acid salt of citric acid used for the treatment of gout, gastric problems, and acidity. Chlorpheniramine is commonly used to treat symptoms of cold, asthma and hay fever such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, and watery eyes.
How does the drug work?
Ammonium chloride acts as an expectorant helping to cough out (expectorate) the mucus from the lungs and helps in relieving the symptoms of cough. Sodium citrate belongs to a class of drugs called urinary alkalinizers. It neutralizes the excess production of acid from the urine and blood. Chlorpheniramine is classified under antihistamines. It blocks a chemical known as histamine, which is released by the body in response to an allergic reaction. Histamine is responsible for many symptoms of allergy.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of ammonium chloride include facial swelling, shortness of breath, and difficulty in swallowing, allergic reaction, sickness, nausea, stomach pain, and throat disorder. The common side effects of sodium citrate are diarrhea, gastrointestinal ulceration, and shortness of breath, anxiety, mood swings, fatigue, and metabolic alkalosis. The common side effects of chlorpheniramine include nausea and vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, dry throat, dry skin, headache, drowsiness, and inability to empty the urinary bladder, loss of appetite, nasal congestion, and chest congestion.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Is ammonium chloride safe when taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women? There is no evidence showing the safety of ammonium chloride in pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, consult your doctor before taking any medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
2. Is ammonium chloride safe in children? Ammonium chloride is usually available along with other expectorants and cough suppressant which are not safe in children below 4 years. Consult your doctor before giving any medication to your child.
3. Does ammonium chloride has any other uses? Yes, ammonium chloride is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis.
4. What if I have missed a dose of ammonium chloride? Cough medicine is taken only as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule.
5. What if I have overdosed ammonium chloride? Allergic reactions, breathing problems and stomach upset can worsen in case of overdose. Consult your doctor immediately. Sodium citrate:
1. Is it safe to use sodium citrate during pregnancy? No, it is not safe to use sodium Citrate during pregnancy as it may affect the fetus. However, please consult your doctor.
2. What should I do if I miss a dose? If you forget to take the medication at the usual time, you must take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, you must skip the missed dose. Do not take double dose.
3. Is it safe to use sodium citrate during lactation? The interaction of sodium citrate during lactation is not known. Please consult your doctor.
4. How should I take sodium citrate syrup? It is advised to take sodium citrate syrup after meals with plenty of water to avoid an upset stomach.
5. I have a medical history of congestive heart failure. Can I take sodium citrate? No, patients with a history of congestive heart failure, heart disease or severe kidney problems should not take sodium citrate. Chlorpheniramine maleate:
1. Why is it not safe to drive while taking chlorpheniramine? Chlorpheniramine can cause drowsiness or sedation which is a common side effect of most of the antihistaminics. So, it is not advised to take chlorpheneramine or any antihistaminic while driving.
2. Is chlorpheniramine safe in new born? No, chlorpheniramine should not be used in premature or newborns. Please consult a physician before giving any medication to the newborn.
3. Does chlorpheniramine tablet help to provide relief from running and stuffy nose? Yes. Chlorpheniramine tablet relieves the symptoms such as running and stuffy nose.
4. Can I take chlorpheniramine with ibuprofen? Yes. But, you must consult your doctor before taking a drug.
5. Does chlorpheniramine tablet for cold also help to relieve symptoms of skin allergy? Yes. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine which is used for treating skin allergies.