Cofstop Z Syrup 100 Ml
Cetirizine Levocetirizine is a H1 receptor blocker which is most commonly used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis. It is also used to treat chronic idiopathic urticarial and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children of 6 years of age and older. Dextromethorphan Dextromethorphan is used in the treatment of dry cough. Menthol It is used in the treatment of cough, cold, inflammation of the mouth, respiratory infections, and sinus infections. It is also given during the management of irritable bowel syndrome. Zinc Zinc is an essential mineral that is available as a dietary supplement. Zinc helps in bone mineralization and maintaining bone matrix. It also improves the immune system, aids in wound healing and cell division, and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Mode of drug action:
Cetirizine Levocetirizine is a H1 receptor blocker which is most commonly used to alleviate symptoms of allergy. H1 receptors are G-protein coupled receptors that are located on the T cells, B- cells, monocytes and lymphocytes. Stimulation of H1 receptors causes inflammatory effects, vasodilation, headache, bronchoconstriction, hypotension and tachycardia. Levocetirizine blocks the H1 receptors which are commonly activated by histamine- inflammatory mediator and potent vasodilator. Therefore, levocetirizine is used to relieve the allergic symptoms such as inflammation, runny nose, sneezing, and itching in the patient Dextromethorphan Dextromethorphan belongs to class of drugs called antitussives. It affects the signals in the brain that causes coughing. Menthol Menthol reduces the stomach cramps and spasms in the digestive system. When applied topically, it relieves pain by causing warmth on the skin surface. Zinc Zinc is an essential trace element. It plays a vital role in the protein synthesis and in the cell division. It is essential for the proper growth and functioning of the body. It plays an important role in the immune functioning, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid functioning and, absorption and utilization of vitamin A. Zinc improves the absorption of vitamin A and improves vision.
What are the common side effects?
Cetirizine The most commonly reported side effects of cetirizine are drowsiness, dry mouth, nose or throat irritation, sore throat, tiredness, weakness, fever or cough, swelling in the upper and lower limbs, and nosebleed. Dextromethorphan The common side effects are nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, stomach pain, restlessness and vomiting. Menthol The common side effects of menthol are heartburn, mouth sores, headache, and flushing. Zinc The most common side effects reported are nausea, bad taste, diarrhea, vomiting, mouth irritation, and, rarely, mouth sores.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use:
• Inform the doctor while using Cofstop Z medication along with other drugs as it may cause adverse effects.
• Individuals suffering from kidney and liver disorders should inform the doctor before taking Cofstop Z medication.
• Individuals allergic to Cofstop Z medication or its ingredients should avoid the medicine.
• Pregnant and lactating women should consult the doctor before using Cofstop Z medication.
• Check the label to know further details such as Cofstop Z uses and side effects.
What else should I know?
1. How should I use this medication? Levocetirizine should be taken with or without food preferably after food with a glass of water. It is recommended to take the medication in the evening as levocetirizine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. However, consult your physician before use.
2. Are there any storage precautions for levocetirizine? Store the medication at room temperature (25°C) and away from direct heat and sunlight. Keep the drug out of reach of children.
3. Is levocetirizine a steroid or narcotic? Levocetirizine is an antihistamine medication. It is not a narcotic or steroid.
4. Is levocetirizine used as a decongestant? Yes, levocetirizine can be used as a decongestant. It evacuates sinuses, clears nasal airways and stuffy nose.
5. Can I take any other medications along with levocetirizine? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications. Dextromethorphan
1. Is it safe to have alcohol after taking dextromethorphan syrup? No, do not take alcohol after having dextromethorphan syrup as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
2. Is dextromethorphan a steroid or a narcotic? Dextromethorphan is neither a steroid nor a narcotic. It is a decongestant, but can have adverse effects if taken more than the recommended dose.
3. Do I need to continue taking dextromethorphan even after my symptoms clear? No, do not use the medication in larger amounts, or more than the recommended dose. Cough medicine is used only for a short period of time until your symptoms clear up.
4. Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate? The drug interaction between dextromethorphan and benzonatate has not been mentioned but it can occur. However, please consult your doctor before administering the drug.
5. For patients suffering with high blood pressure, is it effective to use dextromethorphan along with high blood pressure medications? The effectiveness of dextromethorphan is reduced when taken along with high blood pressure medications. Menthol
1. Is menthol safe for children? Yes. Coated menthol pills are safe for use in children aged 8 years and above.
2. What is the dose of menthol for a headache? About 10% menthol should be applied to the forehead to relieve tension headaches. This may be repeated after 15 -20 minutes. However, ask your doctor for the right dosage instructions.
3. Is it safe to use menthol during pregnancy? Yes. Menthol is safe during pregnancy when used within limits.
4. What is the effect of menthol in diarrhea patients? In patients with diarrhea, oral menthol can cause a burning sensation in the anal region.
5. Does menthol relieve tooth pain? Menthol is a painkiller which can be used for getting relief from a toothache. However, ask your doctor before use. Zinc
1. Is zinc an over-the-counter medication? Yes. Zinc is used as an ingredient in many over-the-counter vitamin and nutrient supplements.
2. What is the recommended dietary intake of zinc? The recommended dietary intake of zinc is 4 to 7 mg per day for women and
5.5 to 9.5 mg per day for men.
3. What are the dietary sources of zinc? Milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, pulses, and wholegrain cereals are the dietary sources of zinc.
4. What are the safety precautions for taking a zinc supplement? You need to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is considered safe in recommended doses even in infants, children, pregnant and lactating women.
5. Can I take antibiotics while using zinc supplement? Antibiotics may interact with zinc. So, you should take a doctor’s advice before taking antibiotics along with zinc supplements.