Coldgesic Tablet 10
Pseudoephedrine is used to treat congestion in the nasal passages, i.e. stuffy nose. It also treats congestion in the sinuses, and tubes of the inner ears. Chlorpheniramine is commonly used in the treatment of cold symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, and to treat asthma and hay fever. Dextromethorphan is used for the treatment of dry coughs (cough suppressant).
How does the drug work?
Pseudoephedrine works by relaxing the blood vessels in the nasal passages. It also reduces the secretion of mucous in the nose. Chlorpheniramine is classified under antihistamines as it acts by blocking a chemical known as histamine, which is released by the body in response to an allergic reaction. Histamine is responsible for the symptoms of allergic reactions. Dextromethorphan belongs to a class of drugs called antitussives. Dextromethorphan works by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that triggers the cough reflexes, therefore it is known as cough suppressant.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects with pseudoephedrine are dizziness, palpitations, increased heart rate, nausea, vomiting, weakness, restlessness, sleeplessness, headache and shortness of breath. 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. The common side effects of dextromethorphan include nausea and vomiting, nervousness, drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, lightheadedness, and stomach pain.
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. How long can I use pseudoephedrine? Do not use pseudoephedrine for more than 7 continuous days. Ask a doctor if symptoms persist after a week of the drug use.
2. What happens with the overdose of pseudoephedrine? An overdose of pseudoephedrine can lead to nervousness and restlessness.
3. Can I take pseudoephedrine to get relief from allergies? Yes. Pseudoephedrine relieves symptoms of seasonal allergies. However, take the drug with a doctor’s advice.
4. What is the dose of pseudoephedrine for nasal congestion for a 7-year-old boy? The usual dose of pseudoephedrine for children aged between 6-12 years is about 30 mg for every 6 hours. However, ask a doctor for the right dosage instructions.
5. Can I take ibuprofen along with pseudoephedrine? Yes. You may take ibuprofen to reduce fever associated with a cough. However, ask a doctor before use. Chlorpheniramine:
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. Dextromethorphan:
1. Is dextromethorphan addictive? Yes, when taken in large doses than recommended it has addictive effects.
2. Is it safe to drive while taking dextromethorphan medication? No. Dextromethorphan has sedative effects therefore, it is recommended to avoid activities which require alertness.
3. What are the signs and symptoms of over dose? Overdose signs and symptoms may include feeling restless or nervous, seek immediate medical attention.
4. What if I missed a dose? Cough medicine is taken only as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule.
5. Can is use dextromethorphan for the cough associated with asthma? Dextromethorphan is ineffective in treating cough that is caused by smoking, asthma, or emphysema.