Diphecol Liquid 60 Ml
Citric acid is used in the management of chronic metabolic acidosis; it is used as a synergist to improve the efficacy of antioxidants, used in the treatment of dry mouth. Citric acid has the ability to dissolve the renal stones and prevents encrustation of urinary catheters. Diphenhydramine is used in relieving the symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, itching of the nose and throat, watery eyes, hay fever, and sneezing. It is also used for motion sickness. Ammonium chloride is used to relieve symptoms of cough. Menthol is obtained from peppermint plant. It is used in the treatment of cough, cold, and inflammation of the mouth, respiratory infections, and sinus infections. It is also given during the management of irritable bowel syndrome.
How does the drug work?
Citric acid is a weak organic acid that is found in fruits. It works as a preservating agent. Citrate salts acts as alkalinisers. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and it belongs to a class of drugs known as H1 receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of histamine, which results in reducing the symptoms of watery eyes, running nose etc. Ammonium chloride acts as an expectorant; helping to cough out (expectorate) the mucus from the lungs and helps in relieving the symptoms of cough. Menthol reduces the stomach cramps and spasms in the digestive system. When applied topically, it relieves pain by causing warmth on the skin surface.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of citric acid include irritation and teeth erosion. The common side effects of diphenhydramine are nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, dizziness, dry mouth, thickened respiratory tract secretions, nightmare and difficulty in urination. 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 menthol are heartburn, mouth sores, headache, and flushing.
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.
FAQs :Citric acid:
1. Can citric acid cause gut irritation? Yes, you may feel irritation in the gut.
2. I am intolerant to lactose. Does Citric acid contain lactose? No, Citric acid does not contain lactose.
3. I am on lithium drug. Does citric acid present in Dipehcol intercat with it? Yes, the effectiveness of lithium decreases if taken along with Citric acid.
4. Can I give Citric acid powder to my 10-year-old child? No, Citric acid is indicated only for those who are above 12 years of age.
5. Can a heart disease patient take Citric acid? No, heart disease patients cannot take Citric acid. Diphenhydramine:
1. Is it better to take diphenhydramine with or without food or empty stomach? Patients can take diphenhydramine with or without food or empty stomach. However, consult your doctor.
2. Is diphenhydramine a sedative? It is not used as a sedative drug, though it can produce effects such as sleep and drowsiness.
3. Does diphenhydramine cause excitation? Diphenhydramine may cause excitation but it may occasionally cause unexpected excitation, increased agitation or hallucinations.
4. Is diphenhydramine syrup addictive? Prolonged use of diphenhydramine may develop dependence and addiction.
5. Is it safe to use diphenhydramine during pregnancy? No, it is not safe to use diphenhydramine during pregnancy as it may affect the fetus. However, consult your doctor. Ammonium chloride:
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. 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.