CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE belongs to a class of medications called ‘expectorants’ primarily used to treat dry cough. Additionally, CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE also treats allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, throat irritation or watery eyes. Coughing (dry or productive) is a body’s way of clearing irritants (like allergens, mucus or smoke) from airways and preventing infection. There are two types of coughs, namely: Dry cough and chesty cough. A dry cough is tickly and doesn't produce any vicious or thick mucus, while a chesty cough (wet cough) means mucous or sputum is produced to help clear your airways.
CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE is a combination of four drugs, namely: Guaifenesin (expectorant), Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), Phenylephrine (decongestant) and Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine). Guaifenesin belongs to the class of expectorants that increase the volume of fluid in the airways, reduce the stickiness of mucus, and remove it from the airways. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough. Thus, it decreases the need to cough. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that works by contracting and narrowing the blood vessels. Thereby, provides relief from congestion and decreases mucus production. Chlorpheniramine belongs to the class of antihistamines (anti-allergic drugs) that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions.
Take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE with or without food as advised by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup. Your doctor will recommend how often you take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE based on your medical condition. Some people may experience nausea, stomach upset, vomiting, loss of appetite, drowsiness, headache, diarrhoea, dizziness or skin rash. Most of these side effects of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
If you are allergic to CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. If you are about to undergo any medical tests or surgery, please inform your doctor that you are taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE. Drink plenty of fluids while taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE to loosen the congestion. If you have high blood pressure, fits, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), chronic bronchitis, asthma, cough with mucus, cough caused by smoking, chronic bronchitis or emphysema (a lung condition causing shortness of breath), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), blockage in stomach or intestines, phenylketonuria (a congenital disability that causes accumulation of amino acid, phenylalanine in the body), enlarged prostate, pheochromocytoma (tumour in the adrenal glands), kidney, liver, heart or urinary problems, inform your doctor before taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+GUAIFENESIN+PHENYLEPHRINE.