CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL belongs to a class of medication called 'cough and cold preparations' primarily used to treat dry cough. 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+MENTHOL is a combination of three drugs, namely: Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine), Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), and Menthol. Chlorpheniramine works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. Dextromethorphan works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough. Menthol is an organic compound that produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation. Collectively, it helps to provide relief from dry cough.
Take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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+MENTHOL based on your medical condition. Some people may experience nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, loss of appetite, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), skin rash, itching, sleepiness. Most of these side effects of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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+MENTHOL 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+MENTHOL. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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+MENTHOL. Drink plenty of fluids while taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL to loosen mucus. If you have liver diseases, gastric ulceration, high blood pressure, cough with mucus or cough caused by asthma, smoking, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema (a lung condition causing shortness of breath), inform your doctor before taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL used with caution in CNS depression.