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Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml

Manufacturer

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml

Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml 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 the airways. 

Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml is a combination of three drugs, namely: Chlorpheniramine maleate (antihistamine), Phenylephrine hydrochloride (decongestant) and Dextromethorphan hydrobromide (cough suppressant). Chlorpheniramine maleate works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. Phenylephrine hydrochloride helps in shrinking the blood vessels located in the nasal passage, thereby reducing the stuffy nose. Dextromethorphan hydrobromide works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough. Together, it helps to provide relief from dry cough.

Take Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml with or without food as advised by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup. Your doctor will recommend how often you need to take Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml based on your medical condition. Some people may experience dry mouth, throat or nose, drowsiness, blurred vision, constipation, dizziness, restlessness or excitation. Most of these side effects of Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml 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 pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml. If you are about to undergo any medical tests or surgery, please inform your doctor that you are taking Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml. Avoid using Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml if you have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors in the past 14 days. If you have glaucoma, urinary problems, enlarged prostate, phenylketonuria (a congenital disability that causes accumulation of amino acid, phenylalanine in the body), 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 Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml. 

Uses of Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml

Dry cough

Medicinal Benefits

Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml is a combination of three drugs, namely: Chlorpheniramine maleate, Phenylephrine hydrochloride, and Dextromethorphan hydrobromide. Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml is a combination medicine belonging to a class of drugs called 'cough and cold preparations' primarily used to treat dry cough. Chlorpheniramine maleate works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. It helps provide relief from allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion or stiffness. Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant that helps in shrinking the blood vessels located in the nasal passage, thereby reducing the stuffy nose. Dextromethorphan hydrobromide works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough. Thus, Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml helps to relieve cough, cold and allergic symptoms.

Directions for Use

Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml with or without food in doses as prescribed by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup provided with the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml

  • Dry mouth, throat or nose
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Restlessness or excitation
  • Loss of appetite

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml. Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml 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 Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml. Avoid taking Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml if you have taken medicines such as linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, rasagiline, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine and methylene blue injection in the past 14 days. If you have glaucoma, urinary problems, enlarged prostate, phenylketonuria (a birth defect that causes accumulation of amino acid, phenylalanine in the body), 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 Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml may have interaction with anti-allergic drugs (diphenhydramine), anti-psychotic (escitalopram, desvenlafaxine, vilazodone), pain killer (aspirin), cold medicines (acetaminophen), antibiotics (amoxicillin), anti-depressants (linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, rasagiline, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine), beta-blockers (metoprolol, atenolol), muscle relaxants (carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine).

Drug-Food Interaction: Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml may interact with alcohol. Therefore, avoid alcohol consumption with Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml as it may increase the risk of adverse effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or difficulty in concentrating.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml may have interactions with disease conditions such as liver or kidney disease, asthma, diabetes, glaucoma, cardiovascular diseases, enlarged prostate, chronic bronchitis or emphysema (a lung condition causing shortness of breath).

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Avoid consumption of alcohol with Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml as it may increase drowsiness. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    The safety of Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml in pregnant women is unknown. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns; your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    It is unknown whether Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml is excreted in human milk. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns; your doctor will decide if Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml with caution, especially if you have a history of liver disease. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Take Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney disease. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Avoid dairy products such as milk as it may increase mucus production. Also, avoid processed or refined foods. 
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid a dry throat while you have a cough. It also helps loosen mucus.
  • Avoid citrus fruits as they may worsen the cough. Eat fruits rich in water content such as pears, watermelon, peaches and pineapples.

Special Advise

  • Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve even after taking Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml for 7 days.
  • Contact a doctor immediately if you develop fever, rash or headaches after taking Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml. 

Other Information (ALE0073)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-23

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Cough: Coughing is a body's way of clearing irritants (like allergens, mucus or smoke) from airways and preventing infection. Coughs may be dry or productive. A productive cough (wet cough) brings up sputum (phlegm, mucus and other matter) from the lungs, whereas, a dry cough doesn't produce sputum. Cough is commonly caused as a response to allergy or viral infection but coughing up mucus is possibly an infection in the respiratory tract. 

FAQs

Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml contains Chlorpheniramine maleate, Phenylephrine hydrochloride, and Dextromethorphan hydrobromide. Chlorpheniramine maleate works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. Phenylephrine hydrochloride helps in shrinking the blood vessels located in the nasal passage, thereby reducing the stuffy nose. Dextromethorphan hydrobromide works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough.

Consult your doctor before taking Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml if you need to undergo surgery as it may lead to excessive drowsiness and sleepiness when given along with anaesthesia. Your doctor may advise you to stop taking Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml 72 hours prior to the surgery.

It is not recommended to take Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml along with any anti-depressant medication, especially MAO inhibitors (linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, rasagiline, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine), as it may lead to unpleasant side-effects or drug interaction. Also, Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml should be taken at least 14days after your last dose of anti-depressants.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml may rarely worsen the symptoms of glaucoma. Therefore, Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml should be used with caution and only when prescribed by a doctor in patients with glaucoma.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Alex Sugar Free Syrup 100 ml

Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.

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100 ml Syrup in 1 Bottle