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Alex Syrup 100 ml

Manufacturer

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Alex Syrup 100 ml

Alex 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 your airways. 

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

Take Alex 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 take Alex 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 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 allergic to Alex 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 Syrup 100 ml. Alex 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 Syrup 100 ml. Avoid using Alex 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. Drink plenty of fluids while taking Alex Syrup 100 ml to loosen mucus. 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 Syrup 100 ml. 

Uses of Alex Syrup 100 ml

Dry Cough

Medicinal Benefits

Alex Syrup 100 ml is a combination drug, belonging to a medication class called 'cough and cold preparations' primarily used to treat dry cough. Chlorpheniramine 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 is a 'decongestant' that helps in shrinking the blood vessels located in the nasal passage, thereby reducing stuffy nose. Dextromethorphan works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough center in the brain to the muscles that produce cough. Thus, Alex Syrup 100 ml helps to relieve overall cough, cold and allergic symptoms.

Directions for Use

Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take Alex 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 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 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 Syrup 100 ml. Alex 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 Syrup 100 ml. Avoid using Alex 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. Drink plenty of fluids while taking Alex Syrup 100 ml to loosen mucus. 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 Syrup 100 ml.

Drug Interactions

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

Drug-Disease Interaction: Alex Syrup 100 ml is known to interact in patients with liver or kidney disease, asthma, diabetes, glaucoma, cardiovascular diseases, enlarged prostate gland, chronic bronchitis or emphysema (a lung condition causing shortness of breath).

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

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

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    The safety of Alex Syrup 100 ml in pregnant women is unknown. Therefore, it is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    It is unknown whether Alex Syrup 100 ml is excreted in human milk. Alex Syrup 100 ml is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

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

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take Alex Syrup 100 ml with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Take Alex Syrup 100 ml with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. 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 to have relief from cough. 
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dry throat while you have a cough and loosen mucus.
  • Avoid citrus fruits as it may worsen the cough. Eat fruits rich in water content such as pears, watermelon, peaches and pineapples.

Special Advise

  • Alex Syrup 100 ml may contain phenylalanine, so check the medication label if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
  • Do not use Alex Syrup 100 ml only to make a child sleepy. 
  • Contact a doctor if your symptoms do not improve even after 7 days.
  • Contact a doctor immediately if you develop fever, rash or headaches after taking Alex Syrup 100 ml. 

Other Information (ALE0020)

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. Cough is commonly caused as a response to allergy or viral infection but coughing up mucus is possibly an infection in the respiratory tract. If you are coughing thick, solid white mucus, you may have a bacterial infection in the airways. If the mucus is clear or light-colored, you may have allergies or a minor infection in the respiratory tract and yellow or green mucus indicates a respiratory infection.

FAQs

Alex Syrup 100 ml is a combination drug, primarily used to treat dry cough. Chlorpheniramine works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. Phenylephrine is a 'decongestant' that helps in shrinking the blood vessels located in the nasal passage, thereby reducing stuffy nose. Dextromethorphan works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough center in the brain to the muscles that produce cough.

Consuming alcohol, along with Alex Syrup 100 ml, may potentiate some of the pharmacologic effects of CNS-active agents. If used together, it may lead to symptoms like confusion, central nervous system depression, impairment of thinking and judgment.

No, you should not take Alex Syrup 100 ml if you need to undergo surgery as it may lead to excessive drowsiness and sleepiness when given along with anesthesia. Please inform your doctor before surgery if you are taking Alex Syrup 100 ml as the doctor may stop it 72 hours before the surgery.

It is not recommended to take Alex 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 any drug interaction. Also, Alex Syrup 100 ml should be taken at least 15 days after your last dose of anti-depressants.

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

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

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Alex Syrup 100 ml

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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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