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Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml

Manufacturer

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml

Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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. 

Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml is a combination of three drugs, namely: Chlorpheniramine maleate (antihistamine), Phenylephrine (decongestant) and Dextromethorphan hydrobromide (cough suppressant). Chlorpheniramine maleate 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 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml. Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml. Avoid using Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml. 

Uses of Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml

Dry cough

Medicinal Benefits

Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 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, Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml. Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml. Avoid taking Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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: Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml may interact with alcohol. Therefore, avoid alcohol consumption with Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml as it may increase the risk of adverse effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or difficulty in concentrating.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml may have interactions with disease conditions such as 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml as it may increase drowsiness. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    The safety of Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml is excreted in human milk. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns; your doctor will decide if Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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. 
  • 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml for 7 days.
  • Contact a doctor immediately if you develop fever, rash or headaches after taking Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml. 

Other Information (CHE0243)

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-coloured, you may have allergies or a minor infection in the respiratory tract, and yellow or green mucus indicates a respiratory infection.

FAQs

Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml contains Chlorpheniramine maleate, Phenylephrine, and Dextromethorphan hydrobromide. Chlorpheniramine maleate 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 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml 72 hours prior to the surgery.

It is not recommended to take Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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, Chericof Junior Syrup 60 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 Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml may rarely worsen the symptoms of glaucoma. Therefore, Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml should be used with caution and only when prescribed by a doctor in patients with glaucoma.

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Chericof Junior Syrup 60 ml

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Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063

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