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ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML

Manufacturer/Marketer

SIGNOVA PHARMA PVT LTD

Consume Type

ORAL

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About ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML

ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It primarily treats allergies, colds, or sinus inflammation symptoms. It will help relieve sneezing, runny nose, congestion, stuffy nose, or watery eyes. The common cold is a respiratory illness affecting the nose and throat, mostly caused by viruses known as “rhinoviruses.” The virus attacks the body through the mouth, nose, or eyes and spreads easily through droplets in the air when a person who is sick sneezes, coughs, or talks. ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML will not treat an infection.

ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML is composed of two medicines: chlorphenamine (antihistamine) and phenylephrine (decongestant). Chlorphenamine belongs to the class of antihistamines (anti-allergic drugs) that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. It helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness. Phenylephrine helps shrink the blood vessels in the nostrils and the passage and reduces stuffy noses.

ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML should be taken as prescribed by the healthcare professional. Your doctor will recommend how often you take ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML based on your medical condition. Some people may experience dry mouth, headache, stomach upset, nausea, and drowsiness. Most of these side effects of ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML 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 known to be allergic to ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using the ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML. It should be used in children only if prescribed by a doctor. Increase fluid intake as ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML is known to cause dry mouth. If you have asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, trouble passing urine, or thyroid disease, inform your doctor before taking ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML. Do not take this medicine with MAOIs (medication used to treat depression) like Carbex, Marplan, Eldepryl, Nardil, and Parnate.

Uses of ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML

Common cold symptoms include running nose, congestion, watery eyes and sneezing.

Medicinal Benefits

ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML is primarily used to treat allergies, colds, or sinus inflammation symptoms. It is composed of two medicines, namely Chlorphenamine (antihistamine) and Phenylephrine (decongestant). Chlorphenamine belongs to the class of antihistamines (anti-allergic drugs) that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. It helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness. Phenylephrine helps in shrinking the blood vessels in the nostrils and the passage and reducing stuffy nose.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.Oral Suspension/syrup: Shake the bottle well before each use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach upset
  • Nausea
  • Feeling restless or excited (especially in children).

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML if you are allergic to any components present in it. Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before starting ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML. Inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, prostate gland problems (especially in men), glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye), overactive thyroid gland, are taking Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (used for depression), blockage in stomach or intestines. Also, inform your doctor about all other medications you have taken before starting ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML. Do not stop taking ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML even if you feel better without asking your doctor, as your symptoms may come back and even worsen your condition. ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML may cause drowsiness and sleepiness, so it is advised not to drive a car or operate machinery. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided as it may lead to excessive drowsiness and sleepiness. Do not take ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML if you have taken any MAO inhibitor (anti-depressant medication) in the past 14 days. Do not smoke, as it might worsen your symptoms, so avoid tobacco intake. Do not give antihistamine medication to make a child sleepy. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after taking ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML for seven days. Stop using ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML and immediately contact your doctor if you experience confusion, hallucinations, severe nervousness, dangerously high blood pressure, or little or no urinating.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML may interact with certain medicines used in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (aripiprazole), a medicine used to treat major depressive disorder (duloxetine, fluoxetine), a medicine used short-term to treat muscle spasms (cyclobenzaprine), a medication used to treat epilepsy (pregabalin), a medication used to treat allergy (cetirizine).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol intake with ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML as it may cause increased drowsiness, dizziness, and lack of concentration.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Asthma, diabetes, glaucoma, benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • ARIPIPRAZOLE
  • DULOXETINE
  • FLUOXETINE
  • CYCLOBENZAPRINE
  • PREGABALIN
  • CETIRIZINE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      Avoid consumption of alcohol with ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML as it may increase drowsiness. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      The safety of ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML 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

      caution

      The safety of ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML in breastfeeding mothers is unknown. Therefore, it is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks the benefits are greater than the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML may cause drowsiness or tiredness in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Take ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML 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

      caution

      Take ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML is not recommended for children below the age of 4.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly to prevent the spread of germs.
    • Eat plenty of foods rich in good bacteria like yoghurt to improve overall health.
    • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
    • Gargle with salt water for relief from sore throat.
    • Do not smoke as it might worsen your symptoms, so avoid tobacco intake.
    • Avoid alcohol consumption with ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML as it may cause tiredness, drowsiness, or lack of concentration.

    Special Advise

    • Do not smoke, as it might worsen your symptoms, so avoid tobacco intake.
    • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, and dry mouth as the ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML is known to cause dryness of the mouth.
    • If undergoing any skin test, please inform your doctor or the concerned person doing the test that you are taking ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML as test results may vary.

    Other Information (ERA0130)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Mar-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Allergy: An allergy (hypersensitivity) is an immune system response to foreign elements typically not harmful to your body. These foreign elements are known as 'allergens'. Symptoms include itching, watery eyes, hives, runny nose, and sneezing. Allergic condition varies from person to person. Some might be allergic to certain foods and seasonal allergies like hay fever. At the same time, others might be allergic to pollen or pet dander.

    Common cold: The common cold is an infection caused by viruses, mainly 'rhinovirus' affecting your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). Children younger than six years of age are at the most significant risk of colds, but healthy adults can also be affected by having 2-3 colds annually. In most cases, cold symptoms are recovered within a week or ten days. However, symptoms might last longer in people who smoke or are exposed to allergens like dust, pollutants, etc. Symptoms of a common cold might include a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough, congestion, mild body pain or a mild headache, sneezing, low-grade fever, and feeling unwell (malaise). In some cases, the discharge from your nose may become thicker and yellow or green, which does not indicate a bacterial infection. If you observe these symptoms, immediately contact your doctor.

    FAQs

    ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML is primarily used to treat common cold symptoms like running nose, congestion, watery eyes. It is composed of two medicines, namely chlorphenamine (antihistamine) and Phenylephrine (decongestant). Chlorphenamine belongs to the class of antihistamines (anti-allergic drugs) that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. It helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, congestion, or stiffness. Phenylephrine helps in shrinking the blood vessels in the nostrils and the passage and reducing stuffy nose.

    No, you are not recommended to stop taking ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML, please consult your doctor.

    Yes, ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML contains chlorphenamine, which is an antihistamine that is known to cause dry mouth. Increase the intake of fluids to avoid excessive dry mouth caused due to ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML as continued dryness can lead to dental disease (gum disease, fungal infection, tooth decay).

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

    It is not recommended to take ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML along with any anti-depressant medication as it contains phenylephrine, which may lead to unpleasant side-effects or any drug interaction. Also, ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML should be taken at least 14 days after your last dose of anti-depressants, especially monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO).

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    ERAKOF 5/2 SYRUP 60ML

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