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Lecorast Syrup 100 ml

Lecorast Syrup 100 ml

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Ajanta Pharma Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Apr-26

About Lecorast Syrup

Lecorast Syrup contains an anti-tussive (cough suppressant) medication primarily used to treat dry cough. Cough is a reflex action that helps to clear any foreign irritant or mucus in the throat. Mostly cough lasts for a short time (two to three weeks), so it is acute. But sometimes, if it is persistent for more than eight weeks, it can lead to chronic cough. Dry cough refers to a cough where there is no mucus or secretion along with cough.

Lecorast Syrup contains Levocloperastine, which is a cough suppressant. It works by blocking the cough receptor present in the brain, which is known to cause cough. Lecorast Syrup is generally prescribed for short-term treatment of dry cough. It does not treat chronic cough or cough caused due to smoking, emphysema and asthma.

Take Lecorast Syrup as prescribed by the doctor. The most common side effects of Lecorast Syrup are nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, dryness in the mouth, fainting, fatigue, and headache. Most of these side effects of Lecorast Syrup do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Do not take Lecorast Syrup if you are allergic to any of its components. Increase the intake of fluids so that the mucus present loosens and the throat is remains lubricated. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before starting Lecorast Syrup . Also, mention all the medicines you take to your doctor before starting Lecorast Syrup . If your condition does not improve or your cough comes back or occurs with fever, or rash, please visit the doctor immediately as this could be serious.

Uses of Lecorast Syrup

Treatment of dry cough.

Medicinal Benefits

Lecorast Syrup is an antitussive, non-opioid that significantly helps to reduce the severity and frequency of cough. It is primarily used to treat dry cough. Lecorast Syrup contains levocloperastine, which is a cough suppressant. It works by blocking the cough receptor present in the brain, which is known to cause cough. Lecorast Syrup is generally prescribed for short-term treatment of dry cough. It does not treat chronic cough or cough caused due to smoking, emphysema and asthma.

Directions for Use

Shake the bottle well before use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Lecorast Syrup

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Faintness
  • Loss appetite
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Rash

Drug Warnings

Do not take Lecorast Syrup if you are allergic to Lecorast Syrup or levocloperastine. Increase the intake of fluids so that the mucus present loosens and the throat is remains lubricated. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before starting Lecorast Syrup . Also, mention all the OTC medicines you are talking to your doctor before taking Lecorast Syrup . Do not smoke as it might worsen your symptoms, so avoid tobacco intake. Before taking Lecorast Syrup , inform your doctor if you have a history of hypertension, heart disease, seizures, diabetes, hyperthyroidism.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Lecorast Syrup may interact with medicines to treat depression, and CNS stimulants. 

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol intake with Lecorast Syrup as it may cause increased drowsiness, and dizziness.

Drug-Disease Interactions: If you have hypertension, heart disease, seizures, diabetes, or hyperthyroidism, inform your doctor before taking Lecorast Syrup .

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 Lecorast Syrup 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.

  • Avoid alcohol consumption with Lecorast Syrup as it may cause tiredness, drowsiness or lack of concentration.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Cough: It is a reflex action that clears any foreign irritant or mucus in the throat. Mostly cough lasts for a short time (two to three weeks), so it is acute. But sometimes, if it is persistent for more than eight weeks, it can lead to chronic cough. If the cough is accompanied by blood or barking cough, this could be serious and require medical attention. The most common causes of cough are cold/flu, asthma, emphysema, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Avoid consumption of alcohol with Lecorast Syrup as it may increase drowsiness or dizziness. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Lecorast Syrup .

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Pregnancy

Caution

Lecorast Syrup is a category C pregnancy drug. Its safety in pregnancy is unknown, so it should be taken only if prescribed by a doctor.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Its safety in breastfeeding women is unknown, so it should be taken only if prescribed by a doctor.

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Driving

Unsafe

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

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Liver

Safe if prescribed

No interaction was found when Lecorast Syrup is taken in a liver problem. Consult your doctor for further advice.

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Kidney

Safe if prescribed

No interaction was found when Lecorast Syrup is taken in a kidney problem. Consult your doctor for further advice.

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Children

Caution

Lecorast Syrup is not recommended for children below the age of two.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Ajanta House, Charkop, Kandivli West, Mumbai 400 067, India.
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FAQs

Lecorast Syrup is used to treat dry cough.
Lecorast Syrup works by blocking the cough receptor present in the brain, which is known to cause cough.
Yes, Lecorast Syrup may cause drowsiness or dizziness, so operating any machinery or driving a car, doing an activity that requires concentration and alertness should be avoided.
Lecorast Syrup is not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, it is a decongestant, but it can have addictive effects if taken in more than the recommended dose. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance.
No, never take more than the prescribed dose of Lecorast Syrup . It may lead to symptoms like nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness, changes in vision, difficulty in breathing, fast heartbeat, hallucination, seizures and coma.
Lecorast Syrup may cause dry mouth as a temporary side effect in some people. It is not necessary for everyone taking Lecorast Syrup to experience this side effect. However, to avoid such side effects, drink plenty of water, regularly rinse your mouth, practice good oral hygiene and suck on sugarless candy. However, if the condition persists or worsens, please consult a doctor.

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