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XL 80MG TABLET

Manufacturer

DWD PHARMACEUTICALS P.LTD

Consume Type

ORAL

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Product Details

About XL 80MG TABLET

XL 80MG TABLET belongs to a class of medication called ‘cough and cold preparations’ primarily used to treat dry cough associated with a common cold or upper respiratory allergies. Coughing (dry or productive) is the body’s way of clearing irritants (like allergens, mucus, or smoke) from airways and preventing infection. There are two types of coughs: 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. 

XL 80MG TABLET is a combination of two drugs: Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) and Codeine (cough suppressant). Chlorpheniramine belongs to the class of antihistamines (anti-allergic drugs) that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. Codeine belongs to the class of cough suppressants that blocks the μ-opioid receptor in the brain that produces cough, thereby decreasing the urge to cough.

Take XL 80MG TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. Take XL 80MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain side effects, including drowsiness, dry mouth, vomiting, blurred vision, constipation, dizziness, or tiredness. Most of these side effects of XL 80MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to XL 80MG TABLET or any other medicines. Drink plenty of fluids while taking XL 80MG TABLET to loosen mucus and protect yourself from being dehydrated or overheated during exercise. In hot weather, as XL 80MG TABLET contains chlorpheniramine, it decreases sweating and increases heatstroke risk. Do not take XL 80MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it may cause adverse effects on the baby. XL 80MG TABLET is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. Do not take XL 80MG TABLET if you have taken an MAO inhibitor (anti-depressant medication like Isocarboxazid, Phenelzine, Selegiline, and Tranylcypromine) in the last 14 days, as it may cause life-threatening drug interaction. XL 80MG TABLET is a habit-forming drug, and hence there is a risk of dependence on XL 80MG TABLET. So, before stopping XL 80MG TABLET, contact a doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, increased heart rate, tremors, or general unwell feelings.

Uses of XL 80MG TABLET

Dry Cough

Medicinal Benefits

XL 80MG TABLET is a combination of two drugs: Chlorpheniramine and Codeine. Chlorpheniramine 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 to provide relief from allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, and congestion or stiffness. Codeine belongs to the class of narcotic cough suppressants that block the μ-opioid receptor in the brain that produces cough, thereby decreasing the urge to cough. XL 80MG TABLET is used to treat cough associated with a common cold or upper respiratory allergies.

Directions for Use

It is available in syrup and tablet forms.Tablet: Your doctor will recommend how often you take XL 80MG TABLET based on your medical condition. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.Syrup: Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take XL 80MG TABLET on an empty stomach as prescribed by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup provided with the pack.XL 80MG TABLET should not be used unless prescribed by a doctor. Always take XL 80MG TABLET as your doctor told you. Your doctor will advise you how often to take XL 80MG TABLET on the basis of your medical condition.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of XL 80MG TABLET

  • Dizziness/Drowsiness
  • Mood changes
  • Tiredness/weakness
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Coordination problems

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to XL 80MG TABLET or any other medicines. Do not take XL 80MG TABLET for a prolonged time; $ name contains codeine that may lead to mental or physical dependence on XL 80MG TABLET. Do not take XL 80MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it may cause adverse effects on the baby. XL 80MG TABLET is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, as a dangerous drug interaction could occur. XL 80MG TABLET should be taken with extreme caution in patients who have a history of alcoholism or drug abuse. Drink plenty of fluids while taking XL 80MG TABLET to loosen mucus and protect yourself from being dehydrated or overheated during exercise. In hot weather, as XL 80MG TABLET contains chlorpheniramine, it decreases sweating and increases heatstroke risk. If you have high blood pressure, fits, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), chronic bronchitis, asthma, cough with mucus, cough caused by smoking, chronic bronchitis or emphysema (a lung condition causing shortness of breath), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), blockage in stomach or intestines, kidney, liver, heart or urinary problems, inform your doctor before taking XL 80MG TABLET.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: XL 80MG TABLET may have interaction with anti-allergic drugs (diphenhydramine, cetirizine, brompheniramine, diphenhydramine, fexofenadine), cough suppressants (dextromethorphan), antidepressants (duloxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, fluvoxamine, trazodone), narcotic analgesics (hydrocodone, bupropion, morphine, oxycodone) and antianxiety drug (alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, oxazepam, temazepam), fits related drugs (phenytoin, clonazepam, carbamazepine).

Drug-Food Interaction: XL 80MG TABLET may interact with alcohol. Therefore, avoid alcohol consumption with XL 80MG TABLET as it may increase the risk of fatal side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, slow breathing, or death.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have chronic bronchitis, asthma, cough with mucus, cough caused by smoking, chronic bronchitis or emphysema (a lung condition causing shortness of breath), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), drug dependence, high blood pressure, fits, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), blockage in stomach or intestines, phenylketonuria (a birth defect that causes accumulation of amino acid, phenylalanine in the body), enlarged prostate, pheochromocytoma (tumour in the adrenal glands), kidney, liver, heart or urinary problems, inform your doctor before taking XL 80MG TABLET.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol with XL 80MG TABLET as it may increase the risk of drowsiness and other adverse effects.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    XL 80MG TABLET is not recommended for use during pregnancy. XL 80MG TABLET may cause harmful effects on the baby (foetus). Please consult your doctor. So your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing XL 80MG TABLET for you.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    XL 80MG TABLET may be excreted in breast milk and cause harm to the baby. Therefore, XL 80MG TABLET should not be used by breastfeeding mothers without a doctor’s advice.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    XL 80MG TABLET may cause dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, or impaired thinking in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking XL 80MG TABLET.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take XL 80MG TABLET 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 XL 80MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Habit Forming

Yes

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. Instead, replace baked foods, fried foods, white bread, white pasta, French fries, sugary desserts, and chips with green leafy vegetables.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dry throat while you cough and 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

  • Do not take XL 80MG TABLET for a prolonged time as it may lead to mental or physical dependence on XL 80MG TABLET.
  • To avoid getting addicted to this drug, take it only in prescribed quantities and as directed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate.
  • XL 80MG TABLET causes drowsiness. Avoid doing activities that require your complete focus and attention, like driving when on this drug.
  • An abrupt stoppage of XL 80MG TABLET can lead to significant withdrawal symptoms. Always discuss with your doctor about decreasing the dosage before completely stopping its usage.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while on this medication, as it can lead to dangerous side effects.
  • XL 80MG TABLET is unsafe for usage if you're pregnant or plan to get pregnant and breastfeed. Discuss with your doctor in such situations about changing/replacing the medicine with safer alternatives.

Other Information (XL80002)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Dec-2023

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Cough: Coughing is the 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 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 indication of infection in the respiratory tract. If you are coughing thick, solid white mucus, it indicates you may have a bacterial infection in the airways. If the mucus is clear or light-coloured, it indicates you may have allergies or minor infections in the respiratory tract, and yellow or green mucus indicates a respiratory infection.

FAQs

XL 80MG TABLET is a combination of two drugs, namely; Chlorpheniramine and Codeine, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antihistaminic that blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine), which may trigger a cough due to allergy. Codeine is a cough suppressant. It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of the cough centre in the brain.

Do not take XL 80MG TABLET with 'alprazolam' as co-administration of these two medicines may increase adverse effects such as sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. However, please consult a doctor before taking XL 80MG TABLET with other medicines.

XL 80MG TABLET is excreted in breast milk and may cause drowsiness, breathing problems, or death in a nursing baby. Therefore, if breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking XL 80MG TABLET. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing them.

XL 80MG TABLET is not recommended for children below 18 years of age as a misuse of XL 80MG TABLET in children may lead to serious adverse effects. Codeine in XL 80MG TABLET may cause life-threatening respiratory depression and death in children who recently had surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids.

XL 80MG TABLET may be used to provide relief from allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, throat irritation or watery eyes. XL 80MG TABLET contains Chlorpheniramine, an anti-allergic drug that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions.

XL 80MG TABLET is unsafe to use in pregnancy. XL 80MG TABLET contains codeine, If you use XL 80MG TABLET while pregnant, your baby could become dependent on codeine. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born.

Yes, codeine in XL 80MG TABLET may cause mental or physical dependence if used for prolonged periods. Therefore, take XL 80MG TABLET only in dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Country Of Origin

INDIA

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Dalamal House, 4th Floor, J. B. Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021

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