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Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml

Manufacturer/Marketer

Alkem Labs Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml

Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml belongs to the class of medication called 'cough and cold medications' primarily used to treat symptoms of the common cold and allergies like sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, fever, headache, body pains, congestion, or watery eyes. The common cold is a respiratory illness affecting the nose and throat. It is mostly caused by viruses known as 'rhinovirus'. The virus enters the body through nose, mouth or eyes and spreads easily through droplets in the air when the person who is sick sneezes, coughs or talks.

Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml is a combination of three drugs, namely: Paracetamol (mild analgesic and antipyretic), Phenylephrine (decongestant) and Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine/antiallergic). Paracetamol is an analgesic (relieves pain) and antipyretic (reduces fever) that works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical messengers in the brain known as prostaglandins that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine belongs to the class of decongestants that works by shrinking the blood vessels in the nasal passage. Thereby, provides relief from congestion and decreases the excess mucus production. 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 symptoms of allergy such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, and nasal congestion.

Take Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml as prescribed. Your doctor will recommend you how often you take Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml based on your medical condition. Some people may experience drowsiness, nervousness, headache, dizziness, insomnia (difficulty in falling or staying asleep), blurred vision, constipation and dry mouth. Most of these side effects of Zukamin Plus Drops 15 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 Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant, it is advised to inform your doctor before using Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml. Do not use Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml in breastfeeding mothers without doctor’s advice as it may be excreted in breast milk and cause harm to the baby. Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml is not recommended for children below 4 years. Please do not take more than the prescribed dose of Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml as it may cause liver damage and can be lethal.  If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), blockage in stomach or intestines, enlarged prostate gland, pheochromocytoma (tumour in the adrenal glands), kidney, liver, heart or urinary problems, inform your doctor before taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml.

Uses of Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml

Common cold, Allergies

Medicinal Benefits

Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml is a combination of three drugs, namely: Paracetamol, Phenylephrine and Chlorpheniramine. Paracetamol is a mild analgesic (relieves pain) and antipyretic (reduces fever) that works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical messengers in the brain known as prostaglandins that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine belongs to the class of decongestants that works by contracting and narrowing the blood vessels. Thereby, provides relief from congestion and decreases the mucus production. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine (anti-allergic drug) that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions.  It helps to provide relief from symptoms of allergy such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, and congestion or stiffness.

Directions for Use

Tablet/capsule: Take it with or without food as advised by a doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Syrup/Drops: Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take it with or without food in doses as prescribed by a doctor with the help of a measuring cup/dropper.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml

  • Drowsiness
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in falling or staying asleep)
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant, it is advised to inform your doctor before using Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml. Do not use Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml in breastfeeding mothers without doctor’s advice as it may be excreted in breast milk and cause harm to the baby. Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml is not recommended for children below 4 years. Please do not take more than the prescribed dose of Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml as it may cause liver damage and can be lethal.  If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), blockage in stomach or intestines, enlarged prostate gland, pheochromocytoma (tumour in the adrenal glands), kidney, liver, heart or urinary problems, inform your doctor before taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml may interact with anti-allergic drugs (diphenhydramine, cetirizine), antidepressants (duloxetine, escitalopram), anticonvulsants (clonazepam), antianxiety drug (alprazolam), muscle relaxants (cyclobenzaprine), cough suppressants (dextromethorphan), bronchodilator (albuterol), sleeping agent (ramelteon), pain and fever medicines (paracetamol), pain killers (ibuprofen).

Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid intake of Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml with chocolate and caffeine-containing foods such as cocoa beans and tea leaves as they may increase the risk of severity of side effects. Avoid consumption of alcohol with Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml as it may as it may increase the risk of liver damage and cause increased drowsiness, dizziness, and difficulty in concentrating.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), blockage in the stomach or intestines, enlarged prostate gland, pheochromocytoma (tumor in the adrenal glands), kidney, liver, heart or urinary problems, inform your doctor before taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • DIPHENHYDRAMINE
  • CETIRIZINE
  • DULOXETINE
  • ESCITALOPRAM
  • CLONAZEPAM
  • ALPRAZOLAM
  • CYCLOBENZAPRINE
  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN
  • ALBUTEROL
  • PARACETAMOL
  • IBUPROFEN
  • RAMELTEON
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Avoid consumption of alcohol with Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml as it may increase the risk of liver damage and cause increased drowsiness, dizziness or difficulty in concentrating. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      The safety of Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml in pregnant women is unknown. Therefore, it is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml may be excreted in breast milk, and cause harm to the baby. Besides this, Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml may also slow milk's production, so it is better to contact a doctor before a lactating mother takes it.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml may cause blurred vision or impair thinking in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Take Zukamin Plus Drops 15 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

      caution

      Take Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml 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

      Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml is not recommended for children below 4 years of age. However, please consult a doctor before giving Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml to children.

    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.
    • Avoid consumption of alcohol with Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml as it may cause tiredness, drowsiness or lack of concentration.

    Special Advise

    • Do not give Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml to children below 4 years of age.
    • Do not take Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml for longer than 7 days in a row (for adults) and 5 days (for the children above 4 years).
    • If you have allergic skin reactions like skin redness o rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling, immediately contact a doctor.

    Other Information (ZUK0014)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Common cold: The common cold is an infection caused by the virus, mainly known as ‘rhinoviruses’ affecting the nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). Children younger than 6 years are at the most significant risk of colds, but healthy adults can also be affected to have 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 pollutants, dust, etc. The symptoms of the common cold include sneezing, sore throat, cough, congestion, mild body pains, low fever, mild headache, feeling unwell, and stuffy or runny nose. In some cases, the discharge from the nose may become thicker and yellow or green, which is not an indication of bacterial infection.

    Allergies: It occurs when foreign elements which cause allergy-causing agents (allergens) attack and invade our body thereby causing the release of histamines. This chemical messenger 'histamines' causes swelling, inflammation, redness, itchiness, itchy/watery nose and throat, and watery eyes. Allergies generally occur due to chemicals, air pollution, pet danders, dust, pollen hairs, seasonal allergies like hay fever, etc.

    FAQs

    Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml contains Paracetamol, Phenylephrine and Chlorpheniramine. Paracetamol is an analgesic (relieves pain) and antipyretic (reduces fever) that works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical messengers in the brain known as prostaglandins that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that works by contracting and narrowing the blood vessels. Thereby, provides relief from congestion and decreases the mucus production. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine (anti-allergic drug) that works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. It helps to provide relief from symptoms of allergy such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, and congestion or stiffness.

    Yes, Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml contains paracetamol which acts as mild pain killer (analgesic) and fever reducer (antipyretic). It works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical messengers in the brain known as prostaglandins responsible for pain and fever.

    No, you are not recommended to consume alcohol with Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml as it may increase the risk of liver damage and cause increased drowsiness, dizziness and lack of concentration.

    Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml is excreted in breast milk and may affect the health of baby. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml so that the doctor may prescribe Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml if the benefits are greater than risks.

    Yes, Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml may cause drowsiness. It is not necessary for everyone taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml to experience this side effect. Therefore, avoid driving or operate heavy machinery if you feel drowsy after taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml.

    No, you are not recommended to take Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml with Cetirizine as co-administration of these two medicines may increase sedation and can cause drowsiness, dizziness and difficulty in concentrating. However, please consult a doctor before taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml with other medicines.

    No, you are not recommended to stop taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml, please consult your doctor.

    Do not use Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, like isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine. Tell your doctor before taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml if you have nausea, stomach pain, itchy skin, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes). In rare cases, paracetamol present in Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml may cause a severe skin allergic reaction. So, if you observe any skin blisters or redness or rash, immediately contact your doctor and stop taking Zukamin Plus Drops 15 ml.

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.

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