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About CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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. 

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL is a combination of three drugs, namely: Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine), Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), and Menthol. Chlorpheniramine works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. Dextromethorphan works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough. Menthol is an organic compound that produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation. Collectively, it helps to provide relief from dry cough.

Take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL with or without food as advised by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup. Your doctor will recommend how often you take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL based on your medical condition. Some people may experience nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, loss of appetite, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), skin rash, itching, sleepiness. Most of these side effects of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL. Drink plenty of fluids while taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL to loosen mucus. If you have liver diseases, gastric ulceration, high blood pressure, 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL used with caution in CNS depression.

Uses of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL

Dry Cough

Medicinal Benefits

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL is a combination drug, belonging to a medication class called 'cough and cold preparations' primarily used to treat dry cough. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL is a combination of three drugs, namely: Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine), Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), and Menthol. Chlorpheniramine works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. Dextromethorphan works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough. Menthol is an organic compound that produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation. Collectively, it helps to provide relief from dry cough.

Directions for Use

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL is available in form of syrup. Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL

  • Nausea,
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Sleepiness

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL. Avoid using CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL. If you have liver diseases, gastric ulceration, high blood pressure, 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL used with caution in CNS depression.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL may have interaction with anti-allergic drugs (diphenhydramine), anti-psychotic (escitalopram, desvenlafaxine, vilazodone), pain killer (aspirin), antibiotics (amoxicillin), anti-depressants (linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, rasagiline, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine), ACE inhibitors. (enalapril), muscle relaxants (carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine).

Drug-Food Interaction: CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL may interact with alcohol. Therefore, avoid alcohol consumption with CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL as it may increase the risk of adverse effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, or difficulty in concentrating.

Drug-Disease Interaction: CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL is known to interact in patients with liver or kidney disease, asthma, diabetes, glaucoma, cardiovascular diseases, enlarged prostate gland, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema (a lung condition causing shortness of breath), gastric ulcerations, CNS disorders.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Avoid consumption of alcohol with CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL as it may increase drowsiness. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    The safety of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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

    It is unknown whether CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL is excreted in human milk. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL 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 to have relief from cough. 
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dry throat while you have a 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 use CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL only to make a child sleepy. 
  • Contact a doctor if your symptoms do not improve even after 7 days.
  • Contact a doctor immediately if you develop fever, rash, or headaches after taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL. 

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

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL is a combination of three drugs, namely: Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine), Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), and Menthol. Chlorpheniramine works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance responsible for causing allergic reactions. Dextromethorphan works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough. Menthol is an organic compound that produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation. Collectively, it helps to provide relief from dry cough.

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, loss of appetite, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), skin rash, itching, sleepiness. Most of these side effects of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

No, you should not take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL if you need to undergo surgery as it may lead to excessive drowsiness and sleepiness when given along with anaesthesia. Please inform your doctor before surgery if you are taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL as the doctor may stop it 72 hours before the surgery.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL should be used with caution and only when prescribed by a doctor in patients with glaucoma. As CHLORPHENIRAMINE+DEXTROMETHORPHAN+MENTHOL may rarely worsen the symptoms of glaucoma