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About LEVODROPROPIZINE+CHLORPHENIRAMINE

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE 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+LEVODROPROPIZINE is a combination of two drugs, namely: Levodropropizine (cough suppressant) and Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine). Levodropropizine belongs to the class of cough suppressants that works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough. 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. 

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE taken with or without food advised by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup. Your doctor will recommend you how often you take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE based on your medical condition. Some people may experience dry mouth, drowsiness, vomiting, blurred vision, constipation, dizziness or tiredness. Most of these side effects of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE 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+LEVODROPROPIZINE or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE is not recommended for children below 2 years of age. Drink plenty of fluids while taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE to loosen mucus and protect yourself from being dehydrated or overheated during exercise and in hot weather as CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE contains chlorpheniramine that decreases sweating and increases the risk of heatstroke. 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, phenylketonuria (a congenital disability 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE.

Uses of LEVODROPROPIZINE+CHLORPHENIRAMINE

Dry cough

Medicinal Benefits

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE is a combination of two drugs, namely: Levodropropizine and Chlorpheniramine. Levodropropizine belongs to the class of cough suppressants that works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals from the cough centre in the brain to the muscles that produce cough, thereby decreasing the urge to cough. 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 congestion or stiffness.

Directions for Use

Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE with or without food as prescribed by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup that is provided with the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of LEVODROPROPIZINE+CHLORPHENIRAMINE

Like all medicines, CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE can cause some common side effects such as,

 

  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Urinary retention
  • Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Skin Rash
  • Headache

 Most of these side effects of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects worsen or persist, please consult your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE is not recommended for children below 2 years of age. Drink plenty of fluids while taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE to loosen mucus and protect yourself from being dehydrated or overheated during exercise and in hot weather as CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE contains chlorpheniramine that decreases sweating and increases the risk of heatstroke. 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, 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE may have interaction with anti-allergic drugs (diphenhydramine, cetirizine), cough suppressants (dextromethorphan), antidepressants (duloxetine, sertraline), narcotic analgesics (hydrocodone) and antianxiety drug (alprazolam).

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

Drug-Disease Interaction: 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, 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 CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol with CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE as it may increase the adverse effects. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    The safety of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE in pregnant women is unknown. Therefore, it is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE may be excreted in breast milk and cause harm to the baby. Therefore, CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE should not be used in breastfeeding mothers without doctor’s advice.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE may cause dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision or impair thinking in some people. Therefore, drive only if you are alert after taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE 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+LEVODROPROPIZINE 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. 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 have a cough and loosen mucus.
  • Avoid citrus fruits as it may worsen the cough. Eat fruits rich in water content such as pears, watermelon, peaches and pineapples.

Special Advise

You are recommended to inform your doctor that you are taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE before undergoing any medical tests or surgery.

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 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 infection in the respiratory tract, and yellow or green mucus indicates a respiratory infection.

FAQs

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE contains Levodropropizine and Chlorpheniramine. Levodropropizine belongs to the class of cough suppressants that works by decreasing the activity of the cough centre in the brain. Thus, decreases the urge to cough. 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.

No, you are not recommended to consume alcohol with CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE as it may increase drowsiness. However, please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE.

Yes, CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE may cause dry mouth as a temporary side effect in some people. It is not necessary for everyone taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE to experience this side effect. However, to avoid such side effects, drink plenty of water, regularly rinse your mouth, practice good oral hygiene. However, if the condition persists or worsens, please consult a doctor.

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

You are recommended to avoid taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE if you have asthma, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, blockage in stomach or intestines. However, if you have any of these conditions, please inform your doctor before taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE.

CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE is not recommended for children below 2 years of age. However, CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE should be used with caution in children above 2 years if prescribed by a doctor as misuse of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE in children may lead to serious adverse effects.

You are recommended to take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, if the symptoms persist or worsen with rash, fever or persistent headache after 1 week of using CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE, please consult your doctor.

No, you are not recommended to stop taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE without consulting your doctor as it may worsen cough or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+LEVODROPROPIZINE, please consult your doctor.