Ask a doctor about using this Syrup if you have chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Do not use it if you are using or have used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days of the treatment. This medicine is not recommended for children younger than 4 years of age.
Along with its medical benefits, this medicine causes a few side effects in some rare cases. These may include severe dizziness, anxiety, stomach upset, restless feeling, nervousness, confusion, hallucinations, slow and shallow breathing.
The dosage for adults and children are different depending on the intensity of the cough. The amount and frequency of the dose will be prescribed by your doctor. It is advised to not take a lower and higher amount of Syrup or for longer than prescribed otherwise, it will increase the risk of side effects.
Alex Syrup is primarily used for the treatment of condition like:
Is It safe with alcohol?This may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This Syrup is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?Contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken in patient with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alex Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Alex Syrup works as a decongestant by suppressing the nervous system and the part of your brain which is responsible for coughing. It does not really thin the mucus, but certainly provides relief. This drug binds to the histamine H1 receptor, which prevents the action from endogenous histamine and also reduces adhesiveness and surface tension of congealed mucous in upper respiratory tract to increase flow of mucous, stimulating and increasing efficiency of the cilia to remove the accumulated mucous.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Disease
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