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Alkof Cofgel Tablet

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: April 12, 2022

Alkof tablet is composed of Dextromethorphan, Chlorpheniramine, Guaifenesin and Bromhexine. This drug is cough suppressant used for treating cough that is caused by asthma, smoking and emphysema. It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.

Ask a doctor about using this medication if you have chronic bronchitis or emphysema. This medicine is not recommended for children younger than 4 years of age.

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 not to take a lower and higher amount of this drug for longer than prescribed otherwise it will increase the risk of side effects.

This medication helps in treating the following problem in the human body:

  • Dry Cough

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women should avoid using this medicine unless extremely necessary. Doctor consultation is mandatory before using this medicine.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine should not be consumed by breastfeeding women as it may cause problems for infants. You must consult your doctor to discuss the risks associated with it.
  • 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.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

This drug 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.

Ques: How long do I need to use Alkof Cofgel Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Alkof Cofgel Tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Alkof Cofgel Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken after having food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Alkof Cofgel Tablet?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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About Alkof Cofgel Tablet
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What are the dosage instructions?
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