Alkof Q Tablet

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine, Bromhexine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: December 06, 2021

Alkof Q Tablet is used to provide relief from acute productive (chesty) coughs. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. This drug is not recommended for use in children younger than 4 years old. It is also advised to not to use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Inform your doctor about your health condition and current medications. You should get medical help immediately if you experience any signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficult breathing, hives, swelling of your tongue, face, lips or throat.

Less serious side effects of this drug may include hypersensitivity, diarrhea, nausea, etc. The dosage for children and adults is different and is determined by the doctor based on your medical condition. Symptoms of overdose include vomiting, lethargy, coma, respiratory depression. Treatment is supportive.

Take only as prescribed; do not exceed prescribed dose or frequency. Do not chew or crush timed release capsule. Maintain adequate hydration (2-3 L/day of fluids unless instructed to restrict fluid intake).

Alkof Q Tablet is thought to act as an expectorant by irritating the gastric mucosa and stimulating respiratory tract secretions, thereby increasing respiratory fluid volumes and decreasing phlegm viscosity.

This medicine must not be used for persistent cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema or cough accompanied by excessive secretions.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Pulmonologist before using this medicine.

This drug is used to treat:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is generally safe to consume alcohol with this drug.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    You may experience some drowsiness (use caution when driving or engaging in tasks requiring alertness until response to drug is known). Please consult your doctor.
  • 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 medication behaves as an expectorant reduces adhesiveness and surface tension of congealed mucus in the upper respiratory tract to increase the flow of mucous. It also stimulates and increases the efficiency of the cilia to remove the accumulated mucus.

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 Lab Test

    Possible color interference with determination of 5-HIAA and VMA
  • Interaction with Medicine

    This drug interacts with Disulfiram, MAO inhibitors, metronidazole, and procarbazine.
  • Interaction with Disease

    This drug interacts with renal or severe hepatic impairment, asthma, cough, etc.

Ques: What is Alkof Q Tablet?

Ans: It is used to provide relief from acute productive (chesty) coughs. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it.

Ques: What is Alkof Q Tablet used for?

Ans: Alkof Q Tablet is an expectorant, mainly used to relieve chest congestion by aiding the removal of mucus.

Ques: How long can I take Alkof Q Tablet?

Ans: Consult your doctor for use more than 7 days.

Ques: Can I take Alkof Q Tablet if I have high blood pressure?

Ans: No, this medication is not advised by individuals with high blood pressure. Consult your doctor before taking the medication.

Ques: Can I take Alkof Q Tablet with phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen)?

Ans: There are no known drug interactions between phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) and Alkof Q Tablet. However, consult your doctor about all medications taken before starting and while on Alkof Q Tablet

Ques: Can I take Alkof Q Tablet with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation) and Dayquil (OTC cold and cough preparation), Benadryl, benzonatate?

Ans: Alkof Q Tablet can be taken with other cold and cough preparation including Sudafed, Dayquil, Benadryl and benzonatate . However, other formulations containing Alkof Q Tablet must be avoided to avoid a double dose. Also, Alkof Q Tablet should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough since the combination would not be logical and you may be exposed to unnecessary side effects.

Ques: Should I use Alkof Q 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 Q 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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