Ascoril Flu P Syrup is a combination medicine consisting of Chlorpheniramine and Phenylephrine used in the treatment of common cold and the related symptoms. These medicines belong to the anti-allergic group of medicines which helps us to get rid of flu, allergies and breathing problems like sinusitis and bronchitis.
This medicine is effective against allergies due to certain food items, pollen, dust and seasonal allergies including hay fever.
Chlorpheniramine present in Ascoril Flu P Syrup works as an antihistamine by blocking the release of histamine which is responsible for inducing allergic reactions in the form of common cold symptoms.
Phenylephrine acts as a decongestant which relieves the blocked nasal passage by shrinkage of the blood vessels of the same. It helps to get rid of the stuffy nose. Ascoril Flu P Syrup may cause side effects in some cases.
Those may include dizziness, headache, drowsiness, upset stomach, dry mouth, nose or throat, dry mouth and irregular sleep cycles. These usually resolve on their own without requiring any medical attention or care. However, if they persist for a longer duration, one should consult with the doctor or physician.
You are advised to not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. Also, avoid in case you have taken sodium oxybate, furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. Before using this medication, inform your doctor if you have breathing problems, glaucoma, heart problems, liver disease, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, stomach problems or urination problems.
Is It safe with alcohol?Avoid taking alcohol while taking Ascoril Flu P Syrup. Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Limited information is available regarding the use of Ascoril Flu P Syrup during pregnancy. Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this syrup.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This syrup should not be consumed by breastfeeding mothers as there is a higher risk of side-effects on the infant.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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.
Ascoril Flu P Syrup is a first-generation antihistamine, which is used to prevent the allergic symptoms from conditions such as urticaria and rhinitis. This drug binds to the histamine H1 receptor, which prevents the action from endogenous histamine. It selectively inhibits enzyme function in the brain which allows it to treat pain and fever. It activates certain receptors in the brain that inhibit pain signals. It also works by narrowing the swelling of blood vessels in the ear and nose, thereby providing great relief from discomfort. Lastly, it triggers the TRPM8 receptors in the skin that are cold-sensitive.
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 Medicine
- Beta-blockers (nonselective ones) may increase hypertensive effect; avoid concurrent use.
- Cocaine may cause malignant arrhythmias; avoid concurrent use.
- Guanethidine can increase the pressor response; be aware of the patient's drug regimen.
- Methyldopa can increase the pressor response; be aware of patient's drug regimen.
- Phenytoin administration during a dopamine infusion may result in hypotension and possibly cardiac arrest; use cautiously.
- Reserpine increases the pressor response; be aware of patient's drug regimen.
- TCAs increase the pressor response; be aware of patient's drug regimen.
- MAO inhibitors potentiate hypertension and hypertensive crisis; avoid concurrent use.
Interaction with Disease
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Chlorphenamine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/chlorpheniramine
Phenylephrine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/phenylephrine
Menthol- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 24 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/rn/1490-04-6
Acetaminophen- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 24 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/paracetamol
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