Codistar Dx Syrup

Banned
Manufacturer: Mankind Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Chlorpheniramine, Dextromethorphan
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Codistar Dx Syrup provides temporary relief from dry cough due to minor throat irritation. Also, it is primarily prescribed to treat cold and sneezing occurred due to seasonal allergic rhinitis or urticaria.

Codistar Dx Syrup is an antihistamine in combination with a cough suppressant that works by blocking the action of histamine in the body. It is used for relieving symptoms of sinus pressure, sinus congestion, runny nose, itching of the throat and nose, watery eyes, and sneezing due to upper respiratory infections, hay fever, and allergies.

Some adverse effects of Codistar Dx Syrup include confusion, anxiety, restlessness, blurred vision, dry mouth, decreased coordination, and irritability. Before using this medication you should notify your doctor if you have or are:

  • Allergic to this drug
  • Taking or have taken sodium oxybate, furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the last 14 days
  • Breathing problems, glaucoma, heart problems, liver disease, high blood pressure, etc

Patients with dry cough take it to get relief. Dry cough means where no mucus or phlegm is produced while coughing. This is usually caused due to cold, flu or allergies and is usually associated with the tickly throat. Codistar Dx Syrup works by suppressing the cough and hacking coughs.

Codistar Dx Syrup is safe and start its activity within a few minutes and lasts about several hours. The patient must not stop this medicine unless advised by the doctors and must be taken as per the prescription-only.

Following conditions can be restored by utilising this prescription

  • Dry Cough

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Narrow Angle Glaucoma

  • Peptic Ulcer

This syrup can cause the following symptoms, which are as follows

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Use of this medication may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    In case of pregnancy, consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    It is recommended that breastfeeding women should take doctor's advise before consuming this syrup.
  • 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
    Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The action of this medicine is initiated within few minutes after its intake.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine will remain active for about 5 - 6 hours.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Codistar Dx Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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?

    In case of overdose, consult your doctor.

Codistar Dx Syrup is a first-generation antihistamine, which is used to prevent 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 also 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.

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

    When taken with alcohol, this medication can increase the patients risk of developing stomach ulcers and bleeding.
  • Interaction with Disease

    It can have negative interactions with certain diseases. These include asthma, impaired kidney function, and gastrointestinal toxicity.

Ques: What is Codistar Dx Syrup?

Ans: It is a medication which has Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by reducing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing, obstructing H1-receptor sites on tissues. Codistar Dx Syrup is used to treat conditions such as Feeling of cold, Allergy, Watery eyes, Rhinitis, and Urticaria.

Ques: What are the uses of Codistar Dx Syrup?

Ans: This syrup performs its action by reducing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing, obstructing H1-receptor sites on tissues. Codistar Dx Syrup is used to treat conditions such as Feeling of cold, Allergy, Watery eyes, Rhinitis, and Urticaria.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Codistar Dx Syrup?

Ans: It is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects are as follows: Drowsiness, Feeling drowsy, Cheerfulness, Headache, Skin rashes, Breathing problems, Vomiting, Urge to vomit, Stomach pain, Fits, Excited or confused, Diarrhea, Constipation, Dizziness, Gastrointestinal disturbances, Feeling nervous, and Tightness in the chest. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Codistar Dx Syrup.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Codistar Dx Syrup?

Ans: It should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.

Ques: How long do I need to use Codistar Dx Syrup before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: It is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients. There are numerous elements to consider such as, salt interactions, precautions to be taken care of, time is taken by the salt to performs its action, etc.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Codistar Dx Syrup?

Ans: This syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Concomitant use with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, Hypersensitivity, Use within 2 weeks of discontinuing a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, etc.

Ques: Is Codistar Dx Syrup safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk but there is no data available regarding the effect of Codistar Dx Syrup during pregnancy.

Ques: Will Codistar Dx Syrup be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this syrup can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Headache, Drowsiness, Vomiting, Urge to vomit, Stomach pain, Fits, Excited or confused, Diarrhea, Constipation, Dizziness, Gastrointestinal disturbances, Feeling nervous, Tightness in chest, Muscular weakness, Ringing in ears, Blurred vision, etc. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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