Corex 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.
This medication 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 this syrup include confusion, anxiety, restlessness, blurred vision, dry mouth, decreased coordination, and irritability. Before using this medication you should notify your doctor:
- If you are allergic to this drug
- If you are taking or have taken sodium oxybate, furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the last 14 days
- If you have 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. Corex Dx Syrup works by suppressing the cough and hacking coughs.
Corex 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.
This medication is primarily used for the following conditions:
Common Cold Symptoms
Narrow Angle Glaucoma
Is It safe with alcohol?Consult your doctor before consuming this medication.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
No, Corex Dx Syrup is not safe for pregnant women as it can affect the foetus.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
As some of the side effects of this medication include drowsiness, it is not advisable to drive after taking this syrup.
Does this affect kidney function?
Patients who have impaired kidney function should not take Corex Dx Syrup as it can lead to more kidney problems.
Does this affect liver function?
Patients who have impaired liver function should not take Corex Dx Syrup as it can lead to more liver problems, including liver failure.
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of effect lasts for 6 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The onset of action occurs anytime between 30 minutes to 1 hour after taking it.
Is it habit forming?
There are no habit forming tendencies reported with this.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose, you should take one as soon as you remember that you’ve missed the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If you have overdosed on the medication, you must consult your doctor immediately. Certain signs of overdose include fast heartbeat, weakness, fainting and confusion.
Corex Dx Syrupis a combination medication, thus works via dual mechanism. Firstly, this drug binds to the histamine H1 receptor, which prevents the action from endogenous histamine. And secondly it 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 Corex dx syrup?
Ques: What is Corex dx syrup used for?
Ques: What are the side effects of Corex dx syrup?
Corex DX syrup is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects like Headache, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Sleepiness and Stomach Upset.
Ques: Can Corex Dx Syrup be used for temporarily relief of cough caused by common cold, flu, or other conditions and common cold?
Ques: How long do I need to use corex dx syrup before I see improvement of my conditions?
Ques: At what frequency do I need to use corex dx syrup ?
Ques: Should I use corex dx syrup empty stomach, before food or after food?
Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of corex dx syrup?
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