Corituss Syrup provides symptomatic relief of coughs caused by minor viral upper respiratory tract infections or inhaled irritants. It is most effective for a chronic nonproductive cough.
Ask a doctor about using Corituss Syrup if you have chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Do not use it if you are using or have used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days of the treatment. This medicine is not recommended for children younger than 4 years of age.
Along with its medical benefits, this medicine causes a few side effects in some rare cases. These may include severe dizziness, anxiety, stomach upset, restless feeling, nervousness, confusion, hallucinations, slow and shallow breathing.
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 to not take a lower and higher amount of Corituss Syrup or for longer than prescribed otherwise it will increase the risk of side effects.
Shake well and do not exceed recommended dosage. Take with a large glass of water. If cough lasts more than 1 week or is accompanied by a rash, fever, or headache, notify physician.
The medicine is useful against the following conditions:
Is It safe with alcohol?Corituss Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Corituss Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine is initiated within 15 - 30 minutes after its administration.
How long is the duration of effect?This medicine will remain active up to 6 hours.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of Dextromethorphan, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Corituss Syrup 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.
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