Ephedrex Syrup

Manufacturer: Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Ephedrex Syrup is an antihistamine which works by blocking the action of histamine in the body. It relieves the 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.

Inform your doctor if you have breathing problems, glaucoma, heart problems, liver disease, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, stomach problems or urination problems.

Some adverse side effects include dizziness, confusion, anxiety, constipation, nausea, restlessness, blurred vision, dry mouth, decreased coordination, irritability, shallow breathing, hallucinations, tinnitus, problems with memory or concentration and trouble urinating. Do not take this medication for longer than 7 days in a row.

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    This syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

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

    Women who are breastfeeding should not use this medication without consulting the doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.

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

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    In case of overdose, 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.

Ephedrex 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.

Ques: What is Ephedrex Syrup?

Ans: Ephedrex Syrup is a medication which has Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine Hcl as active elements present in it. This syrup performs its action by obstructing the action of histamine, affecting the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex, inhibiting the blood vessels in the body. Ephedrex Syrup is used to treat conditions such as Chill, Insomnia, Obesity, Nasal congestion, Urinary incontinence, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of Ephedrex Syrup?

Ans: Ephedrex Syrup is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Cough, Relief of runny nose and sneezing due to common cold, Common cold, Chill, and Insomnia. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Obesity, Nasal congestion, and Urinary incontinence. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Ephedrex Syrup to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Ephedrex Syrup?

Ans: Ephedrex Syrup is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Ephedrex Syrup which are as follows: Drowsiness, Trouble sleeping, Sedation, Excitability in children, Dizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, Restlessness, Headache, Nervousness, and Irregular heartbeat. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Ephedrex syrup.

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

Ans: Store Ephedrex Syrup in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store this medication out of sight and reach of children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them. 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 Ephedrex Syrup before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Ephedrex Syrup 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 Ephedrex Syrup?

Ans: Contraindication to Ephedrex Syrup. In addition, Ephedrex Syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Breastfeeding, Hypersensitivity, Hypersensitivity to dextromethorphan, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, etc.

Ques: Is Ephedrex 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 Ephedrex Syrup during pregnancy.

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

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Ephedrex Syrup can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Drowsiness, Trouble sleeping, Sedation, Excitability in children, Dizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, Restlessness, Headache, Nervousness, and Irregular heartbeat. 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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About Ephedrex Syrup
What are the uses of Ephedrex Syrup
What are the contraindications of Ephedrex Syrup ?
What are the side effects of Ephedrex Syrup ?
Key highlights of Ephedrex Syrup
What are the substitutes for Ephedrex Syrup ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
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