Mericof Tablet is used to provide relief from acute productive (chesty) coughs. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. This drug is not recommended for use in children younger than 4 years old. It is also advised to not to use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Inform your doctor about your health condition and current medications. You should get medical help immediately if you experience any signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficult breathing, hives, swelling of your tongue, face, lips or throat.
Less serious side effects of this drug may include hypersensitivity, diarrhea, nausea, etc. The dosage for children and adults is different and is determined by the doctor based on your medical condition. Symptoms of overdose include vomiting, lethargy, coma, respiratory depression. Treatment is supportive.
Take only as prescribed; do not exceed prescribed dose or frequency. Do not chew or crush timed release capsule. Maintain adequate hydration (2-3 L/day of fluids unless instructed to restrict fluid intake).
Mericof Tablet is thought to act as an expectorant by irritating the gastric mucosa and stimulating respiratory tract secretions, thereby increasing respiratory fluid volumes and decreasing phlegm viscosity.
This medicine must not be used for persistent cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema or cough accompanied by excessive secretions.
This drug is used to treat:
Is It safe with alcohol?It is generally safe to consume alcohol with this drug.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this drug.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?You may experience some drowsiness (use caution when driving or engaging in tasks requiring alertness until response to drug is known). Please 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.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
This medication behaves as an expectorant reduces adhesiveness and surface tension of congealed mucus in the upper respiratory tract to increase the flow of mucous. It also stimulates and increases the efficiency of the cilia to remove the accumulated mucus.
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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