Phenylephrine is used to gain temporary relief from stuffy nose, sinus, and ear symptoms caused by the allergies, common cold, flu, or other breathing illnesses such as sinusitis and bronchitis. This medication works by decreasing swelling in the nose and ears which makes breathing easier and lessens any discomfort.
Mild upset stomach, lightheadedness, seizures, mood changes, trouble sleeping, dizziness, shaking, headache, nervousness or fast and irregular heartbeat may occur as side effects to this medicine. It may also reduce blood flow to hands or feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. So you are advised to dress warmly and avoid tobacco use.
To ensure complete safety, before starting the medicine tell your doctor if you suffer from blood vessel problems, diabetes, overactive thyroid, high blood pressure, mood disorders, glaucoma, heart disease, seizure disorder, difficulty sleeping or trouble urinating. This medication is recommended for use in younger children.
The dosage is based on your age. Without your doctor’s approval, do not increase your dose or frequency of this medication. Improper use of this drug can cause you serious harm.
Is It safe with alcohol?Niltuss-dc syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Niltuss-dc 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?Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal 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.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Phenylephrine as ingredient
The active constituent of this medication is an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor agonist belonging to the phenethylamine class, which acts as a nasal decongestant. It acts by reducing the ear and nose blood vessels swelling, thus provides relief from the discomfort.
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