Pilodex Syrup

Manufacturer: Psychotropics India Ltd
Medicine composition: Dextromethorphan
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Pilodex syrup is a cough suppressant which helps in treating cough that is caused by asthma, smoking and emphysema. It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.

Ask your doctor about using this medication if you have chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Make sure not to use an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days of the treatment. This medication is not recommended for children younger than 4 years of age.

Along with its medical benefits, Pilodex Syrup a few side effects in some rare cases. These may include severe dizziness, anxiety, stomach upset, restless feeling, nervousness, 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 Pilodex Syrup or for longer than prescribed otherwise it will increase the risk of side effects.

  • Dry Cough

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    In case of pregnancy, consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Pilodex 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.

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