What is Cofdex?

Cofdex Syrup is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Cough Relief, Common Cold, Back Pain, Bronchitis, Breathing Problems, Sinusitis and other conditions.

Cofdex Syrup contains Ammonium Chloride, Bromhexine, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, and Menthol as active ingredients.

Cofdex Syrup works by facilitating the easy removal of mucus from respiratory tract by making it thin; converting the ammonia to urea by the liver; regulating the acid-base balance; temporarily relieving minor pain; affecting the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex;

Cofdex Syrup Uses

Cofdex Syrup is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Cough Relief
  • Common Cold
  • Back Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Breathing Problems
  • Sinusitis
  • Hypochloremia
  • Metabolic Alkalosis
  • Pain In Arthritis
  • Pain In Shoulder Joint
  • Pain In Tendons
  • Pain In Muscle Strains Or Sprains
  • Bruising

Cofdex Syrup Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Cofdex Syrup improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Facilitating the easy removal of mucus from respiratory tract by making it thin.
  • Converting the ammonia to urea by the liver; regulating the acid-base balance.
  • Temporarily relieving minor pain.
  • Affecting the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.

Cofdex Syrup – Composition and Active Ingredients

Cofdex Syrup is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Bromhexine (4 MG)
  • Ammonium Chloride (50 MG)
  • Menthol (2.5 MG)
  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide (5 MG)

Cofdex Syrup – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Cofdex Syrup. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Diarrhea
  • Swelling Of Tissue Under The Skin
  • Anaphylactic Reactions Which May Manifest As Sudden
  • Fainting
  • Coughing
  • Nausea

Cofdex Syrup – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Children under the age of 4 years
  • Consult your doctor if suffering from lung infection, breathing difficulty while resting, blood in the mucus, fever and chest pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, severe uncontrolled asthma, stomach ulcers, liver or kidney problems
  • Drink more fluids
  • In case of serious allergic reactions or developing skin lesions, stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor
  • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding

Cofdex Syrup – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Cofdex Syrup may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Cofdex Syrup may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Alcohol
  • Anisindione
  • Celecoxib
  • Cinacalcet
  • Darifenacin
  • Dicumarol

Cofdex Syrup – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Cofdex Syrup is a contraindication. In addition, Cofdex Syrup should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • Pregnant
  • Seizures
  • metabolic alkalosis due to vomiting of hydrochloric acid

Other important Information on Cofdex Syrup

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Cofdex Syrup

Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Cofdex Syrup, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Storage of Cofdex Syrup

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Cofdex Syrup.

Expired Cofdex Syrup

Taking a single dose of expired Cofdex Syrup is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Cofdex Syrup – Frequently asked Questions

Is Cofdex Syrup safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Bromhexine: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Ammonium Chloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Menthol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Is Cofdex Syrup safe while breastfeeding?

Bromhexine: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Ammonium Chloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Menthol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Can Cofdex Syrup be used for cough relief and common cold?

Yes, cough relief and common cold are among the most common reported uses for Cofdex Syrup. Please do not use Cofdex Syrup for cough relief and common cold without consulting first with your doctor.

How long do I need to use Cofdex Syrup before I see improvement of my conditions?

users have reported 3 days and 1 day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to eat Cofdex Syrup.

At what frequency do I need to use Cofdex Syrup?

users have reported other and once a day as the most common frequency of using Cofdex Syrup. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how often you need to Cofdex Syrup.

Should I consume Cofdex Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food?

users have most commonly reported consuming Cofdex Syrup after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you should eat this medicine.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Cofdex Syrup medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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