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Altime CF Junior Syrup

Manufactured bySH PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsDextromethorphan (10 mg) + Cetirizine (5 mg)
Description

Altime CF Junior Syrup is a combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of dry cough. It is not used to relieve a cough which is caused by smoking and asthma. This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 4 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Altime CF Junior Syrup

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Constipation

Uses of Altime CF Junior Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dry Cough
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 15 to 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine can last for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    This medicine may become habit forming if not taken as directed by the doctor.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are known allergy to dextromethorphan, Cetirizine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) due to the increased risk of serious and life-threatening side effects. A time gap of at least 14 days should be maintained between stopping therapy with MAOIs and starting therapy with this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Smoking

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a cough related to smoking, COPD, and asthma conditions.

Emphysema

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with emphysema due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report all your medical conditions/diseases to the doctor before taking this medicine. An alternative treatment option may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Chronic bronchitis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with chronic bronchitis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report all your medical conditions/diseases to the doctor before taking this medicine. An alternative treatment option may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause significant side effects. Hence, it is advised that you report all your current medicines to the doctor, including any herbs and supplements, before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Use in Children

This medicine should be used with caution in children and only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. It is not recommended for use in children less than 4 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Take/Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Ondansetron

Alprazolam

Isocarboxazid

Perphenazine

Codeine

Metoclopramide

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with renal diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Psychiatric Conditions

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with psychiatric conditions due to an increased risk of confusion and hallucinations. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administer this medicine as advised by your doctor. You may take this medicine with or without food. Do not take more than what is prescribed or share this medication with other people. Report any undesired side effects to the doctor. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
Dextromethorphan blocks the signals from the brain that trigger cough reflex and thus it helps in suppressing the cough. Cetirizine works by reducing a chemical substance called histamine from the body.
Legal Status

Banned

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antitussives, Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - Dextromethorphan suspension, extended release [InternetDailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 11 July 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=ce4b477c-430e-40a3-b247-b3914ef17793

Dextromethorphan - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 11 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00514

Cetirizine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a698026.html

Cetirizine | C21H25ClN2O3 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/2678#
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