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Berlin Oral Drops

Manufactured byGLOBUS REMEDIES LTD
ContainsChlorpheniramine (1 mg/ml) + Phenylephrine (2.5 mg/ml)
Description

Berlin Oral Drops is a combination medicine that may be used to relieve symptoms caused by conditions such as a common cold, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, etc. This medicine should be used with caution in children and only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Berlin Oral Drops

  • Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Visual disturbances
  • Nasal irritation
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Tiredness

Uses of Berlin Oral Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Common Cold
  • Nasal congestion
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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 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Hypertension

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe hypertension since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Ventricular tachycardia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with ventricular tachycardia since it may worsen the condition of the patient.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Epilepsy

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with epilepsy since it increases the risk of seizures. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney/Liver Disease

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

Use in Children

This medicine should be used with caution in children and only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

Alcohol-containing medicines

This medicine should be used with caution if the patient is receiving any alcohol-containing medicines due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. It is advised that you report all the patient's current medicines including any herbs and supplements to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the 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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidiabetic drugs

Antidepressants

Beta blockers

Anxiolytics

Linezolid

Phenobarbital

Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal blockage

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a gastrointestinal obstruction due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with asthma/COPD since it may increase the risk of further lung problems like respiratory tract blockage. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Report any incidence of irregular heart rate and very high blood pressure to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of high blood sugar levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended while using this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from glaucoma since it may worsen the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Administer this medicine as advised by your doctor. You may administer this medicine with or without food. Do not administer 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

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Chlorpheniramine blocks the action of certain substances produced by the body which induce allergic reactions. Phenylephrine acts by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal passages, making it easier to breathe. Thus, the combination is better effective for treating symptoms caused by various conditions such as a common cold, sinusitis, rhinitis, etc.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Upper respiratory combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

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

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01114

Phenylephrine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 18 July 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a606008.html

[Internet]. Pillpack.com. 2018 [cited 24 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.pillpack.com/medication/chlorpheniramine-phenylephrine-oral-drops-solution.pdf

[Internet]. Centaurpharma.com. 2019 [cited 13 August 2019]. Available from:

https://www.centaurpharma.com/downloads/Sinarest-AF-Syr-Drops2018.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Aug 2019

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