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Lincotus DX Syrup

Manufactured byMACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
ContainsDextromethorphan (10 mg/5 ml) + Phenylephrine (10 mg/5 ml) + Chlorpheniramine (2 mg/5 ml)
Description

Lincotus DX Syrup is a combination medicine which 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 Lincotus DX Syrup

  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Jaundice
  • Heart Rhythm disorders
  • Visual disturbances
  • Sleeplessnes
  • Increase in the blood pressure
  • Nasal irritation
  • Difficult or painful urination

Uses of Lincotus DX Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion
  • Common Cold
  • Allergic rhinitis
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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 15-30 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?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking this medicine since it may increase the risk of side effects like confusion, dizziness, and impaired judgment. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if alcohol and this medicine are used together.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    This medicine may rarely become habit forming if it is 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 using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, 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.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)

Use of this medicine is not recommended if the patient has taken MAO inhibitors like selegiline or rasagiline within the last 14 days. Their combination may increase the risk of adverse effects like drowsiness, blurred vision, as well as a life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome.

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 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 using this medicine.
General warnings

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.

Smoking

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a cough related to smoking, COPD, and asthma since it may worsen the patient's condition.

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.

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.

Liver/Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver/kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver/kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine in such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases 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.

Use in Children

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

Missed Dose

Take/Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the 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 while taking this medicine since it may increase the risk of side effects like confusion, dizziness, and impaired judgment. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if alcohol and this medicine are used together.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Ondansetron

Antidiabetic drugs

Antidepressants

Beta blockers

Perphenazine

Anxiolytics

Linezolid

Metoclopramide

Isocarbaxazid

Disease interactions

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 may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

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.

Glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from glaucoma since it may worsen the patient's 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.
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. Phenylephrine acts by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal passages, making it easier to breathe. Chlorpheniramine blocks the action of certain substances produced by the body which induce allergic reactions. Thus, this combination is better effective for treating symptoms caused by various conditions such as a common cold, sinusitis, rhinitis, etc.
Legal Status

Unknown

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

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

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

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 11 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/13691
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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Jul 2019

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