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PHENSEDYL T SYRUP

Manufactured byAbbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsCodeine (10 mg) + Triprolidine (1.25 mg)
Description

PHENSEDYL T SYRUP is a combination medicine used for the symptomatic treatment of a dry cough. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for PHENSEDYL T SYRUP

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Heartburn
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Confusion
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Difficulty urination
  • Rash

Uses of PHENSEDYL T 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 15-60 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 8 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, lightheadedness, depression, impaired judgment, fainting, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    This medicine may be habit-forming in some cases, especially after prolonged use.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to codeine, triprolidine, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Sedatives or tranquilizers

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients undergoing treatment with sedatives or tranquilizers due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Respiratory depression

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with respiratory depression, in the absence of resuscitative equipment, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Acute or severe bronchial asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with acute or severe bronchial asthma, in the absence of resuscitative equipment, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Post operative pain

This medicine is not recommended for use in children who have undergone tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO)

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients receiving Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO) due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Paralytic ileus

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with gastrointestinal obstruction, including paralytic ileus due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

CNS depression

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of CNS disorders due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Drowsiness

This medicine may cause symptoms such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Infectious diarrhea

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with infectious diarrhea 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.

Acute alcohol intoxication

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with acute alcohol intoxication exhibiting depressed vital signs due to the increased risk of severe respiratory depression and death. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Drug dependence

This medicine has the potential to cause drug dependence and abuse. This risk is especially higher if the medicine is used for a prolonged period of time. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in mood and behavior during treatment with this medicine. Abrupt discontinuation is not recommended since it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal of therapy should be done gradually with close monitoring of the patient.

Intracranial pressure

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a head injury or intracranial lesions since it may elevate the intracranial pressure and worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Biliary spasm

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with biliary or gallbladder diseases due to the increased risk of biliary spasm and worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Take 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, lightheadedness, depression, impaired judgment, fainting, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Aripiprazole

Citalopram

Linezolid

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Ramelteon

Amantadine

Azatadine

Alvimopan

Alprazolam

Disease interactions

Asthma/ COPD

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of asthma/COPD 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.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases 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.

Renal Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney diseases 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.

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular diseases 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.

Hypotension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hypotension 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.

Addison's Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of Addison's disease due to the increased risk of respiratory depression and prolonged CNS depression. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hypothyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypothyroidism due to the increased risk of respiratory depression and prolonged CNS depression. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with seizure disorders 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.

Arrhythmias

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with Arrhythmias due to the increased risk of bradycardia and worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Inflammatory bowel disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with Inflammatory bowel disease 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.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Inform the doctor immediately if you experience any undesirable side effects. 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
Codeine works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. It also acts on the part of the brain responsible for coughing. Triprolidine works by blocking certain natural substances (histamines) responsible for causing an allergic reaction.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antitussives, Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682065.html

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Triprolidine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 19 October 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00427

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 25 October 2017]. Available from:

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/cmi/CoughandCold/Triprolidine1.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 May 2018

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