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Rapitus Plus Syrup

Manufactured byMACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
ContainsLevodropropizine (30 mg/5 ml) + Chlorpheniramine (2 mg/5 ml)
Description

Rapitus Plus Syrup is a combination medicine used for the symptomatic treatment of a non-productive cough (dry cough). This medicine is contraindicated for use in patients less than 2 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Rapitus Plus Syrup

  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Urinary retention
  • Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Skin Rash
  • Headache

Uses of Rapitus Plus 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 amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • 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 during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
  • 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 unless strictly indicated. The benefits and risks 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 strictly indicated. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

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

Severe liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Bronchorrhea

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from bronchorrhea, a condition where there is an excessive production of watery mucus (bronchorrhea), since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) since it may cause increased difficulty in passing urine.

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.

Neonates and premature infants

This medicine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 2 years.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

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

Driving or Operating Machinery

Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness 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.

Diabetes Mellitus

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from severe kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in elderly

This medicine is not recommended for use in elderly patients aged 65 and above without the advice of a doctor due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Epilepsy

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

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 6 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Missed Dose

Take/administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

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 during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Anxiolytics

Buspirone

Chlordiazepoxide

Diazepam

Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal blockage

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of gastrointestinal obstruction due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. The risk is especially higher in elderly patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Glaucoma

Use of this medicine should be done with caution in patients with glaucoma due to the increased risk of a rise in intraocular pressure, leading to an increased risk of vision problems. This risk is especially higher in elderly patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Asthma

Use of this medicine should be done with extreme caution in patients with asthma/COPD due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administer this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take/administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course 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
Levodropropizine inhibits the signals from the brain that trigger a cough reflex and thus it helps in reducing the cough. Chlorpheniramine blocks the action of certain substances produced by the body which induces allergic reactions.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antitussives, Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

Levodropropizine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Levodropropizine

Levodropropizine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12472

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

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

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

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/13691

[Internet]. Berkoilac.com.tr. 2019 [cited 26 March 2019]. Available from:

http://berkoilac.com.tr/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dropolev-syrup-en.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 26 Mar 2019

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