Corex Cough Syrup
Corex Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It relieves allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and throat irritation.It works by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain. It relieves allergic symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, throat irritation.
Corex DX Syrup is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.
The most common side effects are nausea, upset stomach, and rash. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.
It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
USES OF COREX DX SYRUP/Treatment of Dry cough/BENEFITS OF COREX DX SYRUP
A dry cough, also known as non-productive cough, is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. This is irritating, usually associated with a tickly throat and may be caused due to cold, flu, allergies or throat irritants. Corex DX Syrup suppresses dry, hacking coughs. It will also relieve allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or throat irritation and help you carry out your daily activities more easily.
This medicine is safe and effective. Corex DX Syrup usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS OF COREX DX SYRUP
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Corex DX
HOW TO USE COREX DX SYRUP
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Corex DX Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW COREX DX SYRUP WORKS
Corex DX Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which helps reduce cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Corex DX Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Corex DX Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Corex DX Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Corex DX Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Corex DX Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Corex DX Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Corex DX Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE COREX DX SYRUP?
If you miss a dose of Corex DX Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
bottles each with 50ml contents.- see fig 1
Both bought from Panjim, Goa (diff. Pharmacy).
Both labels say the almost the same thing except DX -see fig 1
One Mfg in Bangalore the other in Mumbai
One has a company (Pfizer)hologram on it , the other (cheapest) has not – see fig 2
One has MRP Rs. 41 the other Rs.32 see fic 3
Latest Mfg date Aug. 2009 Rs. 32 and older Mfg June Rs.41
Each 5 ml
Both had -Chlorpheniramine Maleate IP 4mg
One had – Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10mg (Cheaper)
The other -Codeine Phosphate IP 10mg (costlier)