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Febrex Plus drops are used in the treatment of common cold and fever, and minor to moderate pains such as toothache, headache, backache, etc. This medicine is also used to ease the signs of allergy. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor?s discretion.
The active ingredients of Febrex Plus drops are Chlorpheniramine Maleate 1mg, Paracetamol 125mg, and Phenylephrine 2.5mg/ml.
Chlorpheniramine Maleate basically tames allergy symptoms by attaching to histamine receptors. Histamines are responsible for allergic and inflammatory reactions. Chlorpheniramine Maleate blocks the action of the endogenous histamine, by reducing the negative symptoms brought on by histamine.
Paracetamol (or Acetaminophen) primarily acts as an analgesic and an antipyretic agent. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It produces its analgesic effects by increasing the pain threshold and antipyresis by acting on the hypothalamic heat-regulating center.
Lastly, Phenylephrine acts on alpha-adrenergic receptors, thus helps to reduce nasal congestion, allergies, fever and reduces swollen blood vessels in the nasal passage, if any.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Febrex Plus drops:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Febrex Plus drops. It is generally well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. More Common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor, or follow the directions given on the bottle or container.
Febrex Plus drops are meant for oral administration. Shake the bottle well before consuming. Dosage can be administered with the dropper that comes along with the container.
Avoid missing a dose. In case you do, take that dose as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don?t consume two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Take the medication after food.
Do not take more than 4 doses in 1 day (within any 24 hours). Also, do not use for more than 3 days in a row unless advised by the doctor.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental over dose, seek prompt medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:
Take the medication only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Kidney: Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.
Liver: Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.
Drug Interactions: Affected by delayed gastric emptying, analgesic-associated nephropathy, anticholinergic effects, interferes with radiolabeled norepinephrine analog effect.
It is used to ease allergy signs.
Chlorpheniramine lowers or stops the bodys reaction to the allergen.
Adult: PO- Allergic conditions- 4 mg 4-6 hourly. Max: 24 mgday. IVIMSC- Adjunct in anaphylactic shock- 10-20 mg. Total max: 40 mgday. It comes as a tablet and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein, muscle, or under the skin.
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Headache. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
If you have an allergy to chlorpheniramine or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Asthma, enlarged prostate gland, glaucoma, bowel block, ulcer disease, or trouble passing urine. If you are breast-feeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30° C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
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