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    • Alkemdryl 100ML syrup
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Alkemdryl 100ML syrup is a combination medicine used to treat cough. It is predominantly used to relieve symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis, fever and nasal congestion and used in the treatment of common cold symptoms such as throat irritation, stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, congestion, watery eyes. The medicine helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out, thus making easier for air to move in and out. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredients of Alkemdryl 100ML syrup are Ammonium chloride 0.138 GM, Diphenhydramine 14.08 MG, Menthol 1.14 MG and Sodium citrate 57.03 MG/5ML

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Alkemdryl 100ML syrup is a combination medicine used to cough.
      Ammonium chloride is an expectorant that reduces the viscosity of bronchial secretions (mucus) and helps in its removal from the airways. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic agent that loosen thick mucus (phlegm) making it easier to cough out. Diphenhydramine is an antiallergic medicine which blocks chemical messenger, histamine to relieve symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes. Menthol is an organic compound that gives a colling sensation and relieves mild throat irritation.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Alkemdryl syrup.

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the syrup
      • Acute asthma
      • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
      • Stenosing peptic ulcer
      • Narrow angle glaucoma
      • Bladder neck obstruction
      • Children below 2 years
      • Caution:
      • Bronchitis
      • CNS depression
      • Severe cardiovascular disease
      • Renal and hepatic impairment
      • Children and elderly patients
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Alkemdryl syrup. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. More common side effects include:

      • Abdominal pain
      • Diarrhea
      • Gastrointestinal disturbance
      • Dizziness
      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Headache
      • Somnolence
      • Drowsiness
      • Blurred vision
      • Dry mouth
      • Urinary retention
      • Weight gain
      • Hypotension

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Insomnia
      • Serotonin syndrome
      • Nervousness
      • Confusional state
      • Psychomotor hyperactivity
      • Tachycardia
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Alkemdryl syrup as instructed by your doctor. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose, if you do, take the Alkemdryl syrup as soon as remember, however if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the previous dose and take it according to your normal scheduled time. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.
      Alkemdryl syrup can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food. The syrup is usually taken not more than 2-3 times a day. Take the medicine at the same time as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the syrup, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Alkemdryl, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Drowsiness
      • Sedation
      • Fever
      • Hallucination
      • Dystonic reactions
      • Anorexia
      • Mydriasis
      • Convulsions
      • Toxic psychosis
      • Respiratory depression
      • Nausea and vomiting
      • Cardiac arrythmias
      • Rhabdomyolysis
      • CNS depression
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use this syrup only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Alkemdryl syrup may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Caution is advised among patients with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this syrup.

      Liver:

      Caution is advised among patients with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the Alkemdryl syrup may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

      Pregnancy:

      Alkemdryl syrup might be risky to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      The medicine is likely unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

      Alcohol:

      Consumption of alcohol with Alkemdryl syrup is not recommended as it increases side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the syrup should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Driving:

      Alkemdryl syrup may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Foods and beverages containing milk should be avoided.

      Drug Interactions:

      Alert your doctor if you are taking Alkemdryl syrup with any of the below medicines:

      Increased toxic effects with Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Quinidine, Terbinafine
      Monoamine oxidase inhibitors used in treating depression
      Anticholinergic agents: Atropine
      Betahistine
      Domperidone and metoclopramide used for nausea or vomiting
      Cholestyramine
      Beta blockers
      Anti-diabetic drugs
      Anticonvulsants: Phenytoin, phenobarbitone, carbamazepine, primidone
      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this syrup post the expiry date
      • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Diphenhydramine for:

      This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for severe allergic conditions such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes. It is also used for itching of insect bites, sunburns, bee stings, poison ivy, poison oak and minor skin irritation.

      How does Diphenhydramine work:

      Diphenhydramine lowers or stops the bodys reaction to the allergen. It helps treat a chemical imbalance. It calms the brain. It affects the throwing up (vomiting) center in the brain.

      How should Diphenhydramine be used:

      PO- Adult- The recommended dose is 25 mg to 50 mg (1 to 2 capsules). Child- The recommended dose is 12.5 mg to 25 mg (1 capsule). Topical: Apply a thin layer over the affected area as directed by your physician. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a cream, lotion and ointment to apply topically

      Common side effects of Diphenhydramine :

      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. Hard stools (constipation). Drinking more liquids, working out, or adding fiber to your diet may help. Talk with your doctor about a stool softener or laxative. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      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

      What precautions should I take when taking Diphenhydramine :

      Do not give Benadryl® Childrens Allergy Fastmelt® if your child is allergic to peanuts or soybeans. If you have an allergy to diphenhydramine 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 asthma. If you are breast-feeding.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      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. Not able to pass urine. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Diphenhydramine with other medicines:

      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.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Diphenhydramine :

      Store it at room temperature.

      Pregnancy Category

      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.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Antihistamines & Antiallergics

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

      alkem house,senapati bapat marg,lower parel,mumbai - 400013

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      ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

      alkem house,senapati bapat marg,lower parel,mumbai - 400013

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