ALEX COUGH LOZENGE 10's


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Drug Information for ALEX COUGH LOZENGE 10's

What is ALEX Cough Lozenge used for?

ALEX Cough Lozenge lozenges/syrup/tablet is used for the treatment of cough.

ALEX Cough Lozenge may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ALEX Cough Lozenge work?

ALEX Cough Lozenge belongs to the class of drugs called anti-tussive agents. The drug acts by suppressing cough reflexes by acting on the cough centres in the brain, thereby reducing the cough.

How to take ALEX Cough Lozenge?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take ALEX Cough Lozenge lozenges/syrup/tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • Shake the syrup well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • Place ALEX Cough Lozenge lozenges in the mouth and allow it to dissolve slowly.

If you miss a dose of ALEX Cough Lozenge, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of ALEX Cough Lozenge include the following:

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Nervousness
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe drowsiness

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with ALEX Cough Lozenge?

Drugs that interact with ALEX Cough Lozenge include the following:

  • Citalopram
  • Duloxetine
  • Escitalopram
  • Fluoxetine
  • Furazolidone
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Linezolid
  • Mirtazapine
  • Olanzapine
  • Ondansetron
  • Quinidine
  • Selegiline
  • Terbinafine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of ALEX Cough Lozenge?

The following are the most common side effects of ALEX Cough Lozenge:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Restlessness
  • Stomach pain

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Slow heartbeat
  • Unusual excitement
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Difficulty in breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking ALEX Cough Lozenge?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to ALEX Cough Lozenge or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of ALEX Cough Lozenge.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if ALEX Cough Lozenge causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid ALEX Cough Lozenge during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to take ALEX Cough Lozenge if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking ALEX Cough Lozenge?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about ALEX Cough Lozenge

  1. How should ALEX Cough Lozenge be stored?
  2. ALEX Cough Lozenge should be stored at room temperature (15-30°C) away from heat, light and moisture.

  3. Can ALEX Cough Lozenge be used to treat cough caused due to asthma?
  4. No. ALEX Cough Lozenge is not recommended to treat cough caused due to asthma.

  5. Is it safe to take ALEX Cough Lozenge in depression patients?
  6. No. It is advised not to take ALEX Cough Lozenge in depression patients, as it worsens the condition.

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