ALEX JUNIOR Syrup 60ml


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Drug Information for ALEX JUNIOR Syrup 60ml

What is ALEX JUNIOR Syrup used for?

ALEX JUNIOR Syrup syrup is used for the treatment of cough.

ALEX JUNIOR Syrup may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ALEX JUNIOR Syrup work?

In ALEX JUNIOR Syrup, Dextromethorphan 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.

Guaiphenesin belongs to the class of drugs called expectorants. It works by loosening the mucus in the airways, thereby clearing the congestion and making it easy to breathe.

How to take ALEX JUNIOR Syrup?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take ALEX JUNIOR Syrup syrup as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Shake the syrup well before taking each dose to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.

If you miss a dose of ALEX JUNIOR Syrup, please take it immediately once 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 JUNIOR Syrup 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 JUNIOR Syrup?

Drugs that interact with ALEX JUNIOR Syrup are:

  • Citalopram
  • Duloxetine
  • Escitalopram
  • Fluoxetine
  • Furazolidone
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Linezolid
  • Mirtazapine
  • Olanzapine
  • Ondansetron

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 JUNIOR Syrup?

The following are the most common side effects of ALEX JUNIOR Syrup:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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

  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe dizziness
  • Swelling of the face, tongue and throat
  • Skin rash and itching

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 JUNIOR Syrup?

  • Avoid ALEX JUNIOR Syrup during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ALEX JUNIOR Syrup as it may cause excessive drowsiness or dizziness.
  • Consult the doctor before taking any other drug along with ALEX JUNIOR Syrup as it may cause drug interactions.
  • Keep the medicine away from children.

You are advised not to take ALEX JUNIOR Syrup 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 special precautions should be followed while taking ALEX JUNIOR Syrup?

  • Avoid ALEX JUNIOR Syrup during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ALEX JUNIOR Syrup as it may cause excessive drowsiness or dizziness.
  • Consult the doctor before taking any other drug along with ALEX JUNIOR Syrup as it may cause drug interactions.
  • Keep the medicine away from children.

You are advised not to take ALEX JUNIOR Syrup 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any hypersensitivity to any of the drugs in ALEX JUNIOR Syrup
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What should you tell your doctor before taking ALEX JUNIOR Syrup?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any hypersensitivity to any of the drugs in ALEX JUNIOR Syrup
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about ALEX JUNIOR Syrup

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

  3. Can I recommend ALEX JUNIOR Syrup to a geriatric patient?
  4. No, it is not advisable to recommend any drug to patients as the severity of the condition may not be the same for every individual. Therefore, please do not recommend any drugs without your doctor’s consent. 

  5. How long can I take ALEX JUNIOR Syrup?
  6. It is recommended to take ALEX JUNIOR Syrup for the prescribed duration. Discontinuing the medication may cause the illness to return.

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