FAQs ABOUT DIOCALM SYRUP
Q: Can the use of DIOCALM SYRUP make me feel sleepy?
A: Yes. DIOCALM SYRUP may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness. Therefore, avoid driving or operating any heavy tools or performing activities that requires complete attention. Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Do not consume excessive alcohol. Consult your doctor if your condition worsens.
Q: Can the use of DIOCALM SYRUP make me feel high?
A: Yes. The use of DIOCALM SYRUP may cause excitement, agitation, or highs, especially in the children. This happens due to the effects of promethazine on the central nervous system. Talk to your doctor immediately if you or your child experiences any such symptoms.
Q: Can DIOCALM SYRUP be used in children?
A: Yes. DIOCALM SYRUP can be used in children (aged 2 years or older). However, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can DIOCALM SYRUP be used to treat morning sickness during pregnancy?
A: No. DIOCALM SYRUP should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. It is strictly not recommended for use in pregnant women during the last few weeks (2 weeks) of pregnancy. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: What is the use of DIOCALM SYRUP?
A: DIOCALM SYRUP is used to induce sleep in adults suffering from insomnia and in children aged 2 years or older. It can also be used to treat allergic reactions (such as hay fever or skin rashes) and stops nausea and vomiting caused due to travelling.
Q: Is DIOCALM SYRUP good for vertigo?
A: DIOCALM SYRUP may be effective in treating vertigo (sensation of spinning) due to its anti-emetic properties. However, consult your doctor before taking.
Q: Can I take DIOCALM SYRUP with paracetamol?
A: Yes. DIOCALM SYRUP can be taken along with paracetamol But, before taking any medicines along with DIOCALM SYRUP consult your doctor for advice.
Q: How long does it take for DIOCALM SYRUP to start working?
A: DIOCALM SYRUP is a fast-acting medicine. It starts working within 20 minutes following administration and its effects may last up to 4-6 hours or even longer.
Q: Can I stop taking DIOCALM SYRUP once my symptoms subside?
A: No. Do not stop taking DIOCALM SYRUP without consulting your doctor as it may cause the symptoms to reappear. Make sure to take DIOCALM SYRUP for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve the maximum results.
Q: What should I do if I forgot to take a dose of DIOCALM SYRUP?
A: If you forgot a dose of DIOCALM SYRUP, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed one and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of DIOCALM SYRUP to compensate the missed ones.
Q: Will taking a higher dose of DIOCALM SYRUP be more effective?
A: Do not consume a higher dose of DIOCALM SYRUP than the one prescribed by your doctor, as it may lead to unwanted side effects. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you, depending on your age, body weight and disease condition. If the prescribed dose, does not help you, contact your doctor.
Q: Can DIOCALM SYRUP cause dryness of mouth?
A: Yes. DIOCALM SYRUP may cause dryness of mouth. If you experience mouth dryness, drink plenty of water or fluids at regular intervals. Frequent small sips of water may be beneficial. However, if it bothers you or if your condition worsens contact your doctor.