What is Dextrim® and is used for?
Dextrim is a combination of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride and Triprolidine Hydrochloride.
Dextromethorphan - Cough Suppressant
Phenylephrine HCl - Decongestant
Triprolidine HCl - Antihistamine
Dextrim is temporarily relieves these symptoms due to common cold, hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or other upper respiratory allergies:
- Cough due to minor throat or bronchial irritation
- Runny nose
- Itching of the nose or throat
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Reduces swelling of nasal passages
What is the dose of Dextrim®?
Adults ∓ Children 12 years of age and older: 1 teaspoonful (5 ml) every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor.
Children 6 to under 12 years of age: ½ teaspoonful (2.5 ml) every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor.
Not to be used in children below 2 years old. To be used with caution, and as advised by the physician for children age 2 to 6 years.
Warnings and Precautions
Dextrim may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive motor vehicle or operate machinery. Avoid alcoholic drink while on this medication.
What are the possible side effect of Dextrim®?
Dextrim may cause drowsiness, dottiness and constipation. Other side effects that may occur include GIT discomfort. Other less common side effects may include transient hypertension, dry mouth, restlessness, palpitations, allergic reactions such as rashes, tightness of chest, thickening of bronchial secretions, toxic psychosis and blood dyscrasia.
How to store Dextrim®?
Keep out of the reach of children. Keep in a cool & dry place. Protect from light.