What is Corex cough syrup used for?

What is Corex cough syrup used for?

Corex DX Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It works by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain. It relieves allergic symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, throat irritation.

Does Corex syrup contain codeine?

Corex is a combination of chlopheniramine maleate and codeine syrup – one of 344 drug combinations India banned over the weekend.

Which syrup is good for cough?

If you have a dry cough, a preparation containing an antitussive such as dextromethorphan or pholcodine is the most suitable to try. If you have a chesty cough, a preparation containing an expectorant such as guaifenesin or ipecacuanha is the most suitable to try.

Which Corex is banned?

Pfizer was the first drug company to get an interim relief from the Delhi Court for its cough syrup ‘Corex’. FDC drugs, including codeine-chlorpheniramine FDC that Corex is, were banned following a regulatory view that the drugs lacked therapeutic rationale.

Is Corex safe for kids?

Keep it out of reach of children. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from any lung, liver or kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Why was Corex cough syrup banned in India?

Yes its banned wef 10th March as it contains Codeine phosphate however Delhi high court stayed the ban on pfizer. Companies argued that as these are old products existing in market for long, govt has not issued any show cause notice asking why these products should not be banned. Govt says it has no obligation to send such notice.

Are there any alternatives to Corex cough syrup?

Yes it is, but eventually its sales increased more than ever. Now a days there are so many other alternatives available in the market such as Codistar, tossex, mitlinctus and so many others.

How often can you take the cough suppressant Corex?

Adult: PO- Pain- 30-60 mg 4 hourly. Max: 240 mg/day. Cough suppressant- 15-30 mg 3-4 times/day. Max: 240 mg/day. Acute diarrhea- 30 mg 3-4 times/day. IV/IM/SC- Pain- 30-60 mg 4 hourly. Max: 240 mg/day. How to use Corex (100 ml)? It comes as syrup to take by mouth, with or without food. When is Corex (100 ml) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Which is the leading brand of cough syrup in India?

Another U.S. drugmaker Abbott Laboratories Ltd also sells a codeine-based cough syrup brand in India under the name Phensedyl, which accounts for about a third of the Indian cough syrup market.

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