Alkof SF Syrup 100 ml

Alkof SF Syrup 100 ml

Alkem Laboratories
Uses of Alkof SF Syrup 100 ml:
Cough with mucus, Motion sickness, Insomnia, Nasal allergy symptoms, Respiratory tract infection
Composition of Alkof SF Syrup 100 ml:
Guaifenesin 50mg + Diphenhydramine 8mg + Bromhexine 4mg
MRP: ₹70
Product Details

SKU: PC-1284
Product Description: Alkof SF Syrup 100 ml is manufactured by Alkem Laboratories
Packing: Bottle
Condition: New
Sold by: Pulse Pharmacy India Pvt. Ltd.

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Uses

Guaifenesin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of cough with mucus.
Diphenhydramine is generally used in treatment of insomnia, motion sickness and nasal allergy symptoms
Bromhexine is generally used in treatment for clear mucus from lungs.

Side effects

  • Allergic skin rash
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Irritation of ear
  • Itchy rash
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting

How to use

Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Guaifenesin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Guaifenesin is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Diphenhydramine, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Diphenhydramine is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Bromhexine, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Bromhexine is to be taken with food.

How it works

Guaifenesin works by decreasing the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.
Diphenhydramine is an antihistaminic drug. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
Bromhexine is a mucolytic drug. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Guaifenesin used for?
Guaifenesin is an expectorant, mainly used to relieve chest congestion by aiding the removal of mucus

Q. What is Ascoril+/Ascoril LS/ Ascorl D cough syrup?
Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, while Ascorl LS contails levosalbutamol. In addition both syrups contain bromhexine and $name and are used to relieve cough due to acute and chronic inflammation of the airways (bronchitis) and other cough conditions.Ascoril D is a medicine for dry cough and it does not contain $name

Q. Is Ascoril+ an antibiotic?
No, Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, bromhexine and $name. It does not contain any antibiotic

Q. Does Ascoril+/ Ascoril LS cause drowsiness?
No, terbutaline, levosalbutamol, bromhexine and $name do not cause any drowsiness. Hence, Ascoril+ or Ascoril LS syrup does not cause drowsiness

Q. How long can I take $name?
Consult your doctor for use more than 7 days

Q. Can I take $name if I have high blood pressure?
Guaifenesin should not be taken by individuals with high blood pressur

Q. Can I take $name with phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
There are no known drug interactions between phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) and $name. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on $name

Q. Can I take $name with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation) and Dayquil (OTC cold and cough preparation), Benadryl, benzonatate?
Guaifenesin can be taken with other cold and cough preparation including Sudafed, Dayquil, Benadryl and benzonatate . However, other formulations containing $name must be avoided to avoid a double dose. Also, $name should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough since the combination would not be logical and you may be exposed to unnecessary side effects.

Q. Is $name a blood thinner/narcotic/water soluble?
No, it is an antihistaminic drug and not a blood thinner or narcotic

Q. Is Diphenhydramine Hcl the same as Benadryl?
Benadryl is a trade name of product containing the drug Diphenhydramine

Q. Is $name hydrochloride/Benadryl safe?
It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Benadryl safe for infants?
No, it should not be given to infants. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Is Benadryl an expectorant/antibiotic?
Benadryl is an expectorant as guaifenesin is one of its components. And it is not an antibiotic

Q. Is Benadryl banned in India?
No, it is available in India

Q. Is Benadryl effective?
It is effective at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration and disease condition as advised by your doctor

Q. Can you take Diphenhydramine/ Benadryl for anxiety/cold/hives/bug bites/sleep?
Diphenhydramine tablet is used for the relief of short term sleeplessness. It can be used for cold and treatment of hives. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Can I take Benadryl for a rash/dry cough/cold/eczema/ sinus infection/yeast infection/headaches/sinus/motion sickness/ skin rash/itchy skin?
Benadryl is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, hives, rashes, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold. It is also used to suppress coughs, to treat motion sickness, to induce sleep, and to treat mild forms of Parkinson's disease. But, it is not used for eczema, sinus infection, and yeast infection. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Can I take $name with hydrocodone/dextromethorphan and guaifenesin/ acetaminophen/phenylephrine/tramadol/Zoloft/ doxylamine succinate/prednisone/ citalopram/Advil?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of $name. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Can I take Benadryl with Zyrtec/Mucinex/Sudafed/ Tamiflu/ amoxicillin/Xanax/Advil/ azithromycin/Norco/robitussin?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of Benadryl. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does Diphenhydramine make you sleepy/drowsy?
Yes, it makes you sleepy/drowsy. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Does Diphenhydramine cause Alzheimer's/depression/constipation/dementia/increase blood pressure?
The mentioned side effects are uncommon or rare. It is recommended to consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effcts.

Q. Does Diphenhydramine potentiate opiates?
No it does not potentiate opiates

Q. Does Benadryl make you sleepy/high/ raise blood pressure/weight gain?
Benadryl causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

Q. Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.

Expert Advice

  • Do not take $name if you have known allergy to it.Stop $name and consult your doctor immediately if you develop breathing difficulty swelling on your face, neck throat or tongue (severe allergic reactions).Do not take $name if you are taking more than one cough and cold medicine.Consult your doctor before you start taking $name if you have asthma, inflammation of air passages (bronchitis), lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) such as emphysema, smokers cough,  porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs).Consult your doctor before you start $name if you are suffering from liver or kidney problems, or if you are taking alcohol.Guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough.Consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days, tend to recur, or are accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.It is important to tell your doctor, while undergoing urine tests, if have recently taken or are taking $name as it can affect some results.Do not take $name if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless it is advised by your doctor.Use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle; discard after 4 weeks of opening even if not used (consult your pharmacist for the procedure to dispose).
  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Diphenhydramine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are suffering from stomach ulcer. You may not be prescribed Bromhexine as it can aggravate your problem.Inform your doctor if you have any liver/kidney disease or asthma.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.Do not take if allergic to Bromhexine or any of its ingredients.
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