What is Chestal® used for?
Chestal® is commonly used for relieving these medical conditions, such as:
- Cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
- Couch come along a cold
- Phlegm (mucus) and bronchial secretions
Chestal® may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should I take Chestal®?
Follow all directions on your prescription label.
Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Stop use and ask a doctor if cough lasts for more than 7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by fever, rash or a persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.
How do I store Chestal®?
Chestal® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Chestal® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Chestal® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Chestal® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Chestal®?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Chestal® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus); or cough that lasts or is chronic such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Chestal® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Chestal®.
What side effects can occur from Chestal®?
Chestal® may cause these side-effects, such as: fever, rash or a persistent headache.
Seek medical attention immediately if any of the side effects become severe.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Chestal®?
Chestal® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Chestal®?
Chestal® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Chestal®?
Chestal® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Chestal®.
What is the dose of Chestal® for an adult?
Adults and children 12 years of age and older: Take 10ml every 2 hours.
What is the dose of Chestal® for a child?
Children 2 to 12 years of age: Take 5ml every 2 hours.
Not recommended for children under 2 years of age.
How is Chestal® available?
Chestal® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Syrup 6.7 Fl Oz
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Chestal®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: October 9, 2017 | Last Modified: October 9, 2017