What is Decolsin® used for?
Decolsin® is commonly used for relief symptoms of respiratory tract infections.
How should I take Decolsin®?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Decolsin® bymouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Decolsin®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Decolsin®?
Decolsin® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Decolsin® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Decolsin® 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 Decolsin® 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 Decolsin®?
Before using Decolsin®, tell your doctor if you have:
- Allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing Decolsin®.
- Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Decolsin®.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Decolsin® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Decolsin®.
What side effects can occur from Decolsin®?
As taking others medicines, taking Decolsin® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of side effects are listed below:
- GI upsets
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty in micturition
- Reduced appetite
- Epileptiform seizures (large doses)
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 Decolsin®?
Decolsin® 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.
Products may interact with this drug including:
- CNS depressants
Does food or alcohol interact with Decolsin®?
Decolsin® 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 Decolsin®?
Decolsin® 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.
These health conditions are:
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Decolsin®.
What is the dose of Decolsin® for an adult?
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Decolsin®.
Recommended doses in some cases are 1 capsule or 2-4 teaspoons, taken 3-4 times a day.
What is the dose of Decolsin® for a child?
Consult your doctor for information about dose of Decolsin®.
Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:
- For children from 7 to 12 years old, the recommended dose is 1-2 teaspoons taken 3-4 times a day.
- For children from 2 to 6 years old, the recommended dose is 1/2-1 teaspoons taken 3-4 times a day.
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Decolsin® available?
Decolsin® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Capsules; Oral: Acetaminophen 325 mg; Chlorpheniramine Maleate 1 mg; Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 10 mg; Ethylephedrine Hydrochloride 12.5 mg; Guaifenesin 50 mg; Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride 12.5 mg.
- Suspension; Oral: Acetaminophen 150 mg; Chlorpheniramine Maleate 0.75 mg; Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 5 mg; Ethylephedrine Hydrochloride 6.25 mg; Guaifenesin 50 mg; Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride 6.25 mg / 5 ml.
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 Decolsin®, 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: January 7, 2017 | Last Modified: January 7, 2017