Axcel Diphenhydramine Expectorant

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What is axcel diphenhydramine expectorant used for?

Axcel diphenhydramine expectorant is commonly used for relief of cough, alleviation of nasal and bronchial congestion.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using axcel diphenhydramine expectorant.

What is the dose of axcel diphenhydramine expectorant for an adult?

There is no information about the dose of axcel diphenhydramine expectorant in adults because this dosage and strength are developed for children.

What is the dose of axcel diphenhydramine expectorant for a child?

For children from 2 to 5 years old, 5 ml taken every 4-6 hours.

For children from 6 to 12 years old, 5-10 ml taken every 4-6 hours. The recommended maximum dose is not more than 60 ml/day.

For children from 12 years old, 10-20 ml taken every 4-6 hours. The recommended maximum dose is not more than 120 ml/day.

It should not be used in newborns and premature baby.


How should I take axcel diphenhydramine expectorant?

Axcel syrup may be taken with or without food.

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 axcel diphenhydramine expectorant, 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.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from axcel diphenhydramine expectorant?

Taking axcel diphenhydramine expectorant can cause some side effects, such as:

  • Sedation;
  • Dizziness;
  • Hypotension;
  • Muscular weakness;
  • Incoordination;
  • GI disturbance;
  • Headache;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Tinnitus;
  • Elation or depression;
  • Irritability;
  • Nightmares;
  • Anorexia;
  • Difficulty in micturition;
  • Dry mouth;
  • Tightness of chest;
  • Tingling;
  • Heaviness & weakness of hands.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.


What should I know before using axcel diphenhydramine expectorant?

Before using axcel diphenhydramine expectorant, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction: to axcel diphenhydramine expectorant, excipients using for dosage form containing axcel diphenhydramine expectorant. The information is detailed in the leaflet.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Pediatric.
  • Geriatric.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with axcel diphenhydramine expectorant as listed below:
    • Narrow-angle glaucoma;
    • Bronchial asthma;
    • Hyperthyroidism;
    • CV disease;
    • Prostatic hypertrophy;
    • Stenosing peptic ulcer;
    • Pyloroduodenal obstruction;
    • Bladder neck obstruction;
    • Glucose-6-phosphate deficiency.

Is it safe in specific conditions (e.g. pregnancy, breastfeeding, or surgery)?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using axcel diphenhydramine expectorant during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking axcel diphenhydramine expectorant.


What drugs may interact with axcel diphenhydramine expectorant?

Axcel diphenhydramine expectorant 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 that interact with this drug, such as:

  • Hypnotics;
  • Sedatives;
  • Tranquilizers;
  • MAOIs;
  • Aminoglycosides;
  • Antimuscarinics.

Does food or alcohol interact with axcel diphenhydramine expectorant?

Axcel diphenhydramine expectorant 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, especially alcohol.

How do I store axcel diphenhydramine expectorant?

Axcel diphenhydramine expectorant is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store axcel diphenhydramine expectorant in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of axcel diphenhydramine expectorant 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 axcel diphenhydramine expectorant 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.

How is axcel diphenhydramine expectorant available?

Axcel diphenhydramine expectorant is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Syrup: 60 ml, 100 ml, 120 ml.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: December 9, 2016 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019

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