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Sedilix-DM LinctusSedilix-DM Linctus

 

What is is in Sedilix-DM Linctus ?

The active ingredient of Sedilix-DM Linctus are Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, Pseudoephedrin Hydrochloride and Promethazine Hydrocholoride.

Sedlix-DM Linctus contains Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15mg, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30mg and Promethazine Hydrochloride 3.125mg in each 5ml of syrup. Also contains Parabens 0.125%w/v as preservative.

Destromethorphan is a cough suppressant, Pseudoephedrine is a nasal decongestant and Promethzine is an antihistamine. Sedilix-DM Linctus is a cough and cold mixture that used for the relief of resistant, dry and unproductive cough.

Sedilix-DM Linctus is a brown clear syrup with cheery flavour. This syrup liquid is available in pack sizes of 90ml and 120ml.

What is Sedilix-DM Linctus used for ?

Sedilix-DM Linctus is indicated for the relief of dry irritating coughs such as those associated with common cold or upper respiratory tract infections.

Sedilix-DM Linctus helps to relieve nasal congestion, sneezing and rhinorrhoea associated with allergy and the common cold.

Sedilix-DM Linctus is for short term use only. If symptoms persist longer than 7 days or accompanied by fever, consult a physician.

How much and how often should you use Sedilix-DM Linctus ?

Adults and children above 12 years : 10ml every 6 hours

Children 6 to 12 years : 5ml every 6 hours

Children 2 to 5 years : 2.5ml every 6 hours

Extreme care should be taken in giving an accurate dose of medicine because overdoses have been reported to cause serious adverse events. It is highly recommended that a measuring cup, spoon or syringe ( which can be obtained from the pharmacy ) be used to administer dose.

When should you not take this medicine ?

Sedilix-DM Linctus should not be taken for persistent or chronic cough ( eg with smoking, emphysema, asthma ) or when coughing is accompanied by excessive secretions unless directed by doctor.

Not for use in patient suffering from severe high blood pressure and severe coronary artery disease ( heart disease caused by poor blood flow or narrowing of the blood vessels of the heart )

You should not use this medicine if you have high blood pressure, heart condition, angle closure glaucoma, prostate hypertrophy or hyperthyroidism ( a thyroid disease ). Please check with your doctor if you have any of the above conditions.

Sedilix-DM Linctus should be avoided in patients with liver disease or asthmatic patients and is contraindicated in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors or within 2 weeks from stopping such treatment, known hypersensitivity to pseudoephedrine, promethazine, dextromethorphan and any ingredient of this product and during acute attacks of asthma.

As with all medicines, use in pregnancy is best avoided unless necessary, where close medical supervision is required. Do not take this medicine during pregnancy or breast feeding, before consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Special Warnings

Sedilix-DM Linctus is strictly not to be used for infants six months of age and younger.

It is also not recommended for children below 2 years old because younger children are more prone to serious side-effects of promethazine.

Sedilix-DM Linctus is also to be used with caution in children 2 years and older.

As the preparations may cause drowsiness, adult patients should be advised against driving or operating machinery and to avoid consuming alcoholic drinks while on this medication.

This medicine may cause your skin to be more sensitive to the sun especially if you have eczema or a tendency to rheumatism. You should protect your skin from exposure to strong sunlight.

If you are taking other medicines, going for a laboratory test or suffering from other medical conditions, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

If symptoms do not improve within one week, or if symptoms are accompanied with high fever, consult your doctor before continuing use.

Does Sedilix-DM Linctus have side effects ?

A medicine may cause side effects in certain individuals. If you experience side effects and are concerned, you should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Sedilix-DM Linctus may cause drowsiness, dizziness and constipation.

Other side effects that may occur include stomach upset, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision and tinnitus ( ringing or buzzing in ears ).

Other less common side-effects may include fever, breathing difficulty, jaundice ( yellow tinge to skin or eyes ), tremors or convulsions, transient hypertension, dry mouth, insomnia, restlessness, irregular heart beat, allergic reactions such as rashes, tightness of chest, thickening or bronchial secretions, toxic psychosis and blood dyscrasia.

What other medicine or food should be avoided whilst taking Sedilix-DM Linctus ?

Avoid using alcohol, sleeping pills, medicines for reducing anxiety and tension or any other medicines that suppress breathing.

 

What should you do if you miss a dose ?

If you are taking this medicine regularly and miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you have missed.

 

How should you keep Sedilix-DM Linctus ?

Keep Sedilix-DM Linctus below 25C, in a safe place and out of reach of children.

 

What are the symptoms of overdose and what to do when you have taken more than the recommended dosage ?

Symptoms of overdose include over-excitement, shaky and unsteady movements, convulsions and/or tremors hallucinations, difficulty in breathing, drowsiness, unconscious, fixed dilated pupils with a flushed face and fever.

If you experience any of the symptoms, or if you have taken more than the recommended dose, seek immediate medical attention.

When should you consult your doctor ?

You need to consult a doctor when :

* you experience common side effects that bother you and serious side effects that need urgent medical attention.

* you have taken this medicine for 7-10 days in a row and your condition is not improving.

* you have taken an overdose of the medicine.

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