Vicks Medinite 180ml Syrup
What is Vicks Medinite?
Vicks Medinite Syrup is used for Cold, Headache, Toothache, Ear pain, Joint pain, Periods pain and other conditions.
- Vicks Medinite Syrup contains Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, Doxylamine Succinate, Ephedrine Sulphate and Paracetamol as active ingredients.
- Vicks Medinite Syrup works by increasing the pain threshold and increases the blood flow across the skin, heat loss and sweating; stimulating alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptors; affecting the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex; blocking the effects of the chemical histamine and few others in the body;
- Procter And Gamble manufactures Vicks Medinite Syrup.
Vicks Medinite Syrup Uses
Vicks Medinite Syrup is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Ear pain
- Joint pain
- Periods pain
- Bronchial asthma
- Spinal block
- Stokes-adams syndrome
- Depressive states
- Myasthenia gravis
- Occasional sleeplessness
Vicks Medinite Syrup Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Vicks Medinite Syrup improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
- Increasing the pain threshold and increases the blood flow across the skin, heat loss and sweating.
- Stimulating alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptors.
- Affecting the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.
- Blocking the effects of the chemical histamine and few others in the body.
Vicks Medinite Syrup - Composition and Active Ingredients
Vicks Medinite Syrup is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
- Paracetamol - 600Mg/30 Ml
- Ephedrine Sulphate - 8Mg/30 Ml
- Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide - 15Mg/30 Ml
- Doxylamine Succinate - 7.5Mg/30 Ml
Vicks Medinite Syrup - Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Vicks Medinite Syrup. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious.
Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Feeling of sickness
- Skin reddening
- Allergic reactions
- Shortness of breath
- Swollen facial features
- Liver damage
Vicks Medinite Syrup - Precautions & How to Use
Before using Vicks Medinite Syrup, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Avoid using it if allergic to paracetamol
- Blocking of airflow to the lungs
- Chronic bronchitis
Vicks Medinite Syrup - Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Vicks Medinite Syrup may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Vicks Medinite Syrup may interact with the following drugs and products:
Vicks Medinite Syrup - Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Vicks Medinite Syrup is a contraindication. In addition, Vicks Medinite Syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Alcohol consumption
- Children less than 6 years of age
- Hepatic impairment
- Hypersensitivity to dextromethorphan
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors