Generic Name(s): GUAIFENESIN/DEXTROMETHORPHAN HBR/PHENYLEPHRINE
Drug Class: Decongestant /antihistamine /cough suppressant combination
Treats: Sinus congestion, sneezing, cough
Gripex is a combination of a cough suppressant, antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used in the treatment of cough, sneezing and sinus congestion. The cough suppressant works by acting on the brain to minimise cough reflex action. The antihistamine works by preventing the effects of histamines in the body.
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Sinus congestion can be caused by colds, flu or allergy. It occurs when the sinuses become blocked and filled up with fluids and germs that grow causing the infection. The signs and symptoms of sinus congestion include:
- the inflammation and irritation of membrane lining
- production of mucus and facial pain/pressure
- nasal stuffiness
- loss of smell
- bad breath
Gripex is used to treat:
- congestion of the sinus.
Carbetapentane works by minimising the cough reflex in the brain. Diphenhydramine functions by blocking the effects of histamines in the body relieving symptoms such as sneezing. The phenylephrine works by shrinking the blood vessels of the sinus leading to the decrease of congestion.
Take Gripex precisely as directed by your doctor or as written on your prescription label. Shake the suspension form of this medication before use. Avoid taking more of Gripex than required because an overdose can cause serious problems. Additionally, avoid taking Gripex for a longer period than prescribed. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, worsen or if they are accompanied by fever.
Adult dose for cold symptoms
- Take extended oral tablets, extended release and chewable, extended release of Gripex containing 30mg-25mg-15mg/5ml by mouth, 1 to 2 tablets every 12 hours.
Gripex Side Effects
Just like any other drug, Gripex have unwanted effects as well. Some of those effects may go away with time as you continue using the medication and may therefore not need any medical attention. However, others may persist and become more bothersome. Dizziness has been reported as one of the most common side effects of this drug. Call your doctor for help immediately you observe the following serious side effects
- eye, nose or mouth dryness
- blurred vision
- difficulties in urinating
- excitation in children
Severe signs of an allergic reaction include the following
- breathing difficulties
- closing of the throat
- swelling of body parts such as tongue, lips and face
A combination of certain drugs with Gripex is discouraged some times. This is because an interaction between the two or more medicines is likely to occur and can worsen your side effects. Nevertheless, sometimes they are prescribed together although your doctor can change your dosage or how often you are required to take them. Below are some of the commonly checked drugs in combination with Gripex.
- amyl nitrite