Generic Name(s): Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin
Drug Class: Cough suppressants and expectorants
Treats: Chest congestion, Cough
Phlemex is a combination drug used in treating chest congestion and cough resulting from various conditions. The conditions include common cold, allergies, and certain infections. Phlemex is an effective drug which does not treat cough resulting from asthma, smoking, or emphysema. It is a drug which should be used on doctor's consent.
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Phlemex is a combination drug. It contains two main ingredients which are responsible for its quick effect. The first ingredient is an expectorant called Guaifenesin. This is an ingredient whose main mechanism of action is through loosening chest and throat congestion. This makes coughing out through the mouth easier. The second ingredient is a cough suppressant which works through affecting brain signals which trigger cough reflex. The cough suppressant is called Dextromethorphan.;
Phlemex treats various symptoms caused by common cold, allergies, and certain infections. The symptoms treated using Phlemex are as listed below. Your doctor may also use it in treating other symptoms only determined by him/her.
- Chest congestion
Phlemex dosage is normally prescribed based on age and condition being treated. You should follow a prescription made for you by a medical professional without altering it. The following is the usual dosage for Phlemex. It should be used under normal conditions.
Adults and Pediatrics 12 years and older
- Oral capsule:; 2 capsules in every 4 hours without exceeding 12 capsules in a day
- Oral liquid: 10-30ml in every 4 hours without exceeding six doses in 24 hours
- Oral granule: 2 to 4 packets in every 4 hours without exceeding six doses in a day
- Extended release oral tablet: 1or two tablets taken every 12 hours without exceeding 2 to 4 tablets in a day
Pediatrics younger than 12 years
- Oral granule: 6 to 12 years takes 1 to 2 packets in every 4 hours without exceeding six doses in a day
- Oral liquid: 6 to 12 years takes 5 to 10ml in every 4 hours without exceeding 30 or 6ml in a day. 4 to 6 years takes 2.5ml to 5ml in every 4 hours without exceeding 15 to 30ml in a day
Phlemex Side Effects
Several side effects may show up on the course of using Phlemex medication. The effects should disappear tardily as your body adapts to Phlemex as they result from the introduction of this new reactive substance in your body. You should stop taking the drug and notify your doctor immediately you notice any unknown side effect. The following side effects of Phlemex are common. They may not need medical attention not unless they become severe and bothersome.
- Stomach upset
The following side effects of this drug call for immediate medical attention whenever they occur. They are rare but serious.
- Severe stomach upset
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest tightness
- Mouth/lips/tongue/face swelling
Various drugs may cause an interaction if used concomitantly with Phlemex. Drug interactions may cause unexpected side effects or amplify the severity of the common ones. To avoid this, one should seek doctor's consent before using a drug interaction. He/she should as well keep a list of all the drugs he/she is using and show it to the doctor for confirmation of any possible interaction. It is also advised that one should consult the doc before changing, commencing, or halting the use of any medication. The following are the drug interactions of Phlemex.