ARSIL-Dx is a liquid medicine for treatment of your dry cough. It consists of a combination of dextromethorphan, chlorpheniramine Maleate and phenylephrine. and is a product of Arya Pharmalab.
Arsil-Dx relieves allergic symptoms like runny nose, throat irritation, sneezing and congestion.
1. 3 constituents of ARSIL-Dx
- Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide – 15mg / 5ml
- Chlorpheniramine maleate – 2mg / 5ml
- Phenylephrine hydrochloride – 5 mg / ml
Dextromethorphan works by acting on various types of morphine receptors and other types like serotonin, sigma-1 and NMDA.
On the other hand, chlorpheniramine has both antihistamine (H1 antagonist) and decongestant properties.
Another molecule, phenylephrine is also a decongestant that relieves your congestion.
2. Side effects of ARSIL-Dx
The common side effects of this antitussive are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and headache. Most side effects are not concerning because of their self-limiting nature.
3. Safety Concerns
Do not consume with alcohol. It has sedative property which is synergistic with the effects of alcohol.
Pregnancy: Arsil-Dx had a questionable use in pregnancy. There are few trials only regarding this matter. Hence, consult your physician before consuming this medicine during your pregnancy
Breast feeding: Since, the molecules present in Arsil – Dx do not pass through human milk to the baby, you can use it during lactation.
Driving: Due to sedative property, we do not advise driving after the use of this medicine.
Liver Disease: In liver disease, Arsil-Dx may potentiate serious adverse effects. Hence, we recommend not to use this drug in liver diseases
4. How to use Arsil-Dx?
Use this medicine after meals. Twice or thrice daily dosing will suffice. Since, this is a syrup, you can take 10-15 ml up to three times. For children about 5ml will produce symptomatic result. However, consult with your physician for optimal dosage.
5. FAQs about Arsil-Dx
Q. What is the best time to take this medicine?
The best time to take Arsil-Dx is after food. Take this medicine for at least twice to thrice daily for a few days to get optimum results
Q. What if I overdose with this drug combination?
You may feel drowsy and lethargic, if you overdose. However, if you take few bottles, then you may land into emergency. So don’t do that. In case of overdosing due to error, please understand that the condition is self limiting.
Q. How long does it take for work?
You may start to feel the effect within a few minutes. However, it may take up to two hours for some people due to individual variation in pharmacokinetics. The usual dose of this medicine is 5-7 days.
Q. Is Arsil-Dx safe?
Yes, it is safe in most of the conditions. In cases of serious conditions, consult your physician or pharmacist before intake.
Q. Can I stop taking Arsil syrup if I feel better?
You usually start feeling better within two to three days. But, we recommend for intake at least 5 days before you stop. In cases of confusion, consult your doctor.
Q. Should I take PPI with this drug?
PPIs, like omeprazole and pantoprazole are usually not needed with this drug, because constituents of this drug already have some antihistamine property.
Q. Should I need to change my diet while having this drug?
For general purposes, avoid excessive cold food intake while using this drug.
Q. What are the potential side effects of this drug?
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and headache are usual adverse effects.
Q. Is Arsil-Dx addictive?
Arsil-Dx is usually not addictive. But dextromethorphan component in this medicine may be addictive in high doses. But don’t be afraid of consuming it just because of this statement.
6. Quick tips regarding Arsil-Dx
- This medicine helps in treatment of dry cough
- Take only for a short time until the symptoms clear up.
- Measure with the cap in situ to adjust your dosage.
- Inform your physician within a week if there are no or less resolution of your dry cough
- Don’t stop taking this medicine before consulting your doctor.
- Call your doctor immediately if you develop unwanted side effects or confusion
7. Summary: Arsil Dx
- Class: Anti-cold
- Manufacturer: Arya Pharmalabs
- Addiction: Usually None
- Metabolism: Liver
- Excretion: Faeces, Urine
- Price: 130 per bottle
- License number: 2103
- Drug Type: Category C
- Availability: In all pharmacies, Online pharmacies in Nepal
- Prescription Required?: None
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