What is Paxeladine® (oxeladine) used for?
Paxeladine® is a syrup containing oxeladine citrate, cough suppressants. It is commonly used for the treatment of irritative cough, allergic cough, psychogenic cough, cough in patients with heart disease, tracheitis, bronchitis and other conditions by clearing the respiratory tract and thinning the bronchial secretion.
How should I take Paxeladine® (oxeladine)?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Paxeladine® syrup by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Paxeladine®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Paxeladine® (oxeladine)?
Paxeladine® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Paxeladine® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Paxeladine® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Paxeladine® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & Warnings
What should I know before using Paxeladine® (oxeladine)?
Before using Paxeladine®, tell your doctor if:
- You have allergic reaction to Paxeladine®, excipients using for dosage form containing Paxeladine®.
- You have allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- You have used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Paxeladine®.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Paxeladine® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Paxeladine®.
What side effects can occur from Paxeladine® (oxeladine)?
As taking others medicines, taking Paxeladine® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of side effects are:
- Mild digestive disturbances
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Paxeladine® (oxeladine)?
Paxeladine® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Paxeladine® (oxeladine)?
Paxeladine® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Paxeladine® (oxeladine)?
Paxeladine® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Paxeladine® (oxeladine).
What is the dose of Paxeladine® (oxeladine) for an adult?
The recommended dose is one large measuring spoon (about 5 ml) every 4 hours if necessary. Do not take more than 5 times per day.
What is the dose of Paxeladine® (oxeladine) for a child?
For the children from 30 months to 6 years old (15 to 20 kg)
The recommended dose is one small measuring spoon (about 2.5 ml) every 4 hours. Do not take more than 3-4 times per day, depending on body weight.
For the children from 6 to 10 years old (20 to 30 kg)
The recommended dose is one grand measuring spoon (about 5.0 ml) every 4 hours. Do not take more than 2-3 times per day, depending on body weight.
For the children from 10 to 15 years old (30 to 50 kg)
The recommended dose is one small measuring spoon (about 5.0 ml) every 4 hours. Do not take more than 3-5 times per day, depending on body weight.
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients less than 30 months of age. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using it. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Paxeladine® (oxeladine) available?
Paxeladine® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Paxeladine® Syrup Packages: 125ml, 0.2%
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Paxeladine®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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