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    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet

    Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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    What is Comtrex Acute Head Cold?

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet is used for Sinus congestion and pressure, Rhinorrhea, Sneezing, Lacrimation, Itching eyes, Oronasopharyngeal itching, Nasal congestion, Cough, Hay fever, Nonseasonal allergic rhinitis and other conditions. Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet contains Brompheniramine, Paracetamol and Pseudoephedrine as active ingredients.
    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet works by inhibiting the effect of histamine on muscles; increasing the pain threshold and increases the blood flow across the skin, heat loss and sweating; causing narrowing of the blood vessels and reduces swelling in the nasal passages;
    Smithkline Beecham-Egypt manufactures Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet.
    Detailed information related to Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet Uses

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3
    Learn more: Uses

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet. 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.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 3, 4, 5
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1, 5, 6

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet, 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 driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how this medication affects you
    • Avoid taking this drug too close to bedtime
    • Avoid using it if allergic to paracetamol
    • Do not take paracetamol if you consume alcoholic beverages every day
    • Do not use continuously or more than the recommended duration
    • Limit caffeine use while taking this medication
    • May cause jitteriness, dizziness, shortness of breath, anxiety
    • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
    • angle-closure glaucoma
    • bladder neck obstruction
    References: 1, 3, 3

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet 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. Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Alcohol
    • Cardiac glycosides
    • Interfere with certain laboratory tests
    • Juxtapid mipomersen
    • Ketoconazole
    • Leflunomide
    • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
    • Ototoxic medications
    • Photosensitizing medications
    • Prilocaine
    References: 1, 3
    Learn more: Interactions

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Allergic reactions
    • Hepatic impairment
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Hypertension
    • Phaeochromocytoma
    • asthma
    • premature or full-term neonates
    • self-medication in children younger than 6 years of age
    References: 1, 3
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Brompheniramine: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Paracetamol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Pseudoephedrine: No
      References: 3
    • Is Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
      • Brompheniramine: No
      • Paracetamol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Pseudoephedrine: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      References: 3 7
    • Can Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet be used for sinus congestion and pressure and rhinorrhea?
      Yes, sinus congestion and pressure and rhinorrhea are among the most common reported uses for Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet. Please do not use Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet for sinus congestion and pressure and rhinorrhea without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 8, 9, 10, 11

    Overdosage of Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 12, 13, 14

    Storage of Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet.
    References: 15, 16, 17, 18

    Expired Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet

    • Taking a single dose of expired Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 19, 20

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet - Packages and Strengths

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet - Packages: 10 tablets

    Comtrex Acute Head Cold Tablet - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    References

    1. Pubchem BROMPHENIRAMINE - Accessed: October 12, 2016. Retrieved on: Oct 12, 2016
    2. DailyMed LABEL: ACETAMINOPHEN - acetaminophen tablet, coated - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. DailyMed LABEL: FEXOFENADINE HCL AND PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HCL - fexofenadine hcl and pseudoephedrine hcl tablet, extended release - Accessed: October 12, 2016. (Accessed on 2/6/17)
    4. Pubchem BROMPHENIRAMINE - Accessed: October 12, 2016. Retrieved on
    5. Pubchem Acetaminophen - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    6. Pubchem PSEUDOEPHEDRINE - Accessed: October 12, 2016. (Accessed on 2/6/17)
    7. LACTMED: BROMPHENIRAMINE - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    8. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    9. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    10. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    11. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    12. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    13. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    14. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    15. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    16. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    17. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    18. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    19. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    20. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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