Monday, 5 September 2011

Neozep Forte


Neozep Forte

Active ingredients- Phenylpropanolamine, Paracetamol and Chlorpheniramine.
Neozep Forte belongs to the group cough/ respiratory and cold preparation/ nasal decongestants. 

Uses

 Neozep Forte is an over the counter medication indicated for relieve from cold and cough symptoms which include reprieve from runny nose, hay fever, nasal blockage, post nasal drips, watery as well as itchy eyes, fever associated to cold or flu, moderate to severe body pain, headache and muscle ache linked to common cold, respiratory tract infections, flu, sinusitis, vasomotor rhinitis and allergic rhinitis.

Neozep Forte may also be used for treating other ailments not mentioned in the list above.

Neozep dosage

Adults- one tablet 3 to 4 times every day.
Children more than 6 years of age- ½ tablet 2-3 times every day.

Neozep syrup

Adults and Children above 12 years of age– 15 Ml 3-4 times every day.
Children between 7 to 12 years of age- 10 Ml 3-4 times every day.
Children between 2 to 6 years of age- 5 ML 3-4 times every day.

Contradictions

Neozep Forte not recommended for patients suffering from certain ailments or undergoing certain therapy listed below:
·         Patients hypersensitive to any of its active ingredients.
·         Patients suffering from hyperthyroidism, coronary disease and hypertension.
·         Patients undergoing MAOI therapy.
·         Patients suffering from nephropathy (kidney disorders).

Precautions 

Neozep Forte should be used with caution in
·         Patients with cardiac disease, renal impairment or hepatic injury;
·         Patients suffering from Glaucoma;
·         Subjects with diabetes;
·         Asthma patients;
·         During pregnancy and lactation;

Drug interactions

Neozep Forte may interact and cause serious side effects when used concurrently with other CNS depressant, MAOIS and oral contraceptives
.
Neozep side effects

Drowsiness, Gastrointestinal disorders, Stomach pain, abdominal cramps, dry mouth, increased sweating, loss of appetite, and epileptiform seizures (when used in large dose). Consult a doctor if any of these Neozep side effects occur and become troublesome.

Rare reports of allergic reactions linked to Neozep Forte have been reported. Symptoms include hives, skin allergy, rashes, and difficulty in breathing, chest congestion, swelling of the lips, throat, tongue or face.  If any such reaction occur, stop using the over the counter medication and seek for emergency medical help.

These may not be the complete list of possible Neozep side effects, for detailed information consult a doctor.










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