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Dexpoten (Syrup)

Manufactured by: Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd.

Dextromethorphan + Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride +Triprolidine Hydrochloride Similar medicine

Dexpoten is indicated for Flu, Colds, Runny nose, Dry coughs, Non-productive cough, Nasal congestion

Precautions and warnings

3rd trimester of pregnancy; atopic childn; child

Side-effects

Dizziness, GI disturbances.

Drug Interactions

Dextromethorphan: Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), antipsychotics, anxiolytics and hypnotics, cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, domperidone, metoclopramide, mexiletine, CYP2D6 inhibitors, ritonavir, alcohol.
Potentially Fatal: Memantine, moclobemide.

Triprolidine + Pseudoephedrine: Increased BP with other sympathomimetic agents (e.g. decongestants, TCA, appetite suppressants). Reduced hypotensive effects of methyldopa, ?- and ?-adrenergic blockers. Increased side effects (e.g. somnolence, agitation) with atomoxetine.
Potentially Fatal: Increased risk of hypertensive crisis with furazolidine, avoid concurrent use. Increased risk of hypertensive crisis with MAOIs; avoid concurrent use or within 2 wk after stopping MAOIs. Increased risk of psychosis with bromocriptine.

Contraindications

Patients at risk of developing resp failure. During an acute attack. Patients receiving MAOI or for 2 wk after discontinuing them. Persistent or chronic cough.

Mode of actions

Triprolidine is a potent competitive histamine H1-receptor antagonist with mild sedating and antimuscarinic properties. Pseudoephedrine, an ?- and ?-adrenergic receptor agonist, mediates vasoconstriction via direct stimulation of ?-adrenergic receptors of the respiratory mucosa. Dextromethorphan is a centrally acting cough suppressant which acts on the cough centre in the medulla.

Dosage & Administration

Adult 2 teaspoonful three times a day.

Children
Over 12 years 2 teaspoonful three times a day
6-12 years 1 teaspoonful three times a day
2-6 years 1/2 teaspoonful three times a day or
as directed by the physician

Pregnancy & Lactation

Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks