Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd.
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
Dizziness, GI disturbances.
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.
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.
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