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Benacof ®

BENACOF®

Benacof ® is a preparation of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride.


Brand Name

BENACOF®


Packing

100ml & 60ml syrups


Therapeutic Category

cold and flu


Storage

Store at a cool and dry place, away from light


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COMPOSITION

Each 5 ml syrup contains Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, Celluloses, dicalcium phosphate, polysorbate, starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, .

Uses

* runny nose
* sneezing
* itchy, watery eyes
* itching of the nose or throat

DESCRIPTION

Benacof ® is a preparation of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride. It is a well absorbed antihistamine and widely distributed throughout the body, including the CNS. It is principally used as a potent antihistaminic, antitussive, antiemetic, antiparkinsonian agent.

Dextromethorphan relieves cough by acting directly on the cough center in the brain.

This medicine is available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use of this medicine for your medical condition.

Other medical problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of dextromethorphan. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

* Asthma—Since dextromethorphan decreases coughing, it makes it difficult to get rid of the mucus that collects in the lungs and airways during asthma
* Diabetes (sugar diabetes)—Some products contain sugar and may affect control of blood glucose monitoring
* Liver disease—Dextromethorphan may build up in the body and cause unwanted effects
* Chronic bronchitis or
* Emphysema or
* Mucus or phlegm with cough—Since dextromethorphan decreases coughing, it makes it difficult to get rid of the mucus that may collect in the lungs and airways with some diseases
* Slowed breathing—Dextromethorphan may slow the rate of breathing even further

DOSAGE

Adults & Children over 12 years of age
Most allergic conditions are controlled with 25 to 50 mg i.e. 3 to 4 times a day.
Children 6 to 12 years of age: 10 mg i.e., (5 ml of syrup) 3 to 4 times a day.
Children 1 to 6 years of age: 5 mg i.e., (2.5 ml of syrup) 3 to 4 times a day.
In cough & cold
Adults: 25 mg every 4 hrs. Not to exceed 150 mg in 24 hours.
Children (6 to 12years): 12.5 mg every 4 hours. Not to exceed 75 mg in 24 hours.
Children (2 to 6 years): 6.25 mg every 4 hours. Not to exceed 25 mg in 24 hours.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride is contraindicated for the premature or newborn infants. Any patients in whom drowsiness is undesirable e.g. drivers, machine operators. Concomitant consumption of alcohol or central nervous system (CNS) depressants will potentiate drowsiness. Patients with known hypersensitivity to Diphenhydramine or any components of the product.

PRECAUTIONS
Patients should be cautioned not to operate vehicles or hazardous machinery until their response to the drug has been determined.

DRUG INTERACTIONS
Diphenhydramine hydrochloride administration significantly reduces the absorption of the antituberculous agent para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS) from the gastrointestinal tract. It has also additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants (hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, etc). MAO inhibitors prolong and intensify the anticholinergic (drying) effects of antihistamines.

OVER DOSAGE
Antihistamine over dosage reactions may vary from central nervous system depression to stimulation. Stimulation is particularly likely in children. Atropine like signs and symptoms such as dryness of mouth, fixed and dilated pupils, flushing and gastrointestinal symptoms may also occur.

SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, dryness of mouth, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting.

USE IN PREGNANCY & LACTATION
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women using diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Therefore, diphenhydramine hydrochloride should be used in pregnancy only if clearly needed. Diphenhydramine hydrochloride has been reported to be excreted in breast milk and thus, use of diphenhydramine hydrochloride in lactating mother is not recommended.

PRECAUTION
Store at a cool and dry place, away from light. Keep out of the reach of children. BENACOF® – Taj Dearob Pharma | Each 5 ml syrup contains Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, Celluloses, dicalcium phosphate, polysorbate, starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide.
BENACOF® – Taj Dearob Pharma | Each 5 ml syrup contains Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, Celluloses, dicalcium phosphate, polysorbate, starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide.
BENACOF® – Taj Dearob Pharma | Each 5 ml syrup contains Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, Celluloses, dicalcium phosphate, polysorbate, starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide.
BENACOF® – Taj Dearob Pharma | Each 5 ml syrup contains Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, Celluloses, dicalcium phosphate, polysorbate, starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide.
BENACOF® – Taj Dearob Pharma | Each 5 ml syrup contains Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, Celluloses, dicalcium phosphate, polysorbate, starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide.

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