Alex Syrup is primarily used to treat dry cough caused due to asthma, common cold, chronic bronchitis or emphysema. The medicine helps in bringing relief during chest congestion, common cold, seasonal allergies and respiratory tract infection. Alex helps arrest cough bouts instantly.
Alex Syrup is known for its Drug Controller General of India approved formulation. Alex Junior is a cough syrup often recommended for children suffering from irritating dry cough. Alex is also available as a sugar-free syrup especially beneficial for Diabetes. In fact it is known to be India’s first sugar-free cough syrup.
Alex Syrup has a water-like viscosity accompanied by a superior taste. One can choose Alex Lozenges in Orange and Ginger lemon flavours.
Alex Cough syrup and Lozenges are manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd headquartered in Mumbai. Glenmark is ranked among the world’s top 80 pharma and biotech companies. It was founded in 1977 and currently has 17 manufacturing facilities and 5 R&D centres dedicated to the goal of enriching lives across the globe.
Alex syrup has been recommended for you as you may be suffering from dry cough.
Cough is a reflex that helps clear your airways of irritants. Nerves in the airways become stimulated by allergens and other irritants, resulting in a forceful expulsion of air from the lungs.
A patient is said to have dry cough when no phlegm or mucus is produced. Dry cough is also known as non-productive cough. It causes irritation and is normally associated with a tickly throat. Dry coughs are often caused by viral illnesses such as colds and flu. Dry coughs can also be due to allergies or throat irritants.
A dry cough itself is not contagious but the airborne droplets in the cough can spread a viral or bacterial infectious disease. The infecting pathogen can be contagious not the cough itself. Sometimes a dry cough can induce Vomiting. This can be a reflexive action and a means to remove irritating material from the stomach.
Most importantly, you need to visit your doctor immediately, if you have a cough that lingers for weeks and more so if it brings up sputum or blood, disturbs your sleep or affects work life.
Patient with history of drug abuse. Children. Treatment with a cough medicine in children (especially under 12 years old) should be considered carefully due to potential risks and limited evidence on efficacy. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling This drug can cause drowsiness or cognitive function impairment, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery
Asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or other conditions where persistent or chronic cough occurs. Concomitant use or within 14 days of MAOI or SSRI therapy.
Additive CNS effect when used with antihistamines, psychotropics and other CNS depressants. Increased toxic effect when used with potent CYP2D6 enzyme inhibitors (e.g. fluoxetine, paroxetine, quinidine, terbinafine). Potentially Fatal: Increased risk of serotonin syndrome (e.g. hyperpyrexia, hallucinations, gross excitation or coma)when concomitantly used with MAOIs or SSRIs
Oral: Store between 20-25°C. Protect from light
Mechanism of Action
Dextromethorphan, a centrally-acting antitussive agent, depresses the medullary cough centre through sigma receptor stimulation, resulting to decreased sensitivity of cough receptors and interruption of cough impulse transmission.