Ratio-Cotridin Syrup

    Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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    What is Ratio-Cotridin?

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup is used for Cough, Common cold, Sinus congestion, Relief of mild to moderately severe pain, Nasal congestion, Hay fever and other conditions. Ratio-Cotridin Syrup may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup contains Codeine Phosphate, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride and Triprolidine Hydrochloride as active ingredients.
    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup works by narrowing the blood vessels to decrease swelling and congestion; blocking the natural substance acetylcholine in the body; broken down by the liver into morphine;
    Teva Canada manufactures Ratio-Cotridin Syrup.
    Detailed information related to Ratio-Cotridin Syrup's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup Uses

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
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    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Ratio-Cotridin Syrup. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 1
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    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Ratio-Cotridin Syrup, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Acute pancreatitis
    • Addison’s disease
    • Asthma
    • Avoid driving a car or operating machinery
    • Avoid taking alcohol or other central nervous system depressants
    • Biliary tract disease
    References: 1, 1

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Ratio-Cotridin Syrup may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Ratio-Cotridin Syrup may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Alcohol
    • Alprazolam
    • Amitriptyline
    • Antianxiety agents
    • Anticholinergics
    • Antiemetics
    References: 1
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    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Ratio-Cotridin Syrup is a contraindication. In addition, Ratio-Cotridin Syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions:
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    Where to Buy Ratio-Cotridin Syrup

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    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Ratio-Cotridin Syrup safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Triprolidine Hydrochloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Codeine Phosphate: No
      References: 1
    • Is Ratio-Cotridin Syrup safe while breastfeeding?
      • Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride: No
      • Triprolidine Hydrochloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Codeine Phosphate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      References: 1
    • Can Ratio-Cotridin Syrup be used for cough and common cold?
      Yes, cough and common cold are among the most common reported uses for Ratio-Cotridin Syrup. Please do not use Ratio-Cotridin Syrup for cough and common cold without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Ratio-Cotridin Syrup.
    • How long do I need to use Ratio-Cotridin Syrup before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 3 days and within 2 hours as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Ratio-Cotridin Syrup. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Ratio-Cotridin Syrup.
    • At what frequency do I need to use Ratio-Cotridin Syrup? website users have reported once a day and other as the most common frequency of using Ratio-Cotridin Syrup. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Ratio-Cotridin Syrup. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Ratio-Cotridin Syrup.
    • Should I consume Ratio-Cotridin Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Ratio-Cotridin Syrup after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Ratio-Cotridin Syrup.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Ratio-Cotridin Syrup medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Ratio-Cotridin Syrup. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Ratio-Cotridin Syrup

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 2, 3, 4, 5

    Overdosage of Ratio-Cotridin Syrup

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Ratio-Cotridin Syrup, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 6, 7, 8

    Storage of Ratio-Cotridin Syrup

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Ratio-Cotridin Syrup.
    References: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Expired Ratio-Cotridin Syrup

    • Taking a single dose of expired Ratio-Cotridin Syrup is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 13, 14

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Packages and Strengths

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup is available in the following packages and strengths
    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Packages: 100ML 2L

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Ratio-Cotridin Syrup - Demographic Information


    1. DailyMed. CODEINE SULFATE- codeine sulfate tablet. Accessed 11/18/2016. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    4. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    6. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    7. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    10. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    13. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    14. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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