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What is Cofton?

Cofton Syrup is used for Common cold, Itchy throat/skin, Flu, Allergy, Anaphylactic shock, Hay fever and other conditions. Cofton Syrup may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cofton Syrup contains Chlorpheniramine as an active ingredient.
Cofton Syrup works by blocking H1-receptor sites on tissues.
Cipla manufactures Cofton Syrup.
Detailed information related to Cofton Syrup's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Cofton Syrup Uses

Cofton Syrup is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1
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Cofton Syrup Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Cofton Syrup improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 2

Cofton Syrup - Composition and Active Ingredients

Cofton 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.

Cofton Syrup - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Cofton 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.
  • Muscular weakness
  • Feeling nervous
  • Tightness in chest
  • Stomach pain
  • Drowsiness
  • Ringing in ears
  • Cofton Syrup may also cause side-effects not listed here.
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: 3
Learn more: Side-effects

Cofton Syrup - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Cofton 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.
References: 4, 4

Cofton Syrup - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Cofton 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. Cofton Syrup may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Alcohol
  • Antipsychotics
  • Phenytoin
  • Sedatives
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
References: 4
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Cofton Syrup - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Cofton Syrup is a contraindication. In addition, Cofton Syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Learn more: Contraindications

Where to Buy Cofton Syrup

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Cofton Syrup - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Cofton Syrup safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    References: 4
  • Is Cofton Syrup safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    References: 4
  • Can Cofton Syrup be used for common cold and itchy throat/skin?
    Yes, common cold and itchy throat/skin are among the most common reported uses for Cofton Syrup. Please do not use Cofton Syrup for common cold and itchy throat/skin without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Cofton Syrup.
  • How long do I need to use Cofton Syrup before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 1 day and within 6 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 Cofton Syrup. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Cofton Syrup.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Cofton Syrup? website users have reported once a day and thrice a day as the most common frequency of using Cofton Syrup. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Cofton Syrup. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Cofton Syrup.
  • Should I consume Cofton Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Cofton 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 Cofton 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 Cofton 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 Cofton 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 Cofton 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: 6, 7, 8, 9

Overdosage of Cofton 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 Cofton 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: 10, 11, 12

Storage of Cofton 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 Cofton Syrup.
References: 13, 14, 15, 16

Expired Cofton Syrup

  • Taking a single dose of expired Cofton 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: 17, 18

Dosage Information

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

Questions - Cofton Syrup

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Cofton Syrup - Packages and Strengths

Cofton Syrup is available in the following packages and strengths
Cofton Syrup - Packages: 100ML Syrup, 60ML Syrup
Cofton Syrup - Strengths: 4MG

Cofton Syrup - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Cofton Syrup - Demographic Information


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  4. Dailymed label: CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE- chlorpheniramine maleate tablet. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  5. Dailymed label: CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE- chlorpheniramine maleate tablet. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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