What is Decolgen ?
Decolgen medicine contains active ingredients including Phenylpropanolamine HCI, Chlorphenamine Maleate, Paracetamol.
- Phenylpropanolamine: a decongestant that clears blocked and congested airways, making breathing easier. It clears the nose and blocked sinuses.
- Chlorphenamine Maleate : an anti-allergic ingredient, relieves allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes.
- Paracetamol : is an effective antipyretic and pain reliever.
Drug information Decolgen
- Paracetamol :……500mg
- Penylpropanolamin HCl:…… 25mg
- Chlorpheniramin maleate: …… 2mg
Registration Number: VD-21573-14
Packing: Box of 25 blisters x 4 tablets
Manufacturer: United International Pharma Co., Ltd – Vietnam.
What does Decolgen do?
Decolgen is a cold medicine used to treat the following conditions:
- Flu, fever, headache, runny nose, stuffy nose, nasal congestion due to seasonal allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, muscle and joint pain.
- Relieve symptoms associated with respiratory infections such as fever, headache, runny nose, sore throat, cough, malaise, chills.
- Reduce sneezing and prevent respiratory allergies.
Who should not take the drug?
- Do not use in patients who are allergic to any of the ingredients of Decolgen.
- Patients with high blood pressure or severe heart disease, anemia.
- Patients with kidney or liver disease.
- Pregnant & Lactating Women.
Dosage and how to use Decolgen?
Dosage of Decolgen
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine. Dosage is based on your age.
- The usual dose of Decolgen for adults and children over 12 years of age: 1 tablet every 6 hours, or as recommended by your doctor.
How to take medicine
Follow the directions on your medicine label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist about any part you do not understand.
Take Decolgen with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Taking it with food can reduce stomach upset.
If symptoms are accompanied by a high fever or do not improve within 3 days, contact your doctor.
How long do I need to use Decolgen medicine before I see improvement of my conditions?
1-2 days is the most common time before an improvement in your condition is seen. These times may not reflect 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 Decolgen.
Decolgen side effects
Declgen may cause these side effects, such as:
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Engine vibration
- Digestive disorders
- Difficulty urinating
This is not a complete list of side effects and other possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What other drugs may interact with Decolgen?
Drug interactions can change how drugs work or increase the risk of serious side effects. Here are some medications and foods that should be avoided while taking this medicine.
- Do not use this drug in combination with sympathomimetic drugs (epinephrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, …) and general anesthetics (halothane, …) because it will make this drug toxic.
- Do not use this medicine in combination with medications for depression (amitriptyline, imipramine, sertraline , moclibemide, …) as they may cause an increase in blood pressure.
- Do not use this medicine at the same time as warfarin, a blood thinner. Consult your doctor first if you are taking the drug warfarin.
- Be careful with use with other drugs that depress the central nervous system.
- Do not use this medicine at the same time as medicines containing paracetamol. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to make sure other medicines you are taking do not contain paracetamol.
There are other conditions that should not be used in combination with Decolgen. That’s why, always consult your doctor about any medications you’re taking, especially those for coughs, colds, fevers, or other pain.
Be careful while using Decolgen
- Declgen can cause drowsiness: therefore, you need to avoid taking it when driving vehicles and using machines.
- Use with caution in people with high blood pressure , coronary heart disease, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, the elderly, and psychiatric patients.
- The drug contains paracetamol: so if you are on long-term treatment or have kidney failure, you need to monitor your kidney function.
- Use in patients who drink alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: The safety of using this drug for pregnant and breast-feeding women is unclear. Consult your doctor before using any medication, if you are pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant.
How to store medicine?
- Store the medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and moisture.
- Keep medicine in a safe place, out of reach of children and pets.
The above article is for reference only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Readers should only follow the instructions of the doctor who is treating you, Index-China disclaims responsibility if problems occur.
Reputable source ThuocLP Vietnamese: Decolgen medicine: Uses, dosage, usage
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh is currently Hanoi Medical University Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Head of Department of General-Uematology of Hanoi Medical University. Consulting doctor at ThuocLP Pharmacy.
Professional qualifications, Academic degrees – Education:
Graduated from General Practitioner System, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated with a Master degree in Internal Medicine, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, Henri Mondor Institute Center, University of Paris 6, French Republic 1996-1997; 1999
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, North Royal Sydney Hospital, Australia; 2002
Graduated from a training program specialized in chronic liver diseases, Pizza, Italy 2009
Graduated with a PhD in Gastrointestinal, Hanoi Medical University
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Hanoi Medical University
Training and Scientific Research:
Published more than 200 articles in domestic and international specialized journals
Editor of many monographs and participates in compiling 2 textbooks.
Guide many students and graduate students of Hanoi Medical University
Manager of many grassroots research projects
Certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP: 2012, 2015), Ministry of Health
Specialized certificates: General gastrointestinal endoscopy, Interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy, General gastrointestinal ultrasound, Interventional gastrointestinal ultrasound (Bach Mai BV), Chronic liver disease.