Sinarest is used to treat symptoms of cold, flu, allergies, etc. It is the combination of a decongestant, antihistamine, and analgesic in the right proportion.
It is a combination of the following drugs:
Chlorpheniramine Maleate (2 mg) - It belongs to the first generation of anti-histamine. It has anti-allergic properties, as it reduces the secretion of naturally produced histamine in the body. As a result, it helps with allergic symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and itching.
Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) (500 mg) - It has analgesic (painkiller), antipyretic (lowers fever), and very weak anti-inflammatory properties.
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride (10 mg) - It is a nasal decongestant. It helps stuffy nose by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in the nose.
Each of the components in this tablet works in the following ways:
Chlorpheniramine blocks the H1 receptor sites, which relieves all symptoms of an allergy.
Paracetamol inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandin, which is the pain and fever causing messengers. It reduces body temperature during fever by promoting loss of heat.
Phenylephrine constricts the blood vessels in the nose, which decreases the blood flow and helps to relieve nasal congestion and stuffiness.
It is used to prevent and treat the following conditions:
Sick sinus syndrome.
Your doctor will decide the dose depending on your medical condition. Take this only if your doctor prescribes it, and do not self-medicate. The usual recommended dose is 1 or 2 tablets twice or thrice daily for adults.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. But if it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses at a time, as it might lead to a drug overdose.
Get immediate medical help if you notice any of the following symptoms:
Loss of appetite.
Pale to yellowish skin.
Dark yellow urine.
Yellow discoloration of the sclera.
Take the exact dose as prescribed by your doctor. Do not alter the doses or stop the medicine before the specified number of days.
The tablet should be preferably consumed after a meal with plenty of water for best results. Do not break the tablet in half or crush the tablet. It has to be taken as a whole. In people with gastric problems, it is best to take this tablet along food to reduce the incidence of gastric symptoms.
The medicine should be stored away from light and moisture. Preferably in an airtight container, with the temperature not exceeding 30℃. It should be kept away from the reach of children and pets.
The common side effects are:
Feeling drowsy and sleepy.
Swelling of the face.
The following patients should take this medicine under strict medical supervision:
Patients with a known allergy to any of the drug in this medicine.
If you suffer from any of the following health condition, avoid taking Sinarest or do so only under strict medical supervision:
Some medicines (mostly anti-depressants) if taken along Sinarest might show side effects. These medicines are:
The list of medicines with the same composition are:
Alex cold tablet.
Sino plus tablet.
Sinarest is available in syrup and drops form also. Self-medication can be taken only for 2 to 3 days, after that, it is best to consult your doctor. Do not operate heavy machinery or drive while on Sinarest tablet. If the symptoms of cold and allergy do not settle in a week of taking this tablet, consult your family doctor. You can also consult well-trained and experienced doctors online by posting a query or through phone or video consultation.