How Gripex works
Gripex is a complex drug containing substances such as dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine and paracetamol. They differ in place and mode of action. Paracetamol is antipyretic and analgesic. It inhibits the activity of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) in the brain and spinal cord, which is responsible for the synthesis of prostaglandins. Paracetamol does not affect blood coagulation, platelet aggregation or gastric mucosa.
Dextromethorphan has an antitussive effect, acting on the cough centre, which is located in the prolonged core, while pseudoephridine affects vasoconstriction, reduces congestion or swelling of the mucous membrane in the nose, and thus makes the nose clear.
The substances contained in Gripex are quickly absorbed and the concentration of paracetamol in the blood is present within one hour of taking it. Pseudoephedrine starts working in 30 minutes (up to 4 hours). Dextromethorphan is also activated for up to half an hour and works for up to 4 hours. These substances penetrate into the breastfeeding women's milk. The drug Gripex can be purchased without a prescription at the pharmacy. It is used as an analgesic, for fever and cough.
Dosage of Gripex
Gripex is a tablet medicine that is taken orally. The drug should be used according to the doctor's recommendation and on the basis of the information contained in the leaflet. Do not exceed the recommended dose of the drug, as this will not increase the effectiveness, but may harm your life or health. Any doubts should be consulted with a doctor. Important! Do not administer the drug to children under 6 years of age.
Dosage should be taken - in case of adults and adolescents over 12 years of age, 2 tablets 3 or 4 times a day. Do not take more than 8 tablets per day. On the other hand, children from 6 years of age can take 1 tablet 3 or 4 times a day, in this case not exceeding 4 tablets a day.
Gripex - occurrence of side effects
Gripex, like other medicines, can lead to side effects. However, it is worth remembering that the benefits of use are usually greater than the side effects. Side effects also do not occur in all people who take this medicine.
You may experience Gripex after taking it:
- dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, hallucinations,
- skin hypersensitivity,
- shortness of breath,
- reduction of blood pressure,
- asthma attacks,
- nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, mood disorders, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopaenia, liver damage,
- acute kidney failure,
- Increased heart rate,
- renal colic, urination or urinary retention disorders, renal papillary necrosis, acute renal failure, urolithiasis,
- anaphylactic reaction.
Accompanying side effects that may occur are: nausea, vomiting and impairment of liver function (overdose of paracetamol may cause acute liver failure, liver damage or necrosis), drowsiness, increased arterial pressure, dizziness, hallucinations, fatigue, increased heart rate, haematological disorders.
The drug may cause difficulty in passing urine, pain or urinary retention (especially in men who have prostate proliferation problems), as well as kidney colic, acute kidney failure, renal papillary necrosis. urolithiasis.
Hypersensitivity is also possible in the form of itching, rash, erythema, angioedema, urticaria, asthma attack, anaphylactic reaction, up to the symptoms of anaphylactic shock.