Solvin Cold Tablet-Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

Solvin Cold Tablet is one of the commonly used tablets that can help get relief from cold symptoms. Not only cold symptoms, but it can also treat allergic symptoms- sinus congestion and pressure around the eyes. The antihistamine is manufactured by Ipca Laboratories Limited. 

Uses of Solvin Cold Tablet

Solvin Cold Tablet medicine is an antihistamine that doctors prescribe to get relief from symptoms such as the blocked nose, postnasal drip, etc.

Price of Solvin Cold Tablet

The price of Solvin Cold Tablet ranges between Rs. 42.30 and Rs. 45 in the Indian market. 

Average price of Solvin Cold of 10 tabletsRs. 43.65
Price of Solvin Cold AF Syrup Rs. 49.09

 

Composition of Solvin Cold Tablet

There are three main ingredients of Solvin Cold Tablet-

Chlorpheniramine 2 mg
Paracetamol 500 mg
Phenylephrine 10 mg

 

The medicine, Solvin Cold Tablet, belongs to the category of first generation of antihistamines. 

Working of Solvin Cold Tablet

The three active ingredients of the tablet work in coherence to get relief from symptoms developed due to allergies and other conditions.

The Chlorpheniramine present in the medicine is a type of antihistamine that selectively inhibits the peripheral H1 receptors thereby lowering the production of histamines in the body.

The Paracetamol, one of the active ingredients of Solvin Cold Tablet, is an analgesic and antipyretic. This means that these ingredients curb the release of certain chemicals and thereby provide relief from pain and fever. 

The Phenylephrine has decongesting properties that can narrow certain blood vessels and soothe out sinus pressure or stuffiness inside the nose. 

Taking Solvin Cold Tablet 

The medicine Solvin Cold is available in various forms- both tablet and suspension form. The suspension form is further available in three forms-

  • Syrup
  • DS Syrup
  • AF Syrup

The medicine is also available as-

  • Solvin Cold Drop
  • Solvin Cold AF Oral Drops 

You should follow the directions mentioned on the label of the medicine or take it as directed by the doctor. Make sure that you don’t chew, crush or break the medicine before consuming. As the absorption of medicine doesn’t depend on food, it can be taken both with or without food.

Dosage of Solvin

The medicine Solvin Cold Tablet can be taken orally in the form of pills. The doctor usually prescribes this pill be taken once in a day. The medicine can be taken both with/without food. It is important to complete the full course of the medicine or stop using it only after proper consultation with the doctor.

The dosage depends on certain conditions such as-

  • Medical condition of the patient
  • How severe the symptoms are
  • Reaction to the dose
  • History of drug reactions 

Overdose or Skipping a dose of Solvin Cold Tablet

If you have missed a dose of Solvin cold Tablet, if there’s enough gap between skipped and next dose, then take the medicine. Otherwise, if the next dose is near, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. 

Side effects of Solvin

Solvin Cold Tablet is a very safe medicine to take. However, there can be some minor side effects that can occur after taking it. Some of the common side effects of Solvin Cold Tablet are-

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction to one of the ingredients
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rashes on the skin
  • Redness of the skin
  • Swelling in the face
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Deficiency of white blood cells 
  • Liver damage
  • Liver toxicity
  • Dizziness
  • Tightness in chest
  • Heart palpitations
  • Change in appetite
  • Dryness in mouth and throat 

Coping up with Side Effects of Solvin Cold Tablet

  • For coping up with nausea and vomiting 

Eat small meals frequently and drink plenty of fluids. Moreover, eat slowly. Also, avoid fatty, fried, spicy and sweet foods. In addition to this, consume bananas to replenish the potassium in the blood. Take oral rehydration salts (ORS) to replace the lost vitamins and minerals. In addition to this, eat cold or slightly warm food. 

  • For coping up with allergic reaction

Wash the area in which the allergy has occurred. Additionally, apply an ice pack or wet washcloth to get relief from the itchiness. Moreover, moisturize the area to get some relief. Remember, don’t touch the other parts of the body with the affected hand.

  • For coping up with sleepiness

If you are feeling drowsy after taking Solvin Cold Tablet, don’t drink or operate any heavy machines. With time, the drowsiness will wear off. For an hour, take a nap and you’ll feel better.

  • For coping up with a headache 

Rest in a room that is dimly light to avoid excessive strain on the eyes. In addition to this, don’t drink alcohol. If the headache doesn’t go on its own, then take a doctor prescribed painkiller.

Substitutes of Solvin Cold Tablet

When you are unable to get hold of a Solvin Cold Tablet, there’s nothing to worry about. Fortunately, there are some substitutes that can be taken. As these are made of the same ingredients and are of the same strength, as a result these medicines can be taken.

  • Sinarest New Tablet manufactured by Centaur Pharmaceutical Private Limited
  • Febrex Plus Tablet manufactured by Indoco Remedies
  • Sinus 77 Tablet manufactured by Dale Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Theocold Tablet manufactured by Theo Pharma Private Limited 

Interactions of Solvin Cold Tablet

The Solvin Cold Tablet is allopathic medicine. For this reason, it can react easily with other medicines that you are taking. When the tablet is taken with other allopathic medicines, the side effects of the Solvin cold tablet can worsen. Not only side effects, but any other health condition can also aggravate. 

Some of the medicines that can interact with Solvin Cold Tablet are-

  • Antibiotics
  • Digoxin
  • Antipsychotics 
  • High blood pressure drugs
  • Juxtapid Mipomersen
  • Leflunomide
  • Ketoconazole 

Precautions of Solvin Cold Tablet

To reiterate a generally precautionary measure, no medicine should be taken without consulting a doctor.

You can buy the medicine Solvin Cold Tablet with a valid prescription at the nearest pharmacy or medicine shop.

But before taking the medicine, disclose the following to your doctor if you are-

  • allergic to antihistamine or acetaminophen.
  • suffering from any kind of kidney damage or suffered from one in the past
  • suffering from any kind of liver damage or suffered from one in the past
  • pregnant or lactating
  • have problems retaining urine

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FAQ

Is Solvin Cold Tablet an antibiotic?

The medicine, Solvin Cold Tablet, belongs to the category of first generation of antihistamines.

Can Solvin Cold tablet make me drowsy?

Solvin tablets for cold can cause drowsiness or sleepiness as side effects. Hence, avoid a driving car or operating machinery when you are on this medicine.

What are some antibiotics that can be taken in case Solvin Cold tablet is unavailable?

Sinarest New Tablet, Theocold Tablet are some substitutes for Solvin Cold Tablet.

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