What is Corex?

Corex is a cough syrup sold by Pfizer Inc.. It is available in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and a few other South Asian countries. Corex is a prescribed medicine.

Its active ingredients are chlorpheniramine maleate and codeine phosphate.

Each 100 ml of Corex Cough Syrup contains:

Chlorpheniramine maleate, an H1-blocking antihistamine, relieves histamine-induced allergic edema of respiratory mucosa. Codeine phosphate, by its action on the cough center in the medulla, helps reduce excessive frequency and intensity of cough bouts, which allows the patient to rest or sleep.

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im 26yrs n and i m taking corex cough syrup continiously from last two yrs but now i want to quit n get back to my normal life,so plz tell how to...

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Corex is opioid derivatives and require opioid De addiction. It goes in multi phase and require indoor treatment...

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My sister has consumed sleeping pills on 13th night she was alone at home and today morning we have to know that she has taken sleeping pills which...

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You should immediately rush to hospital for her treatment.
You should admit her in emergency and this a medicolegal...

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Hello sir since 4 years I have been consuming Corex cough syrup in irregular manner but in last 2 yrs I can say more often or regularly so pls sir...

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Hi. One of the ingredients in core is codeine. Codeine is an opioid and has abusive potential. It is converted to morphine in the body which is...

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