Corenza C is a cold and influenza medication containing the following active ingredients:
- Vitamin C 500mg
- Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin) 500mg
- Phenylephrine HCl 7.5mg
- Chlorprophenpyridamine Maleate 2mg
- A.B.O.B. HCl 100mg
Corenza C effervescent influenza and flu tablets is used to treat laryngitis and rhinitis. Laryngitis is a common condition in South Africa. It involves the inflammation of the larynx (voice-box) and surrounding tissues. The vocal cords become inflamed or irritated and swell, causing temporary hoarseness. This inflammation may be of primary origin or secondary to other disorders.
Acute laryngitis is caused by a viral or bacterial infection of the larynx, and can follow a number of illnesses, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia and flu. Chronic laryngitis has some of the same symptoms as acute laryngitis, but it is caused by irritation or overuse of the voice. Allergic rhinitis affects at least 20% of the American population and the prevalence rates are increasing.
Corenza C also provide relief from the traumatic signs connected with colds and influenza such as migraines, nasal congestion and muscle pains and other discomforts. The combined healing effect of antihistamines with the acetylsalicylic acid and decongestants has been well documented as an efficient medication for the relief of influenza.
How should I take Corenza C tablets?
Adults: Take 2 Corenza C Tablets right away, afterwards 1 Corenza C tablet 3-4 times a day as called for. Place the Corenza in a glass and then fill it up with water. After it has dissolved in the water you can drink the mixture.
What are the side effects of Corenza C tablets?
The most common side effects of Corenza C based on its ingredients are:
- stomach or gut irritation
The following adverse effects are less common:
- worsening asthma symptoms
- stomach inflammation
- stomach bleeding
- stomach cramps
Note: Corenza C contains aspirin which can also have very serious side effects, such as bleeding in the brain or stomach or kidney failure. A rare side effect of daily low-dose aspirin is hemorrhagic stroke.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Experts caution against taking aspirin containing medications like Corenza C during pregnancy because studies have linked it to various complications. A few studies show that taking aspirin around the time of conception and in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. And some researchers believe that taking adult aspirin during pregnancy could affect the baby’s growth and slightly increase the risk of a placental abruption.
Taking aspirin later in pregnancy might delay labor and increase the risk of heart and lung problems in your newborn, and bleeding complications for you and your baby.
When you need to take something for pain relief while you’re pregnant, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is considered safe to use as directed on the label.
Although adult aspirin is not considered safe to take during pregnancy, sometimes providers advise pregnant women to take baby aspirin to lower their risk of certain complications, such as preeclampsia.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine recommend that women at high risk for preeclampsia start taking low-dose aspirin between 12 and 28 weeks of pregnancy (but preferably before 16 weeks) and continue until they deliver their babies.
Can you drink Corenza C while breastfeeding?
Corenza C should be avoided during breastfeeding. This is because after Corenza C ingestion, salicylic acid from the aspirin is excreted into breastmilk, with higher doses resulting in disproportionately higher milk levels. Long-term, high-dose maternal aspirin ingestion can cause metabolic acidosis in breastfed infants. Reye’s syndrome is associated with aspirin administration to infants with viral infections, but the risk of Reye’s syndrome from salicylate in breastmilk is unknown.
Can you drink Alcohol while taking Corenza C?
No, Mixing Corenza C and alcohol can result in certain types of gastrointestinal distress. Corenza C can cause nausea and vomiting when mixed with alcohol. The combination can also cause or worsen ulcers, heartburn, or stomach upset. These side effects are usually not serious but can cause extreme discomfort. Using this medicine with alcohol can also lead to additive side effects such as increased drowsiness.
Corenza C price
The average price of Corenza C on most South African online Pharmacy stores ranges from R 70.99 at Clicks to R 79.95 at Dischem.