Corex Cough Syrup


Generic name is the FDA approved universal name of the drug or the chemical without branding. Brand name is the company specified name for marketing of the drug by a special name patent to them. COREX- Cough Syrup itself is a brand name.

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Corex Cough Syrup

Each bottle of corex cough syrup contains 50ml of the syrup.- see fig 1

Secondly, both bought from Panjim, Goa (diff. Pharmacy).

Furthermore, both labels say almost same thing except DX -see fig 1

In addition, one Mfg in Bangalore the other in Mumbai

Therefore, one has company (Pfizer)hologram on it , the other (cheapest) has not – see fig 2

One has MRP Rs. 41 the other Rs.32 see fic 3

Latest Mfg date Aug. 2009 Rs. 32 and older Mfg June Rs.41


Each 5 ml

Both had -Chlorpheneramine Maleate IP 4mg

One had – Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10mg (Cheaper)

The other -Codeine Phosphate IP 10mg (costlier)

Corex is a syrup sold by Pfizer Inc.. It is available in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and a few other South Asian countries. But, corex is a prescribed medicine. Its active ingredients are chlorpheniramine maleate and codeine phosphate. Corex T Syrup is a combination medicine used for the symptomatic treatment of a dry cough. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.


Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, depression, impaired judgment, fainting, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine

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32 OZ


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