Salbutamol / Albuterol is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Guaifenesin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of cough with mucus.
Menthol is generally used in treatment of the treatment of throat irritation.
Bromhexine is generally used in treatment for clear mucus from lungs.
Rotacaps must not be swallowed. For directions before use, please check the label. Place the capsule at the base of rotahaler, not in the mouthpiece. Twist the mouthpiece completely until your hear a click and breathe in deeply through the mouthpiece. Hold your breath for up to 10 seconds. If some powder remains in the rotahaler repeat the process.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Guaifenesin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Guaifenesin is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Menthol is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Bromhexine, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Bromhexine is to be taken with food.
Salbutamol / Albuterol is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the muscles in the airways & respiratory tract to make the condition better. This helps in making the breathing easier.
Guaifenesin works by decreasing the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.
Menthol causes numbness in the area of application by producing a mild anesthetic action and also cause a cooling sensation.
Bromhexine is a mucolytic drug. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.
Q. Is Salbutamol / Albuterol a steroid/ an antibiotic/ a cough syrup/ a betablocker/ contains steroid/ addictive/ a rescue inhaler?
Salbutamol / Albuterol also available as Albuterol, Ventolin & Asthalin) is used for the treatment of breathing disorders, chest tightness, and for coughing due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease & asthma. Salbutamol / Albuterol is a beta receptor agonist and used as a rescue inhaler for asthma. It is neither a steroid nor an antibiotic. This drug doesn't cause addiction.
Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol need prescription?
Salbutamol / Albuterol is not a OTC product and is availble only by doctor's prescription.
Q. Is Salbutamol / Albuterol safe/ safe for babies?
Salbutamol / Albuterol is safe to use if so it is used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol cause drowsiness/ increased heart rate/ increase blood pressure/ weight gain?
Drowsiness or weight gain is not observed with Salbutamol / Albuterol. However, it may cause, high blood pressure, increased heart rate and lightheadedness. Do inform your doctor if you notice any of such side effects.
Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol relieve symptoms of coughing, wheezing, and breathlessness?
Salbutamol / Albuterol is very effective in treating acute symptoms of wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing.
Q. What is Guaifenesin used for?
Guaifenesin is an expectorant, mainly used to relieve chest congestion by aiding the removal of mucus
Q. What is Ascoril+/Ascoril LS/ Ascorl D cough syrup?
Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, while Ascorl LS contails levosalbutamol. In addition both syrups contain bromhexine and Guaifenesin and are used to relieve cough due to acute and chronic inflammation of the airways (bronchitis) and other cough conditions.Ascoril D is a medicine for dry cough and it does not contain Guaifenesin
Q. Is Ascoril+ an antibiotic?
No, Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, bromhexine and Guaifenesin. It does not contain any antibiotic
Q. Does Ascoril+/ Ascoril LS cause drowsiness?
No, terbutaline, levosalbutamol, bromhexine and Guaifenesin do not cause any drowsiness. Hence, Ascoril+ or Ascoril LS syrup does not cause drowsiness
Q. How long can I take Guaifenesin?
Consult your doctor for use more than 7 days
Q. Can I take Guaifenesin if I have high blood pressure?
Guaifenesin should not be taken by individuals with high blood pressur
Q. Can I take Guaifenesin with phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
There are no known drug interactions between phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) and Guaifenesin. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on Guaifenesin
Q. Can I take Guaifenesin with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation) and Dayquil (OTC cold and cough preparation), Benadryl, benzonatate?
Guaifenesin can be taken with other cold and cough preparation including Sudafed, Dayquil, Benadryl and benzonatate . However, other formulations containing Guaifenesin must be avoided to avoid a double dose. Also, Guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough since the combination would not be logical and you may be exposed to unnecessary side effects.
Q. Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.