Guaifenesin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of cough with mucus. Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Ambroxol is generally used in treatment for clear mucus from lungs.
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How to use
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. For directions before use, please check the label. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Ambroxol, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Ambroxol is to be taken with food.
How it works
Guaifenesin works by decreasing the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the muscles in the airways & respiratory tract to make the condition better. This helps in making the breathing easier. Ambroxol is a mucolytic drug. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 Levosalbutamol steroid? Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol refers to a group of medications called beta agonists that relaxes the muscles thereby making the patients who have airway disease like asthma to feel easy to breathe.
Q. What is Levosalbutamol syrup?
The Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol syrup is used to prevent and manage the breathlessness in patients like asthma or chronic bronchitis.
Q. Is Ambroxol an antibiotic/steroid? No. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It has no know effect against infections. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids
Q. Is Ambroxol good for dry cough? No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance
Q. Is Ambroxol a prescription drug? Cough syrups containing Ambroxol and other active drugs commonly used for cough and cold may be available as over the counter (OTC) without prescription
Q. Is Ambroxol/mucolite safe for infants? Mucolite is a trade name for active drug Ambroxol. Ambroxol may be used in children below 2 years of age only when prescribed by a doctor. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your childâ€™s or infantâ€™s doctor
Q. Is ambrodil a cough syrup? Ambrodil is a trade name for active drug Ambroxol. It is available as cough syrup and is effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance
Q. Ambroxol/ambrodil syrup/ambrolite syrup/mucolite/mucolite drops used for? Ambrodil, ambrolite, mucolite are trade names for active drug Ambroxol and are available as drops or syrup. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants or mucolytics and is effective in liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)
Q. What is ambrodil S? Ambrodil S is a trade name for a combination of active drugs Ambroxol and salbutamol and guaifenesin
Q. What are mucolite tablets/drops and Is mucolite syrup for cough? Yes. Mucolite is a trade name for active drug Ambroxol and is available as cough syrup/ tablets and drops. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)
Q. Does Ambroxol make you sleepy/ you high? Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy or high.
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