Barohist P Syrup 100 Ml
Guaifenesin is used to treat the symptoms associated with common cold, flu, and breathing problems such as coughing and chest congestion. It is also used to thin and loosen mucus in the lungs to facilitate expectoration. Ambroxol hydrochloride is a mucolytic agent which is used in the treatment of lung diseases such as bronchitis, chronic inflammatory pulmonary conditions, tracheobronchitis, emphysema with bronchitis pneumoconiosis, and bronchiectasis. In combination with antibiotics, ambroxol hydrochloride is given during the exacerbations of bronchitis. Chlorpheniramine is commonly used in the treatment of cold symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, and to treat asthma and hay fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant used for stuffy nose and sinus relief which are caused by common cold or seasonal nasal allergies. This decongestant is a part of sinusitis and bronchitis treatment as it can relieve the symptoms associated with the conditions. Menthol is obtained from peppermint plant. It is used in the treatment of cough, cold, and inflammation of the mouth, respiratory infections, and sinus infections. It is also given during the management of irritable bowel syndrome.
How does the drug work?
Guaifenesin is an expectorant that increases the output of phlegm and bronchial secretions by reducing the thickness of mucus and adhesiveness. The increased flow of viscous secretions facilitates ciliary action and changes an unproductive and dry cough to the productive and less frequent cough. Guaifenesin increases the efficacy of the mucociliary mechanism and helps remove accumulated secretions in the airway. Ambroxol hydrochloride acts by breaking down the fibers of the mucus, and reduces the viscosity and thinning the sputum. Thus, the sputum can be readily removed through coughing. Chlorpheniramine is classified under antihistamines as it acts by blocking a chemical known as histamine, which is released by the body in response to an allergic reaction. Phenylephrine constricts the blood vessels by stimulating the receptors on them. This relieves nasal congestion by decreasing the flow of blood in the blood vessels of nose. Menthol reduces the stomach cramps and spasms in the digestive system. When applied topically, it relieves pain by causing warmth on the skin surface.
What are the common side effect?
The common reported side effects of guaifenesin are itching, rashes, hives, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The common side effects of ambroxol hydrochloride are produced on the stomach and intestine which are mild. They may include constipation, diarrhea, excess salivation, nausea, vomiting. The common side effects of chlorpheniramine include nausea and vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, dry throat, dry skin, headache, drowsiness, and inability to empty the urinary bladder, loss of appetite, nasal congestion, and chest congestion. The most common side effects associated with phenylephrine include nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, difficulty in urination, facial swelling, headache, high blood pressure, loss of appetite, rash, restlessness, and irregularity in heart rate. The common side effects of menthol are heartburn, mouth sores, headache, and flushing.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. I am suffering from hypertension. Can I take guaifenesin? Patients suffering from hypertension should not take guaifenesin.
2. Can I take guaifenesin with NSAIDs? There are no known drug-drug interactions for NSAIDs and guaifenesin. However, consult the doctor before taking the drug.
3. Is guaifenesin safe for children? Children younger than 4 years should not take guaifenesin tablet.
4. How should I take guaifenesin drug? Use guaifenesin exactly as suggested by the doctor. Do not take larger or smaller doses or for longer period than recommended.
5. Can I consume alcohol while on guaifenesin? Limit the consumption of alcohol, as it may increase the risk of drowsiness. Ambroxol:
1. How long does it take ambroxol to produce action? It takes about 30 minutes for ambroxol to show the mucolytic action.
2. Can I use ambroxol during pregnancy? It is especially unsafe to take ambroxol during the first trimester of pregnancy. Ask a doctor for the drug right for you.
3. What is the dose of ambroxol for children below two years? For children below two years, the usual dose of ambroxol is half teaspoon of the syrup, twice daily (5ml contains 15 mg of the drug).
4. How to store ambroxol hydrochloride? Store ambroxol hydrochloride medicine at a temperature below 30?C and keep it away from reach of children.
5. What are the forms in which ambroxol hydrochloride is available? Ambroxol hydrochloride is available in the form of tablets and syrup. Chlopheneramine:
1. Why it is not safe to drive while taking chlorpheniramine? Chlorpheniramine can cause drowsiness or sedation which is a common side effect of most of the antihistaminics. So, it is not advised to take chlorpheniramine or any antihistaminic while driving.
2. Is chlorpheniramine safe in new born? No, chlorpheniramine should not be used in premature or newborns. Consult the physician before giving any medication to the newborn.
3. How does chlorpheniramine help to provide relief from running and stuffy nose? Paracetamol and caffeine in Barohist P medication relieves headache, whereas chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine relieves the symptoms such as running and stuffy nose.
4. Can I take chlorpheniramine with ibuprofen? Yes. But, you must consult your doctor before taking the drug.
5. Does chlorpheniramine for cold also help to relieve symptoms of skin allergy? Yes. Chlorpheniramine present in Barohist P is an antihistamine which is used for treating skin allergies. Phenylephrine:
1. Is phenylephrine safe in older adults? Older adults with conditions such as high blood pressure and irregular heart rate should avoid phenylephrine that worsens the condition. Before taking any tablet consult your doctor.
2. Does phenylephrine cause drowsiness? No. Phenylephrine does not cause drowsiness but when taken in combination with other drugs such as clorpheniramine, it may cause sedation.
3. Is pseudoephedrine similar to phenylephrine in usage? Yes, both the drugs are used as nasal decongestants that relieves stuffy nose.
4. Is phenylephrine available over the counter? Yes, but phenylephrine is banned in few countries.
5. How can phenylephrine help in sinusitis and bronchitis treatment? Phenylephrine helps to treat the symptoms of sinusitis and bronchitis Menthol:
1. Is menthol safe for children? Yes. Coated menthol pills are safe for use in children aged 8 years and above.
2. What is the dose of menthol for a headache? About 10% menthol should be applied to the forehead to relieve tension headaches. This may be repeated after 15 -20 minutes. However, ask your doctor for the right dosage instructions.
3. Is it safe to use menthol during pregnancy? Yes. Menthol is safe during pregnancy when used within limits.
4. What is the effect of menthol in diarrhea patients? In patients with diarrhea, oral menthol can cause a burning sensation in the anal region.
5. Does menthol relieve tooth pain? Menthol is a painkiller which can be used for getting relief from a toothache. However, ask your doctor before use.