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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. Salbutamol is a bronchodilator used to prevent, improve, and treat asthma, bronchospasm, and other respiratory disorders. It is also used to delay the delivery in women undergoing premature labor.
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, in reducing the viscosity and thinning the sputum. Thus, the sputum can be readily removed through coughing. Salbutamol stimulates certain receptors located on the smooth muscles of the lung. This leads to the activation of an enzyme called cyclic AMP. It relaxes the bronchial muscles and decreases the airway resistance. Thus, salbutamol dilates the bronchi and is used as a medicine to relieve shortness of breath, asthma, and other lung disorders.
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 salbutamol include feeling bit shaky, flushing, muscle cramps, dryness of the mouth (only with salbutamol inhaler), restlessness, dizziness, and hypokalemia.
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? Store ambroxol medicine at a temperature below 30?C and keep it away from reach of children.
5. What are the forms in which ambroxol is available? Ambroxol is available in the form of tablets and syrup. Salbutamol:
1. I am diagnosed with hypertension. Can I use salbutamol to relieve shortness of breath? Salbutamol may cause additional complications when used in the people with hypertension. Talk to your doctor before using the drug.
2. What are the signs and symptoms of overdose? The signs and symptoms of overdose include severe muscle cramps, increased heart rate, and weakness. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience the above symptoms.
3. Can I take the salbutamol along with atenolol? No. Atenolol is a beta-blocker which constricts the airways and worsens the condition. However, you must consult your doctor before using the drug.
4. Can I use salbutamol during pregnancy? The safety of salbutamol in pregnancy is not yet established. It is only used when the benefits outweigh the risks. You must seek medical advice before using the drug.
5. Is salbutamol inhaler similar to budesonide inhaler in action? No. Salbutamol belongs to the class of drugs called bronchodilators, and budesonide belongs to corticosteroids. But, both the drugs are used for the treatment of asthma and other respiratory diseases.