Exolit 50/1.25/15 Mg Suspension 60 Ml
Ambroxol 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. Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion caused by cold, infections (bronchitis), or allergies. 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. Terbutaline is used to treat symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Terbutaline treats emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Terbutaline is also used in premature labor.
How does the drug work?
Ambroxol 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. Guaifenesin belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants. It acts by thinning the mucus in the air passages thereby making easy to cough up the mucus and clear the airways. Menthol reduces the stomach cramps and spasms in the digestive system. When applied topically, it relieves pain by causing warmth on the skin surface. Terbutaline is classified under a group of medications called beta agonists. Terbutaline acts by relaxing and opening the airways, thereby making breathing easy.
What are the common side effect?
Ambroxol 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. The common side effects of guaifenesin include nausea and vomiting, itchy rash, hypersensitivity reaction, stomach pain, and diarrhea. The common side effects of menthol are heartburn, mouth sores, headache, and flushing. Terbutaline side effects include nausea, increased sweating, drowsiness, nervousness, shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, insomnia, tachycardia, heart rate irregular, tremor, throat tightness, and weakness.
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. 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 30C 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. Guaifenensin:
1. How long can I take guaifenesin? Use guaifenesin not more than 7 days. Consult your doctor in case of prolonged cough.
2. Is it safe to take guaifenesin if I have high blood pressure? No. Guaifenesin should not be taken by patients with high blood pressure.
3. What precautions should I take while using guaifenesin? This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid actions which require alertness such as driving and operating heavy machinery.
4. Is it safe to take guaifenesin with over-the-counter cold tablets? Yes, guaifenesin does not cause any interactions with over-the-counter cold tablets.
5. What should I do in case of an overdose? Overdose may result in dizziness or headache, rash, nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset. Seek emergency medical care. 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. Terbutaline:
1. Is terbutaline FDA approved and available over the counter? Terbutaline is FDA approved drug but it is available only as prescription medicine.
2. Is terbutaline similar to bromhexine? No. Terbutaline belongs to a class of medications called beta agonists where as bromhexine belongs to a class of medicines known as mucolytics.
3. Is Terbutaline available only in syrup form? No. Terbutaline is available as inhaler which relieves asthma attack.
4. I am diabetic is it safe to use terbutaline? Terbutaline may lead to hyperglycemia and also cause increased heart rate, so, it should be taken as prescribed by the doctor.
5. Is terbutalin similar to salbutlamol? Terbutaline and salbutamol belong to the same category of drugs beta agonists with similar action.