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Bromhexine is used to treat breathing difficulty due to excessive mucus in the air passages associated with respiratory tract infections. 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. Guaifenesin is used to treat 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.
How does the drug work?
Bromhexine is classified under a group of medications known as expectorants or mucolytic agents. Bromhexine acts by thinning the mucus, which facilitates expectoration and relieves cough. Terbutaline is classified under a group of medications called beta agonists. Terbutaline acts by relaxing and opening the airways, thereby making breathing easy. 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.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of bromhexine include irritation in the ear, allergic skin rash, headache, and dizziness. 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. The common reported side effects of guaifenesin are itching, rashes, hives, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
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. Is bromhexine an antihistamine? No, bromhexine is not an antihistamine, it is a mucolytic.
2. I am experiencing irritation in the ear after taking bromhexine, shall I stop the medication? Irritation in the ear is a common side effect of bromhexine, which weans off over time. If this irritation persists or worsens, consult your doctor.
3. Is it safe to take alcohol while on bromhexine medication? No. It may worsen your side effects if taken with bromhexine.
4. Is bromhexine safe during pregnancy? Yes. Bromhexine is safe during pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before taking the medication.
5. What if I missed a dose of bromhexine? Bromhexine is usually taken when needed, so even if you miss a dose it may not cause any harm.
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 (Bricanyl) 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 salbulamol? Terbutaline and salbutamol belong to the same category of drugs beta agonists with similar action.
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.