Expectorant

 

Application: Cough - Cold - Lung problems such as asthma and bronchitis

 

Expectorant drug forms

  • Syrup, tablets

 

 

 

Expectorant drug information

Dosage and method of taking expectorant

Contraindications to expectorant

Expectorant use during pregnancy and lactation

Impact of expectorant on driving and working with machines

Expectorant drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking expectorant

Side effects of expectorant

Excessive use of expectorant (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of expectorant

 

 

 

Expectorant drug information

Expectorant, due to its expectorant effect, increases the volume and reduces the adhesion of bronchial secretions and facilitates breathing. For this reason, this drug is used to treat coughs and congestion caused by colds, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases. However, you should know that this drug is not usually used for persistent cough caused by smoking or long-term respiratory problems (such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema) unless prescribed by a doctor.

The safety of cough and cold products for children under 6 years of age has not been established. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children under 6 years of age unless your child has been prescribed this medicine. The pill may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age, do not give this medicine to your child arbitrarily.

Cough and cold products do not cure or shorten the duration of a cold and may cause serious side effects. Natural methods of treating colds (such as drinking plenty of fluids) are the best treatment. To reduce the risk of serious side effects, take the right dose of medication as prescribed by your doctor.

 

Dosage and method of taking expectorant

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting expectorant treatment. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of expectorant varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Forms of expectorant (syrup, tablets) are different; To buy this medicine, you must pay attention to your doctor's prescription.
  • The amount of expectorant syrup used varies depending on the weight, pay attention to the doctor's prescription while taking the medicine.
  • Take the medicine regularly to be effective.
  • It is best to drink plenty of water after taking this medicine to relieve airway obstruction.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of expectorant at a set time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to expectorant

  • Note the expiration date of the expectorant and do not take it if the expiration date on your medicine has expired.
  • Never give expectorant to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for expectorant drug interactions, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
  • Expectorant is not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
  • Expectorant tablets are not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
  • Drugs such as expectorants are not recommended for patients with phenylketonuria, as they may have adverse effects on these patients.

 

Expectorant use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

Impact of expectorant on driving and working with machines

Expectorant may cause drowsiness and drowsiness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Expectorant drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Expectorant may interfere with certain medical tests and cause erroneous results. Inform laboratory personnel that you have used this medicine before the test.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking expectorant

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before and while taking this medicine:

  • If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have respiratory problems or asthma.
  • If you have a liver problem.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have a cough with sputum or blood.
  • If you have phenylketonuria.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.

 

Side effects of expectorant

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Boredom and feeling sick
  • Nausea and vomiting: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods and take medicine after meals.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of expectorant.

 

Excessive use of expectorant (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of expectorant

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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