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Overview

Introduction of Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

Axol LS Syrup is used in the treatment of cough with mucus. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. It also thins and loosens mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.



Axol LS Syrup may be taken with food. But, it is better to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Before taking it, inform doctor if you have suffered or are currently suffering from any stomach, liver or kidney problem.

This medication may cause side effects like stomach upset and vomiting.

Introduction of Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

Axol LS Syrup is used in the treatment of cough with mucus. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. It also thins and loosens mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.



This medication may be taken with or without food and It is better to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. In case, you have missed any dose than it is better to take another one as soon as you remember it.

Dizziness may occur as its side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. You should avoid alcohol along with this medicine as it may worsen your side effects.

Uses of Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

Uses of Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

Side effects of Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

Common
  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle cramp
  • Increased heart rate

Side effects of Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset

Side effects of Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Itchy rash
  • Hypersensitivity reaction

How Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol works

Axol LS Syrup is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

How Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol works

Axol LS Syrup is a mucolytic medication. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.

How Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol works

Axol LS Syrup works by decreasing the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Axol LS Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Axol LS Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Axol LS Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Axol LS Syrup alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Axol LS Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Axol LS Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Axol LS Syrup in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Axol LS Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Axol LS Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Axol LS Syrup in these patients.

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Quick Tips

Quick Tips

  • Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness.
  • The inhalers are called 'reliever' inhalers as they give you quick relief from breathing problems.
  • Always keep the inhaler upright during loading of the dose and administration steps.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • If you need to use Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol more than 3 times a week, it could be a sign that your breathing problem is not well controlled. Talk to your doctor about it.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart diseases or if you experience heart racing, headache, or chest pain.

Quick Tips

  • Ambroxol helps in thinning and removal of the mucus (slimy and sticky substance) from the airways, thereby treats various respiratory conditions.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.  
  • Do not use Ambroxol for more than 14 days, without your doctor’s advice.
  • Inform your doctor if you have suffered or are currently suffering from any stomach, liver or kidney problem. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Quick Tips

  • Guaifenesin should be taken as per dose and duration suggetsed by the doctor.

Patient Concerns

Patient Concerns

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I'm having cough with mucus and sour throat , for last 5days. need any good cough syrup for that
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Syrup TusQ X 1tsf tid x 3 days
I am having cough with mucus from last 7 to 8 days. Please suggest some medicine.
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
You may take Hepar sulph 200, 4 drops in half cup water thrice daily for 5 days and Koffez cough syrup 1 tsp twice daily for 5 days
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FAQs

FAQs

Q. Is Levosalbutamol steroid?

No. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta agonists. It relaxes the muscles in the walls of the airways, opens them and thereby eases breathing in patients who have reversible obstructive airway disease like asthma, or some cases of chronic bronchitis

Q. What is Levosalbutamol syrup?

Levosalbutamol syrup is available for oral use to prevent and treat breathlessness in patients of asthma or chronic bronchitis. It contains 1 mg of Levosalbutamol per 5 ml of syrup.
FAQs

Q. Is Ambroxol good for dry cough?

No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q. Does Ambroxol make you sleepy?

No, Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy.
FAQs

Q. What is Guaifenesin used for?

Guaifenesin is an expectorant, mainly used to relieve chest congestion by aiding the removal of mucus

Q. What is Ascoril+/Ascoril LS/ Ascorl D cough syrup?

Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, while Ascorl LS contails levosalbutamol. In addition both syrups contain bromhexine and guaifenesin and are used to relieve cough due to acute and chronic inflammation of the airways (bronchitis) and other cough conditions.Ascoril D is a medicine for dry cough and it does not contain guaifenesin

Q. Is Ascoril+ an antibiotic?

No, Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, bromhexine and guaifenesin. It does not contain any antibiotic

Q. Does Ascoril+/ Ascoril LS cause drowsiness?

No, terbutaline, levosalbutamol, bromhexine and guaifenesin do not cause any drowsiness. Hence, Ascoril+ or Ascoril LS syrup does not cause drowsiness

Q. How long can I take guaifenesin?

Consult your doctor for use more than 7 days

Q. Can I take guaifenesin if I have high blood pressure?

Guaifenesin should not be taken by individuals with high blood pressur

Q. Can I take guaifenesin with phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen)?

There are no known drug interactions between phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) and guaifenesin. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on guaifenesin

Q. Can I take guaifenesin with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation) and Dayquil (OTC cold and cough preparation), Benadryl, benzonatate?

Guaifenesin can be taken with other cold and cough preparation including Sudafed, Dayquil, Benadryl and benzonatate . However, other formulations containing guaifenesin must be avoided to avoid a double dose. Also, guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough since the combination would not be logical and you may be exposed to unnecessary side effects.

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References
  1. Levalbuterol. Marlborough, Massachusetts: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 1999. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. European Medicine Agency. Revised assessment report: Ambroxol and bromhexine containing medicinal products; 2015. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Guaifenesin. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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