Blukof Syrup


Introduction

Blukof Syrup effectively treats wet cough (cough with mucus) in children. It helps in thinning the mucus by increasing its water content. This relieves throat irritation and clears congestion, enabling easy breathing in your child.

Give Blukof Syrup to your child orally, with or without food. Give it with food to reduce the chances of stomach upset. You may be required to give this medicine to your child for a few days to weeks, depending upon your child’s clinical condition and severity of the illness. Do not stop the medication abruptly by yourself, even if your child starts to feel better. Continue the medicine until the prescribed course is complete. Do not give more than the prescribed dose for fast relief as it may cause unwanted effects and worsen your child’s condition.

If your child vomits soon after taking Blukof Syrup, help the child calm down and repeat the same dose. Skip the dose if it is time for the next dose. Do not overdose to catch up for the missed one. Do not give this medicine to your child for the long term without consulting your child’s doctor. Check the medicine label thoroughly and never combine this medicine with other cold and flu medicines as that may lead to side effects.

Blukof Syrup may have some common and temporary side effects. These may include excessive salivation, fatigue, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach discomfort, irregular heartbeat, rash, tremors, and numbness or tingling sensation in the hands or feet. In case of worrisome episodes, call your child’s doctor right away.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history, including any previous episode of respiratory illness, allergy, heart problems, blood disorders, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, sinus issues, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Blukof Syrup

Benefits of Blukof Syrup

In Treatment of Cough with mucus

Blukof Syrup helps gently soothe and relieve your child’s cough. It loosens thick mucus by increasing the water level of the mucus, thereby making it easier to cough out. This makes breathing easy and reduces the frequency of coughing. Along with medications, drinking lukewarm water and gargling with warm salt water may also help ease symptoms for your child.

Side effects of Blukof Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Blukof

  • Excessive salivation
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
  • Rash
  • Tremor

How to use Blukof Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Blukof Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Blukof Syrup works

Blukof Syrup contains three active medicines. Each ingredient present in this medicine plays a pivotal role. Ambroxol is a mucolytic that thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that decreases the stickiness of the mucus and helps in its removal from the airways. Terbutaline is a bronchodilator that relaxes and widens the muscles in the airways.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Blukof Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Blukof 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Blukof Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Blukof Syrup alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Blukof Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Blukof Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Blukof Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Blukof Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Blukof Syrup?

Do not panic. Unless your doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick tips

  • Blukof Syrup may make your child feel sleepy. Advise your child to be cautious when taking part in physical activities.
  • Do not share your child’s medicines with other children, even if they show similar symptoms. Each child is different, and the dose and frequency of medicine depend upon factors like body weight, age, and clinical condition.
  • Stop Blukof Syrup and immediately report to the doctor if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Clean and disinfect surfaces after sneezing and coughing to avoid allergies.
    2. Give your child plenty of fluids as it helps to thin and loosen the mucus accumulated in the lungs.
    3. Restrain your child from having caffeinated products and foods that are spicy and fried. All these can trigger coughing.
    4. Make your child gargle with warm saltwater.
    5. Ensure your child takes enough rest.

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Patient concerns

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I am living in Saudi Arabia and I had fever and cold and cough, since two days so I took mcold and blukof syrup calpol tablets so now I got allergic rashes at below the knee and it itches bit what I have to do
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Stop all medications and take Tab Lecope 1 OD x 3 days. Never do self medications and show yourself to a Doctor asap
Cogestion in chest with cough with mucus
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult Pediatrician (child Dr). Pediatrician will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. Dr. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause Dr. will prescribe you treatment.
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FAQs

Q. My child has a cough with no mucus. Can I give Blukof Syrup?

No, Blukof Syrup is advised for the treatment of wet cough. It aims to expel the mucus from the airway tract, thereby relieving your child from throat irritation, congestion and rendering him a soothing effect. Whereas, for a dry cough, cough suppressants are a better option. So, it will be wise to ask your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. What if my child takes too much Blukof Syrup?

An overdose or a prolonged intake of Blukof Syrup may cause serious side effects like seizures, rapid heart rate, and excess salivation. Make sure to give this medicine to your child strictly as per the prescribed dose, time, and way. You must also ensure not to stop the medication abruptly even if your child starts to feel better. Sudden withdrawal of this medicine may worsen your child’s condition.

Q. My child has a severe cough. Can I give him two cough medicines together?

Do not give your child more than one cough or cold medicine at a time unless advised by your child’s doctor. In case of confusion, always consult your child’s doctor before giving any medications to your child.

Q. Can I give my cough medicine to my child?

Never give your child the medicines that have been recommended for use by adults. Children should only be given the medicines that have been formulated for them, else it may cause unwanted side effects. Check the label of the medicine properly before giving it to your child. Follow the prescribed dose strictly.

Q. How should Blukof Syrup be stored?

Blukof Syrup should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.

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References

  1. Albrecht HH, Dicpinigaitis PV, Guenin EP. Role of guaifenesin in the management of chronic bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infections. Multidiscip Respir Med. 2017;12:31. [Accessed 10 Sept. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Seattle Children’s, Seattle, Washington. Using Over-the-Counter Medicines When You Have Kidney Disease: Information for your child. [Accessed 10 Sept. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Expires on or after: January, 2022

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