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Cofvent Syrup

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Introduction of Levosalbutamol

Cofvent Syrup is used in the treatment of cough with mucus. It thins mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.

Introduction of Ambroxol

Cofvent Syrup is used in the treatment of cough with mucus. It thins mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.

Cofvent Syrup should be taken with food. For better results, it is suggested to take it at the same time every day.  The dose and how often you take it depend on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms.  It is advised not to use it for more than 14 days without your doctor's consultation.
The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, nausea, and stomach upset. Talk to your doctor if you are worried about side effects or they would not go away. Generally, it is advised not to take alcohol while on treatment.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease or if you have stomach problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. You must take a doctor's advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Introduction of Guaifenesin

Cofvent Syrup is used in the treatment of cough with mucus. It thins mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.

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 Guaifenesin

Benefits of Ambroxol

In Treatment of Respiratory tract disorders associated with viscid mucus

Cofvent Syrup helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. This makes it easier for air to move in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor. Taking this medicine enables you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

Side effects of Levosalbutamol

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 Cofvent

  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Inflammation of the nose
  • Pain
  • Asthma
  • Pharyngitis

Side effects of Ambroxol

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 Cofvent

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach

Side effects of Guaifenesin

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 Cofvent

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

How Levosalbutamol works

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

How Ambroxol works

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

How Guaifenesin works

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

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Cofvent Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cofvent 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cofvent 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
UNSAFE
Cofvent Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cofvent Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cofvent Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Cofvent Syrup in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Cofvent Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cofvent Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Cofvent Syrup in these patients.

What if you forget to take Cofvent Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Cofvent Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

Levosalbutamol

  • Levosalbutamol 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 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.

Ambroxol

  • 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.

Guaifenesin

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

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Patient concerns

Patient concerns

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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.
Cough regularly with lots of mucus
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take sitopaladi churan half spoon twice with honey, trikatu tablet 2 tablet twice
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FAQs

Levosalbutamol

Q. How does Levosalbutamol work?

Levosalbutamol works by widening the air passages in your lungs so that air can flow into your lungs more freely. For people with asthma, Levosalbutamol helps to relieve symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, particularly at night.

Q. How should I take Levosalbutamol?

Levosalbutamol should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Levosalbutamol can be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day to reduce the chances of a missed dose. However, it is advisable to take Levosalbutamol just before bedtime with a glass of water.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Levosalbutamol?

If you forget a dose of Levosalbutamol, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose on the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. What would happen if I take higher than the recommended dose of Levosalbutamol?

Taking a higher than the recommended dose of Levosalbutamol may cause seizures, chest pain, nervousness, headache, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness and lack of energy. High doses of Levosalbutamol may also cause fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat, uncontrollable shaking of any part of the body and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. In any such case, seek immediate medical attention.

Q. Is Levosalbutamol better than Albuterol?

Both Levosalbutamol and Albuterol belong to the same class of medicines. and are used for quick relief in symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. Levosalbutamol contains the active form of Albuterol known as R-albuterol. On the other hand, Albuterol contains a mixture of equal amounts of R-albuterol (active form) and S-albuterol (inactive form of Albuterol). Levosalbutamol, being the active form may have lesser side effects when compared to the inactive form.

Q. Is it safe to take Levosalbutamol if I have heart disease?

Yes, it is considered safe, but its use depends on the severity of your heart problem. If you experience chest pain or any other symptom of worsening heart disease while taking Levosalbutamol, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. Being a diabetic, what should I remember while taking Levosalbutamol?

Levosalbutamol may cause blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, your doctor may adjust your dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines. Keep a regular check on your blood glucose levels and do not miss any dose. Consult your doctor if you experience a sudden rise in blood sugar levels.

Q. I have started using Levosalbutamol and I am experiencing headaches and shakiness. Is this because of Levosalbutamol and will these go away?

Yes, it could be due to Levosalbutamol. Feeling shaky is a common side effect of Levosalbutamol which usually goes away after some time. For headaches, drink plenty of water, get sufficient rest and avoid alcohol. Usually, headaches go away after a week. If they persist for a long time, contact your doctor.

Q. Can I smoke if I have been prescribed Levosalbutamol?

No, you should not smoke while taking Levosalbutamol. Smoking irritates the lungs. The medicine may make breathing more difficult, especially in patients who have asthma. Take advice from your doctor if you are finding it hard to avoid smoking.
Ambroxol

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.
Guaifenesin

Q. What is Guaifenesin used for?

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

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 pressure.

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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