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Overview

Uses of Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

Uses of Guaifenesin

Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol side effects

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

Ambroxol side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset

Guaifenesin side effects

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

How to use Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

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.

How to use Ambroxol

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.

How to use Guaifenesin

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.

How Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol works

Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

How Ambroxol works

Ambroxol 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

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

Coofast-LS Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Coofast-LS Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Coofast-LS Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Coofast-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
Coofast-LS Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Coofast-LS Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Coofast-LS Syrup in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Coofast-LS Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Coofast-LS Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Coofast-LS Syrup in these patients.

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Expert Advice

Related to Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

  • 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.

Related to 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.

Related to Guaifenesin

  • Do not take guaifenesin if you have known allergy to it.
  • Stop guaifenesin and consult your doctor immediately if you develop breathing difficulty swelling on your face, neck throat or tongue (severe allergic reactions).
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are taking more than one cough and cold medicine.
  • Consult your doctor before you start taking guaifenesin if you have asthma, inflammation of air passages (bronchitis), lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) such as emphysema, smokers cough,  porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs).
  • Consult your doctor before you start guaifenesin if you are suffering from liver or kidney problems, or if you are taking alcohol.
  • Guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough.
  • Consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days, tend to recur, or are accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.
  • It is important to tell your doctor, while undergoing urine tests, if have recently taken or are taking guaifenesin as it can affect some results.
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless it is advised by your doctor.
  • Use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle; discard after 4 weeks of opening even if not used (consult your pharmacist for the procedure to dispose).

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FAQs

Related to Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol

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.
Related to 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.
Related to Guaifenesin

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
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  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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