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Composition FOR DERIVENT LS

Guaifenesin(NA),Salbutamol(NA)

food interaction for DERIVENT LS

alcohol interaction for DERIVENT LS

pregnancy interaction for DERIVENT LS

lactation interaction for DERIVENT LS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Derivent ls drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR DERIVENT LS

Guaifenesin(NA)

Uses

Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of cough with mucus

How it works

Guaifenesin works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and help their removal from the airways.

Common side effects

Nausea, Itchy rash, Hypersensitivity reaction, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting
Salbutamol(NA)

Uses

Salbutamol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

How it works

The Salbutamol works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Chest pain, Cough, Dizziness, Headache, Heartburn, Muscle cramp, Swelling, Skin rash, Tachycardia, Irregular heart rate, Tremor, Urticaria

SUBSTITUTES FOR DERIVENT LS

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR DERIVENT LS

  • 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).

Frequently asked questions FOR DERIVENT LS

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.

Salbutamol

Q. Is salbutamol a steroid/ an antibiotic/ a cough syrup/ a betablocker/ contains steroid/ addictive/ a rescue inhaler?
Salbutamol (also available as Asthalin, Ventolin, Albuterol) is a beta receptor agonist used to prevent and treat wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a rescue inhaler for asthma. It is not a steroid or contains steroid or an antibiotic. It is not an addictive drug

Q. Does salbutamol need prescription?
Yes. Salbutamol is available only by prescription

Q. Is salbutamol safe/ safe for babies?
Salbutamol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does salbutamol cause drowsiness/ increased heart rate/ increase blood pressure/ weight gain?
Salbutamol may cause light headedness, increased heart rate or increased blood pressure; however it is not known to cause drowsiness or weight gain. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)