DERIVENT LS DROP

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Medicine Overview of DERIVENT LS DROP

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Uses of Etofylline

Etofylline is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd) and asthma.
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Side effects of Etofylline

Common

Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal upset, Restlessness.

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How to use Etofylline

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Avoid Derivent ls drop with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How DERIVENT LS DROP works

Etofylline works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.
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Uses of Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of cough with mucus.
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Side effects of Guaifenesin

Common

Nausea, Itchy rash, Hypersensitivity reaction, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting.

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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 marked dropper and take it as directed. Avoid Derivent ls drop with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How DERIVENT LS DROP works

Guaifenesin works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways.
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Uses of Salbutamol

Salbutamol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd).
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Side effects of Salbutamol

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Cough, Respiratory tract inflammation, Throat irritation, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Respiratory tract infection.

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How to use Salbutamol

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Avoid Derivent ls drop with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How DERIVENT LS DROP works

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

In Depth Information on DERIVENT LS DROP

Expert advice for Etofylline

  • Inform your doctor if you have any liver problems, thyroid disorders, high blood pressure, history of fits (seizures), or stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers).
  • Tell your doctor if you are a smoker or have history of smoking or alcohol consumption.
  • Use with caution if you are an elderly patient or have heart problems or hypoxemia (a condition related to very low oxygen levels in blood).
  • Contact your doctor immediately if you experience worsening of symptoms of asthma.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to etofylline, other xanthine derivatives or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if less than six years.
  • Do not take if history of heart attack or fits.
  • Do no take if suffering from stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers).

Expert advice for 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).

Expert advice for Salbutamol

  • Use salbutamol inhalation exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • Always keep the inhaler upright during the loading of the dose and administration steps.
  • If you can feel a slightly sweet tasting powder in your mouth after inhaling, you have received the dose and the active substance has reached your lungs.
  • During use, regularly wipe the mouthpiece with a fibre-free tissue or soft cloth.
  • Always replace the inhaler cap after you have used the inhaler.
  • Always tell your doctor if you suffer from an over active thyroid gland.
  • Take special precaution if you experience chest pains.
  • Take special care with salbutamol if you suffer from any disease of the heart.
Warnings
Special precautions for DERIVENT LS DROP
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Derivent ls drop may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for 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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Frequently asked questions for 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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