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Derivent Syrup


Product introduction

Derivent Syrup is a combination medicine used to treat asthma. It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe. It also thins and loosens mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.

Derivent Syrup is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, headache, rash, tremor, muscle cramp, palpitations. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your dizziness.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Derivent Syrup

Benefits of Derivent Syrup

In Treatment of Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which your airways become narrow and as a result, breathing becomes difficult. Derivent Syrup works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens it. As a result, it becomes easier for air to move in and out. It also thins and loosens mucus in the airways, helping you to cough out. This makes you breathe easy and gives relief from symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. Regular exercise and yoga can help improve the symptoms of asthma in the long term, in addition to improving overall health.

Side effects of Derivent 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 Derivent

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Restlessness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Tremors
  • Muscle cramp
  • Increased heart rate
  • Palpitations

How to use Derivent 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. Derivent Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Derivent Syrup with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Derivent Syrup works

Derivent Syrup is a combination of two bronchodilators (Etofylline and Salbutamol) and an expectorant (Guaifenesin). The bronchodilators work by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widen the airways. Guaifenesin works by decreasing the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Derivent Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Derivent 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
Derivent 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
Derivent Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Derivent Syrup may cause side effects such as dizziness, increased or uneven heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle pain. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Derivent Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Derivent Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Derivent Syrup in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Derivent Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Derivent Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Derivent Syrup in these patients.

What if you forget to take Derivent Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Derivent 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.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Derivent Syrup for the treatment of asthma.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
  • If at any time your breathing gets worse, please contact your doctor or nurse for advice straightaway.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart problems, high blood pressure or diabetes.
  • If you are due to have an operation or any dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment which medicines you are taking, as some anesthetics can interfere with Derivent Syrup.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking causes irritation and damage to the lungs and will make your condition worse.
  • Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can review your condition on a regular basis.

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Patient concerns

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Dry scaling Psoriasis (10 years); asthma 3 years.; obesity I have been on folitrax 7.5 mg x 2 once a week for the last 8 years. I also take folvite 50 daily. The breathing difficulty is recent. I am on seroflo inhaler twice a day and tiate once a day. There is no change in the psoriasis but the asthma is getting worse.
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You should visit md medicine for asthmaNo idea about asthma
Having dry cough not in regular basis sometime in the morning and sometime in the evening for last six months.Please advise some good medicine Thanks
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
first get your PFT to rule out asthmait can be seasonal asthma
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Name: Navil Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Address: Rose Cliff Bunglow, Next To Fatima Devi High School, Manchhubhai Road, Near Malad Subway, Malad (East), Mumbai - 400097, Maharashtra, India
Country of origin: India

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