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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Dilosyn expectorant may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Dilosyn expectorant is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Dilosyn expectorant is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DILOSYN

Ammonium Chloride(100 mg)

Uses

Ammonium Chloride is used in the treatment of cough with mucus.

How it works

Ammonium chloride is an expectorant, which helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs and thereby relieves the cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis. 

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Difficulty in swallowing, Sickness, Nausea, Stomach pain, Shortness of breath, Throat disorder
Menthol(0.25 mg)

Uses

Menthol is used in the treatment of dermatitis (skin rash or irritation), itching and eczema (red and itchy skin).

How it works

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Abdominal pain, Coma, Apnea (absence of breathing), Altered heart rate, Vertigo, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Contact dermatitis, Drowsiness
Sodium Citrate(50 mg)

Uses

Sodium Citrate is used in short term fluid replacement after trauma, dehydration and irrigation solution for eye/nose.

How it works

Sodium citrate is a salt and belongs to class of medications called as urinary alkalinizers. It neutralizes excess acid in the blood and urine thereby relieving the associated symptoms. 

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Vomiting, Nausea
Methdilazine(2.5 mg)

Uses

Methdilazine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Methdilazine belongs to a class of drugs called phenothiazines.  It blocks the substance which causes allergic reactions, thereby relieving the allergic symptoms.

Common side effects

Blood disorder, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Headache, Tremor

Common Dosage for DILOSYN EXPECTORANT

Patients taking DILOSYN EXPECTORANT

  • 50%
    Thrice A Day
  • 27%
    Once A Day
  • 15%
    Twice A Day
  • 8%
    Four Times A Day

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Expert advice for DILOSYN

Do not take ammonium chloride if you are allergic to ammonium chloride or any of the other ingredients of the cough syrup Consult your doctor before taking ammonium chloride in cough syrup:
  • If you have prolonged cough or asthma.
  • If you are taking any other cough medication.
  • If you are breast-feeding or pregnant.
Consult your doctor before taking ammonium chloride as injection:
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you are having nausea as one of the symptoms.

Frequently asked questions for DILOSYN

Ammonium Chloride

Q.How does ammonium chloride work?
Ammonium chloride is used as an expectorant (helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs) thus helping in curing cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis

Q.Is ammonium chloride safe/ dangerous?
Anmmonium chloride is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.

Sodium Citrate

Q.Is sodium citrate ionic, covalent, or dissolve in water?
Sodium citrate is an ionic compound and dissolves in water. It does not contain covalent bonds

Q.Is sodium citrate a preservative, vegan or natural compound?
Yes, sodium citrate is a vegan compound used as a preservative

Q.Can I take sodium citrate with antibiotics?
No, avoid taking any two medications together and keep a gap of at least 1 hour between two drugs

Q.Does sodium citrate cause diarrhea?
Yes, long term use of sodium citrate can cause diarrhea

Q.Does sodium citrate cure cystitis and cancer?
Sodium citrate is used to treat cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder) in women. It is not known to cause cancer

Q.Does sodium citrate contain gluten?
No, sodium citrate does not contain gluten

Q.Does sodium citrate bind calcium and have iodine in its structure?
No, sodium citrate does not contain iodine but it binds to the calcium in the blood and reduces blood clotting

Q.Is sodium citrate the same as citric acid?
Sodium citrate is an acid salt of citric acid

Q.Is sodium citrate safe?
Sodium citrate is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)