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Overview

Introduction

Expectomin Expectorant is used to treat dry cough. It thins mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also provides relief from runny nose, watery eyes and throat irritation.

Expectomin Expectorant is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is better to take it with food to avoid stomach upset. 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 doctor 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, bloating, diarrhea, indigestion, headache, sweating, and skin rash. 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. This medicine 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 make dizziness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Keep it out of reach of children. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from any lung, liver or kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Uses of Expectomin Expectorant

Side effects of Expectomin Expectorant

Common
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Indigestion
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Expectomin Expectorant

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. Expectomin Expectorant may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Expectomin Expectorant works

Expectomin Expectorant is a combination of four medicines: Ammonium chloride, bromhexine, dextromethorphan and menthol which relieve dry cough. Ammonium chloride is an expectorant which works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Expectomin Expectorant. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Expectomin Expectorant 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Expectomin Expectorant during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Expectomin Expectorant may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Expectomin Expectorant is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Expectomin Expectorant may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Expectomin Expectorant is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

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what will i do for dry cough ?
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Take Syrup Ventorlin Expectorant 1 tsf thrice ad ay x 3 days . Steam inhalation twice a day
Hi my son is coughing a lot from last 1 day
Dr. Prashant Singh
Paediatrics
any anti tussive syrup would do if its a dry cough so can give Ambrodil or Piriton CSif its a productive cough any expectorant would be fine, like Ascoryl
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References
  1. ScienceDirect. Ammonium chloride. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. European Medicne Agency. Revised assessment report: Ambroxol; 2001. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Dextromethorphan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Menthol. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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