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Fluimucil 200mg Powder

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Overview

Introduction

Fluimucil 200mg Powder is a prescription medicine used for reducing mucous secretion in various lung diseases like bronchitis, asthma and emphysema. It is also used to treat poisoning caused by paracetamol medicine overdose.

Fluimucil 200mg Powder can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Dissolve the tablet in a glass of water and drink it immediately. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. In case, you have missed any doses than it is better to take the next dose as soon as you remember it. However, you should never take a double dose.

The most common side effects of this medicine include fever, nausea, vomiting, and rash.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, it is advised to drink plenty of fluids while on treatment with this medicine.

Before taking this medicine let your doctor know if you suffer from asthma, as close monitoring is required while taking this medicine. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Uses of Fluimucil Powder

  • Respiratory disease with excessive mucus

Side effects of Fluimucil Powder

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 Fluimucil

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Fluimucil Powder

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Fluimucil 200mg Powder may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fluimucil Powder works

Fluimucil 200mg Powder is a mucolytic medication. It works by thinning the mucus (phlegm) making it easier to cough out. Thus, it clears the air passages and makes breathing easier. It also has antioxidant action.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Fluimucil 200mg Powder does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fluimucil 200mg Powder is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fluimucil 200mg Powder is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Fluimucil 200mg Powder does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fluimucil 200mg Powder is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fluimucil 200mg Powder may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fluimucil 200mg Powder is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fluimucil 200mg Powder may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Fluimucil Powder?

If you miss a dose of Fluimucil 200mg Powder, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Fluimucil 200mg Powder for the treatment of various respiratory conditions associated with excessive mucus production.
  • It has a smelly odor. This is normal and does not indicate that the medicine has changed.
  • Dissolve the effervescent tablet in half a glass of water. Drink the solution immediately.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.

Patient Concerns

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I had a csection on the and my wound is fine ,no pain its healed but i am discharging a white mucus from my vagina, is it normal
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
White mucus discharge can be normal if it's not excessive or not associated with any itching or foul smell. In case of doubt please consult a gynae nearby
Dust allergy and probleam on respiratory system when mucus lump in throat
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Mostprobably u are suffering from allergic rhinitis. Do a ct scan of PNS. Consult a ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
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FAQs

Q. How is Fluimucil administered?

Fluimucil is given as a tablet form and can be taken with or without food. The tablets are to be taken twice daily in the morning and evening. The exact dosage and frequency of dose will be decided by the doctor on the basis of age and weight of the patient.

Q. Can I take Fluimucil if I have liver problems?

It has been found that in some cases Fluimucil can cause liver damage in prone patients and can lead to increased liver enzymes. Hence, it should be used with caution in patients with liver disease or who are prone to have liver disease/ history of liver disease. Before starting the medication inform your doctor if you have had a history of liver disease.

Q. Is Fluimucil safe in pregnancy?

No, Fluimucil is not safe during pregnancy. There is evidence to show that it can cause major birth defects in the newborn baby and can harm the baby in womb. It is not advised to take Fluimucil if you are planning to become pregnant. You should use reliable contraception methods while you take Fluimucil. Consult your doctor before starting this medication or planning pregnancy.

Q. Are there chances of anemia with Fluimucil?

Yes, there are chances that Fluimucil may cause anemia. It has been observed that Fluimucil can cause a dose-related decrease in hemoglobin in the blood which could lead to anemia. Regular hemoglobin check is advised while taking Fluimucil and consult your prescribing doctor for his advice. If the patients develop anemia then in some cases blood transfusion is done to correct it.

Q. Is Fluimucil safe for pregnant women?

Fluimucil can be given to a pregnant woman if the benefit of this medicine is more than the risk involved. Evidence shows it can be used in pregnant females without any gross risk to the fetus in the womb. Consult your doctor before starting the medication.

Q. How long can you take Fluimucil for?

The duration of treatment with Fluimucil will be decided by the doctor. It will depend on the type of disease for which it has been prescribed. For respiratory conditions, it can be taken for 5 days and can be further extended to 2 weeks depending upon the condition of the patient.

Q. Can Fluimucil be given to children below 2 years of age?

Medicines like Fluimucil are not recommended to be used in children under 2 years of age. This is because the medicine works by dissolving the mucus which can cause a block in the breathing airway, and children below 2 years of age may not be able to clear it or cough it out properly. Still, in certain conditions it can be prescribed by your doctor, hence, follow the instructions as provided. Consult the doctor for any query.

Q. Can I take cough syrups while taking Fluimucil?

No, you should not start taking cough syrups without consulting your doctor. The cough syrups which suppresses the cough should be avoided with this medication as it would interfere with the action of the medicine. Consult your doctor who will suggest an effective cough syrup which can increase the expectoration or sputum.

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