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Helicet-AM Syrup


Introduction

Helicet-AM Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of cough with mucus. It thins mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out. It also relieves allergic symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing and also relieves minor throat irritation.

Helicet-AM 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 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, diarrhea, vomiting, dryness in the mouth, stomach discomfort, headache, rash, and fatigue. 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 can also cause sleepiness, 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 sleepiness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Helicet-AM Syrup

Side effects of Helicet-AM 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 Helicet-AM

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Allergic reaction
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness

How to use Helicet-AM 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. Helicet-AM Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Helicet-AM Syrup works

Helicet-AM Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Ambroxol, Guaifenesin, Levocetirizine and Menthol which relieve cough with mucus. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Helicet-AM Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Helicet-AM 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Helicet-AM Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Helicet-AM Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Helicet-AM Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Helicet-AM Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Helicet-AM Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Helicet-AM Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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Cough , with little mucus. Little cold and exclusive instence cough Sir I am suffering from cough
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Warm saline gargles, steam inhalation, syrup TusQ X 1 tsf tid x 3 days, Tab Loridin 1 tab Od x 3 days
Have severe cough from last three days. Thick mucus discharge with each cough
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
levofloxacin 500 mg twice daily for 3 dayssyrup grilinctus 15ml 3 times daily for 3days
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References

  1. European Medicine Agency. Ambroxol; 2001. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Guaifenesin. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Levocitrizine. Slough, Berkshire: UCB Pharma Limited; 2007 [revised 17 Apr. 2019]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Menthol. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. ScienceDirect. Ammonium chloride. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Helisinki Pharma, Karnal-132001, Haryana, India
Expires on or after: March, 2021

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