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Overview

Uses of Nuhist Expectorant

Nuhist Expectorant is used in cough.

Nuhist Expectorant side effects

Common
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sleepiness

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

How Nuhist Expectorant works

Nuhist Expectorant is a combination of four medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Ammonium Chloride, Sodium Citrate and Menthol which relieve cough. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ammonium chloride is an expectorant which works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation.

Nuhist Expectorant related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Nuhist Expectorant may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Nuhist Expectorant is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Nuhist Expectorant during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Nuhist Expectorant may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Nuhist Expectorant is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Nuhist Expectorant is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nuhist Expectorant may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nuhist

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My son 7 month 22 day. Few time cough and cold runing nose, ihave alredy use HHLINCTUS AND NUHIST but no relif for runing nose sound to nose driking in milk and sleep time block nose NOSACLER use
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, there is usually nasal blockage in this age group. You can use nasoclear nasal drops every 2-3 hrly for nasal sounds and blockage.Medicines in this age baby to be taken only after physical examination by Pediatrician.
Mucus cough is there already giving only nebulizer of asthalin which is batter combination?asthakind expectorant or azitromycin 100
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
The risks that are associated with self-medication include: ?Inaccurate diagnosis. ?Using inappropriate medications that cause side effects. ?Masking the symptoms of a serious condition. ?Delaying medical advice. ?Inaccurate dosage that leads to accidental overdoseDr need a diagnosis to suggest you medicine or give opinion. Diagnosis cannot be done without clinical examination of patient. There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. Your child may need antibiotics. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the prescription medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis.
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