Okaril Expectorant


Overview

Uses of Okaril Expectorant

Okaril Expectorant is used in the treatment of cough.

Okaril Expectorant side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Muscle cramp
  • Tremor
  • Increased heart rate
  • Palpitations

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

How Okaril Expectorant works

Okaril Expectorant is a combination of four medicines: Bromhexine, Guaifenesin, Menthol and Salbutamol/Albuterol. Bromhexine 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. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation. Salbutamol/Albuterol is a bronchodilator which relax the muscles in the airways and widen the airways.Together, they make breathing easier.

Okaril Expectorant related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Okaril Expectorant may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Okaril Expectorant during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Okaril Expectorant may cause side effects such as dizziness, increased or uneven heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle pain. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Okaril Expectorant is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Okaril Expectorant may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Okaril Expectorant is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Okaril 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Okaril Expectorant relieves cough associated with bronchitis, bronchial asthma, emphysema and other broncho-pulmonary disorders.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of thyroid or heart disease.
  • Stop taking Okaril Expectorant and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Okaril

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Severe cough from last 3 days iam using cough-q tablets but there is no use please suggest me the correct medication
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
take azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 3 days after breakfast and takr syrup grilinctus 2tsf thrice daily for 3 days and tablet cetcip 10 mg twice daily for 3 days
Dear sir I have not breathing easly because my chest is congested and many cough and some blood out from my mouth some time, and my nose is alway close and comes water so please suggest me some medicine for this problemI have try many medicine for this but when medicine are closed then problem are returnThis time I have taken.only one medicine histamine-m with antibiotic
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
first u need to do some testAFB for sputum and Chest xray, also CBC< ESR
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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