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Protussa Cough Syrup

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Introduction

Protussa Cough Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It works by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain. It relieves allergic symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, throat irritation.

Protussa Cough 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, upset stomach, and 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 also cause dizziness and 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 dizziness worse.

It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Protussa Syrup

Benefits of Protussa Syrup

In Dry cough

A dry cough, also known as non-productive cough, is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. This is irritating, usually associated with a tickly throat and may be caused due to cold, flu, allergies or throat irritants. Protussa Cough Syrup suppresses dry, hacking coughs. It will also relieve allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or throat irritation and help you carry out your daily activities more easily.
This medicine is safe and effective. Protussa Cough Syrup usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

Side effects of Protussa 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 Protussa

  • Upset stomach
  • Sleepiness

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

How Protussa Syrup works

Protussa Cough Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which helps reduce cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Protussa Cough Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Protussa Cough 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Protussa Cough Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Protussa Cough Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Protussa Cough Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Protussa Cough Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Protussa Cough Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Protussa Cough Syrup helps relieve dry persistent cough.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Protussa Cough Syrup as it can cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

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Patient Concerns

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High running nose,throt infection, noise vibrating pain with cough,gave maxtraa,and protussa but no benifit
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
For cough, cold -- Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Dry, hacking coughs respond to honey in hot water, tea, or lemon juice. Drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost from sweating and having a runny nose, get plenty of rest, eat healthily ? a low-fat, high-fibre diet is recommended, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. OTC drugs, gargling with salt water and sucking on menthol sweets can help relieve a sore throat and blocked nose, are generally safe for older children and adults to take, but might not be suitable for babies, young children. Avoid applying Vicks VapoRub to babies and toddlers.You should never give children under 4 years of age over-the-counter cough and cold products without checking with your child's doctor. These medicines may harm young children. There are many underlying causes of cough and cold. 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 patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you specific treatment. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.
What is a dry and productive cough syrup for baby
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
In dry cough cough suppressants are used. In productive cough mucolytics are used.
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FAQs

Q. Will Protussa Cough Syrup be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Protussa Cough Syrup?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Protussa Cough Syrup. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Protussa Cough Syrup cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Protussa Cough Syrup Hydrobromide may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoiding driving car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.

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References

  1. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine and dextromethorphan. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. DailyMed. Chlorpheniramine maleate and dextromethorphan hydrobromide liquid. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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