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Salbutol Syrup

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Salbutol Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of cough. It thins mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.

Salbutol 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 healthcare team 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, indigestion, bloating, diarrhea, headache, palpitations, sweating, tremor, muscle cramps, skin rash, and increased heart rate. 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. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Salbutol Syrup

Side effects of Salbutol 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 Salbutol

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Tremor
  • Muscle cramp
  • Skin rash
  • Increased heart rate

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

How Salbutol Syrup works

Salbutol Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Salbutamol and Bromhexine, which relieves cough. Salbutamol and bromhexine. Salbutamol is a bronchodilator which relaxes muscles in your airways and widens airways. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Salbutol Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Salbutol 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 Salbutol Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Salbutol Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Salbutol Syrup 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
CAUTION
Salbutol Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Salbutol Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Salbutol Syrup in patients with kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Salbutol Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Salbutol Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Salbutol Syrup in patients with liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Salbutol Syrup
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Quick Tips

  • Salbutol Syrup 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 Salbutol Syrup 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. 

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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i have dry cough & cold so which syrup i take levosalbutamol / terbutaline I am a MR in fdc i have salbutol-ls syrup
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
U can take montair LC and cough suppressant if it's dry cough
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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References

  1. Salbutamol. Stockley Park West Uxbridge: Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd.; 2005 [revised 5 Feb. 2015]. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. European Medicne Agency. Revised assessment report: Ambroxol and bromhexine containing medicinal products. 2015. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Salbutamol/Albuterol. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Bromhexine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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