Shwas Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Bromhexine, etofylline, menthol and albuterol. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Etofylline and albuterol are bronchodilators which work by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widen the airways. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation.
Shwas Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Shwas Syrup 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.
No information is available on the use of Shwas Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether Shwas Syrup alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Shwas Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Shwas Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Shwas Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Shwas Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.