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food interaction for TOSCOF

alcohol interaction for TOSCOF

pregnancy interaction for TOSCOF

lactation interaction for TOSCOF

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Toscof 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR TOSCOF

Terbutaline(2.5 mg)

Uses

Terbutaline is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd).

How it works

The Terbutaline works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Cough, Respiratory tract inflammation, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Respiratory tract infection, Throat irritation
Bromhexine(8 mg)

Uses

Bromhexine is used in the treatment of cough

How it works

Bromhexine thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Dizziness, Headache
Ammonium Chloride(100 mg)

Uses

Ammonium Chloride is used in the treatment of cough with mucus

How it works

Ammonium chloride works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Difficulty in swallowing, Sickness, Nausea, Stomach pain, Shortness of breath, Throat disorder
Menthol(1.5 mg)

Uses

Menthol is used in the treatment of dermatitis, itching and eczema.

How it works

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.

Common side effects

Balance disorder (loss of balance), Vomiting, Altered heart rate, Drowsiness, Hypersensitivity reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Contact dermatitis, Skin irritation, Apnea (absence of breathing), Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Vertigo, Coma

SUBSTITUTES FOR TOSCOF

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Expert advice FOR TOSCOF

  • This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid smoking and smoke prone places.
  • Do not use terbutaline if you are allergic to terbutaline or to other drugs such as epinephrine, albuterol.
  • Consult your doctor before taking terbutaline if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR TOSCOF

Terbutaline

Q.

Is terbutaline a steroid/ corticosteroid/ a catecholamine/ a narcotic/ cough syrup?
Terbutaline (also available as Bricanyl, Brozedex and in combination as Asthakind) belongs to a class of medications called beta agonists. It is used to prevent and treat wheezing, cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. It is not a corticosteroid, catecholamine or a narcotic

Q.

Is terbutaline FDA approved/ available over the counter?
Terbutaline is FDA approved drug and available only by prescription given by your doctor

Q.

Is Bricanyl the same as Ventolin/ better than Ventolin?
Terbutaline (Bricanyl) and salbutamol (Ventolin) belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

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Q.

Is Bricanyl a preventer or reliever?
Terbutaline (Bricanyl) is a reliever inhaler, as it relieves asthma attack

Q.

Does terbutaline cause autism/ cause diarrhea/ cause hyperglycemia/ cause respiratory depression/ make you tired/ cause weight gain/ make you fat/ raise blood pressure?
Terbutaline may cause hyperglycemia and increased heart rate. It is not known to cause other side effects mentioned. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of the side effects when taking terbutaline.

Bromhexine

Q.

Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.

Ammonium Chloride

Q.

How does ammonium chloride work?
Ammonium chloride is used as an expectorant (helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs) thus helping in curing cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis

Q.

Is ammonium chloride safe/ dangerous?
Anmmonium chloride is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)