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Introduction

Tusidryl Syrup is a combination medicine used to treat cough. It thins the mucus in the nose and windpipe, making it easier to cough out. This medicine also relieves allergic symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, throat irritation.

Tusidryl 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 stomach pain, allergic reaction, thickened respiratory tract secretions, and coordination impaired. 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 tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Tusidryl Syrup

Benefits of Tusidryl Syrup

In Cough

Tusidryl Syrup gives relief from cough by loosening thick mucus and making it easier to cough it out. It also makes it easier for air to move in and out of your airways. This reduces the frequency of coughing and makes you feel better. Tusidryl Syrup also relieves allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or throat irritation. Along with medications, drink enough lukewarm water and gargle with warm salt water to ease the symptoms.

Side effects of Tusidryl 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 Tusidryl

  • Stomach pain/epigastric pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Thickened respiratory tract secretions
  • Impaired coordination

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

How Tusidryl Syrup works

Tusidryl Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Ammonium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Diphenhydramine and Menthol which relieve cough. Ammonium chloride is an expectorant which works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways. Sodium citrate is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Diphenhydramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Tusidryl Syrup.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Tusidryl Syrup is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tusidryl Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tusidryl Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Tusidryl Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tusidryl Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tusidryl Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tusidryl Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Tusidryl Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Tusidryl Syrup is prescribed to get relief from cough.
  • Drink warm water to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Take exactly as directed by your doctor or on the label. Do not increase the dosage or take for longer than is recommended. Use a proper measuring cup or spoon to measure the dosage.
  • In general, most coughs do not last more than 2 weeks. If your cough does last longer than this then, it's better to see your doctor.
  • Inform your docotor if you have or have ever had a breathing problem such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis.

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RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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What is a dry and productive cough syrup for baby
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
In dry cough cough suppressants are used. In productive cough mucolytics are used.
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
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References

  1. ScienceDirect. Ammonium chloride. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Sodium citrate. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Diphenhydramine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Menthol. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. ScienceDirect. Ammonium chloride. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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