Introduction

Tuspress Syrup is used in the treatment of dry cough. It provides relief by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain. It thins mucus in the nose and windpipe, making it easier to cough out.

Tuspress 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, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, loss of appetite, insomnia, rash, and diarrhea. 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 this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Pregnant women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Tuspress Syrup

Benefits of Tuspress Syrup

In Dry cough

A dry cough is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. It may cause a tickling sensation or itching in the throat and may be due to cold, flu, allergies or throat irritants. Tuspress Syrup suppresses severe dry cough and gives you relief from an itchy throat. Apart from this, it also reduces symptoms of allergy like watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Along with taking Tuspress Syrup, gargling with warm salt water and having ginger or honey can help you manage dry cough.

Side effects of Tuspress 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 Tuspress

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Sleepiness

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

How Tuspress Syrup works

Tuspress Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, menthol and phenylephrine which relieve dry cough. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Menthol is an organic compound which produces a sensation of coolness and relieves minor throat irritation. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Tuspress Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tuspress 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tuspress 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
Tuspress Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tuspress Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tuspress Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Tuspress Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tuspress Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Tuspress 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.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Tuspress Syrup
₹72.0/Syrup
Cofdrex-D Syrup
Mestra Pharma Pvt Ltd
₹30/syrup
58% cheaper
Exil D Syrup
Medopharm
₹41/syrup
43% cheaper
Cofdrex-D Syrup
Mestra Pharma Pvt Ltd
₹45/syrup
38% cheaper
Tricold-CS Syrup Strawberry
Scott Edil Pharmacia Ltd
₹49/syrup
32% cheaper
Dotcoff Syrup
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₹49.5/syrup
31% cheaper

Quick tips

  • Tuspress Syrup helps relieve dry persistent cough.
  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • 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 Tuspress 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.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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My daughter is suffering from cough, cold and fever. Ambrolite -s 2ml TDS, Tuspress 1.5ml TDS, Calpol 250 3ml TDS and zifi 50 5ml OD are being given to her on doctor advise. Cough is getting even more and fever is not getting down even after continued dose of paracetamol and other medicines. Please advise
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Your child may need one follow up visit with your
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.
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine, Phenylephrine, and Dextromethorphan. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Menthol. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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