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Tussdex Syrup


Overview

Introduction

Tussdex Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It provides relief by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain. It relieves runny nose, sneezing, congestion, itching and watery eyes.

Tussdex 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 is stomach upset. This is temporary and usually resolves with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It can 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 important to note that you should never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Keep it out of reach of children. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any 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 Tussdex Syrup

Side effects of Tussdex 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 Tussdex

  • Upset stomach
  • Sleepiness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Upset stomach
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

How to use Tussdex 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. Tussdex Syrup is to be taken empty stomach.

How Tussdex Syrup works

Tussdex Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Promethazine and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, which relieves dry cough. Promethazine is an antiallergic which helps reduce cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Safety Advice

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Tussdex Syrup helps relieve dry persistent cough.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • 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 Tussdex 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.

Patient Concerns

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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.
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. Promethazine Hydrochloride and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide Oral Solution. Chestnut Ridge, New York: Par Pharmaceutical; 2018. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Promethazine DM. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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