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Tussmax Syrup

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Introduction

Tussmax Syrup is a medicine used to treat dry cough. It works by suppressing the cough reflex in the brain. It also widens the airway by narrowing the small blood vessels in the nose and provides relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Tussmax 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, diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of appetite, headache, rash, itching, and insomnia. 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 you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Uses of Tussmax Syrup

Benefits of Tussmax Syrup

In Treatment of 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. Tussmax Syrup suppresses severe dry cough and gives you relief from an itchy throat. Along with taking Tussmax Syrup, gargling with warm salt water and having ginger or honey can help you manage dry cough.

Side effects of Tussmax 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 Tussmax

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

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

How Tussmax Syrup works

Tussmax Syrup is a combination of three medicines: Guaifenesin, dextromethorphan and phenylephrine which relieve dry cough. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. 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 Tussmax Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tussmax 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
Tussmax 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
Tussmax Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tussmax Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tussmax Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Tussmax 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 Tussmax Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Tussmax 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Tussmax Syrup is prescribed to get relief from a dry cough.
  • Take exactly as directed by your doctor or on the label. Do not increase the dosage or take for longer than is recommended.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications, e.g., anti-depressants.
  • Consult your doctor if you do not see any improvement and have cough for more than 7 days.
  • Inform your doctor if you have had a cough for a long time or if you have asthma or suffer from serious asthma attacks, or if your cough is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
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. Drugs.com. Dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine. [Accessed17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Dextromethorphan hydrobromide + Guaifenesin + Phenylephrine hydrochloride. Olive Branch, Mississippi: Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC; 2018. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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