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Introduction

Tyto Sugar Free Syrup is a combination medicine used in the treatment of dry cough. It narrows the blood vessels in the nose to relieve congestion or stuffiness. It also relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, throat irritation, and sneezing.

Tyto Sugar Free 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 upset, loss of appetite, insomnia, skin rash, itching, and flushing of the skin. 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 any lung, liver or kidney disease. You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Uses of Tyto Syrup

Side effects of Tyto 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 Tyto

  • Upset stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Sleepiness
  • Flushing of skin

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

How Tyto Syrup works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Tyto Sugar Free Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tyto Sugar Free 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
Tyto Sugar Free 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
Tyto Sugar Free Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tyto Sugar Free Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tyto Sugar Free Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Tyto Sugar Free 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.
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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. MedIndia. Cetirizine, Dextromethorphan + Menthol + Phenylephrine. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Saar Biotech. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Cetirizine HCL + Phenylephrine HCL + Menthol. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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