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Ultituss Oral Suspension

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Ultituss Oral Suspension is an antitussive medicine. It is used for the treatment of dry cough.

Ultituss Oral Suspension can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Remember dosage is decided on the basis of type of medicine (syrup or suspension), age and present medical condition of the person. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. You must inform your doctor if symptoms does not get improved within 7 days of the treatment.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, dryness in mouth and fatigue. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, it is advised to drink plenty of fluids while on treatment with this medicine. To overcome dizziness, avoid driving or attention-seeking activities.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Uses of Ultituss Oral Suspension

Benefits of Ultituss Oral Suspension

In Dry cough

A dry cough, also known as non-productive cough, is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. This is irritating, usually associated with a tickly throat and may be caused due to cold, flu, allergies or throat irritants. Ultituss Oral Suspension suppresses dry, hacking coughs. It will also relieve allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or throat irritation and help you carry out your daily activities more easily.
This medicine is safe and effective. Ultituss Oral Suspension usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

Side effects of Ultituss Oral Suspension

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 Ultituss

  • Nausea
  • Palpitations
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Hydrodipsomania (periodic episodes of uncontrollable thirst)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepiness

How to use Ultituss Oral Suspension

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. Ultituss Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ultituss Oral Suspension works

Ultituss Oral Suspension is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ultituss Oral Suspension.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ultituss Oral Suspension during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ultituss Oral Suspension during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Ultituss Oral Suspension alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ultituss Oral Suspension in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ultituss Oral Suspension in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ultituss Oral Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Ultituss Oral Suspension, 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.
Ultituss Oral Suspension
₹1.1/ml of Oral Suspension
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Zerotuss Oral Suspension
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₹1.13/ml of Oral Suspension
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Soventus-DC Oral Suspension
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Ultituss Oral Suspension for the symptomatic relief of dry cough.
  • It is usually taken for a short time, until the symptoms clear up.
  • 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 should not be administered to patients with chronic cough or where cough is accompanied by excessive secretions.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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My son is 17.5 months old.he is suffering from cough and cold from last 5 days. I am giving a dose of maxtra twice a day. But it seems he got cough in his chest. Should I start any antibiotic. I have following at home unused syrup. Please suggest me what should I start. 1. Cephalexin oral suspension dry syrup 30 ml 2. Azithromycin Oral Suspension AZEE 100 DRY SYRUP 3. Levosalbutamol syrup 1mg/5ml 4. Tixylix new(promethazine hydrochloride & pholcodine cough linctus) 5. Macfast 250 (acetaminophen oral suspension USP) 6. NORMET SUSPENSION (ofloxacin & ornidazole suspension) 7. Omnacortil forte 15mg/5ml ( Prednisolone sodium phosphate syrup) 8. Ambrosio syrup.
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
In present situation advice given without doing clinical examination and diagnosis can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient. Please visit me or any other Paediatrician.
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.
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References

  1. Aliprandi P, Carrara M. Therapeutic Use of Levocloperastine As an Antitussive Agent: An Overview of Preclinical Data and Clinical Trials in Adults and Children. Clinical Drug Investigation. 2002;22(4):209-20. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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