Viscodyne Syrup

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Primarily used for

Cough, Allergic disorders, Cough with mucus
Potentiallyunsafewith
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81.5
100 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Viscodyne Syrup

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Uses of Ambroxol

Ambroxol is used in the treatment of Cough.
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Side effects of Ambroxol

Common

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Heartburn, Itching, Nausea, Rash.

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How to use Ambroxol

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.

How Viscodyne Syrup works

Ambroxol thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.
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Uses of Desloratadine

Desloratadine is used in the treatment of Allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Desloratadine

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Desloratadine

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.

How Viscodyne Syrup works

Desloratadine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
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Uses of Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of Cough with mucus.
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Side effects of Guaifenesin

Common

Nausea, Itchy rash, Hypersensitivity reaction, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting.

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How to use Guaifenesin

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.

How Viscodyne Syrup works

Guaifenesin works by decreasing the stickiness of airway secretions and helps in their removal from the airways.
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Uses of Menthol

Menthol is used in the treatment of dermatitis, Itching and eczema.
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Side effects of Menthol

Common

Balance disorder (loss of balance), Vomiting, Altered heart rate, Drowsiness, Hypersensitivity reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Contact dermatitis, Skin irritation, Apnea (absence of breathing), Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Vertigo, Coma.

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How to use Menthol

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.

How Viscodyne Syrup works

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.

In Depth Information on Viscodyne Syrup

Expert advice for Ambroxol

  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you have a history of severe allergic reactions of skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Lyell syndrome).
  • Do not continue taking ambroxol and contact your doctor immediately, if you notice any damage to skin or mucosa (moist tissue that lines the inner side of nose, mouth, lungs, and the urinary and digestive tracts). 
  • Avoid taking drugs that suppress cough (antitussives) if you are taking ambroxol.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you are breast-feeding.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you have.
  • Severe liver or kidney problems. You may need dose reduction or extension of dosing interval.
  • A disease called Ciliary dyskinesia in which the hair like structures along the airways called cilia are faulty and do not help in clearing the mucus.

Expert advice for Desloratadine

  • Desloratadine may be taken with or without food
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery during desloratadine therapy as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not give to patients allergic to desloratadine, loratadine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give to Children less than 2 years.

Expert advice for Guaifenesin

  • Do not take guaifenesin if you have known allergy to it.
  • Stop guaifenesin and consult your doctor immediately if you develop breathing difficulty swelling on your face, neck throat or tongue (severe allergic reactions).
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are taking more than one cough and cold medicine.
  • Consult your doctor before you start taking guaifenesin if you have asthma, inflammation of air passages (bronchitis), lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) such as emphysema, smokers cough,  porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs).
  • Consult your doctor before you start guaifenesin if you are suffering from liver or kidney problems, or if you are taking alcohol.
  • Guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough.
  • Consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve within 7 days, tend to recur, or are accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.
  • It is important to tell your doctor, while undergoing urine tests, if have recently taken or are taking guaifenesin as it can affect some results.
  • Do not take guaifenesin if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless it is advised by your doctor.
  • Use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle; discard after 4 weeks of opening even if not used (consult your pharmacist for the procedure to dispose).
Warnings
Special precautions for Viscodyne Syrup
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Viscodyne Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Viscodyne Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Viscodyne Syrup is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Viscodyne Syrup alters the ability
to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Viscodyne Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

desloratadine should be used with caution in renal insufficiency.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Viscodyne Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Ambroxol

Q. Is Ambroxol an antibiotic/steroid?
No. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It has no know effect against infections. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids
Q. Is Ambroxol good for dry cough?
No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance
Q. Is Ambroxol a prescription drug?
Cough syrups containing Ambroxol and other active drugs commonly used for cough and cold may be available as over the counter (OTC) without prescription
Q. Is Ambroxol/mucolite safe for infants?
Mucolite is a trade name for active drug Ambroxol. Ambroxol may be used in children below 2 years of age only when prescribed by a doctor. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your child’s or infant’s doctor
Q. Is ambrodil a cough syrup?
Ambrodil is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. It is available as cough syrup and is effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance
Q. Ambroxol/ambrodil syrup/ambrolite syrup/mucolite/mucolite drops used for?
Ambrodil, ambrolite, mucolite are trade names for active drug ambroxol and are available as drops or syrup. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants or mucolytics and is effective in liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)
Q. What is ambrodil S?
Ambrodil S is a trade name for a combination of active drugs ambroxol and salbutamol and guaifenesin
Q. What are mucolite tablets/drops and Is mucolite syrup for cough?
Yes. Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol and is available as cough syrup/ tablets and drops. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)
Q. Does Ambroxol make you sleepy/ you high?
Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy or high.
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Frequently asked questions for Desloratadine

Q. Is desloratadine a steroid/ decongestant/ an antihistamine?
Desloratadine belongs to class of drugs called antihistamines. It is not a decongestant or a steroid
Q. Does desloratadine cause drowsiness/ weight gain/ high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure?
Desloratadine is not known to cause drowsiness/ weight gain/ high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Q. Is desloratadine the same as loratadine/ Is desloratadine better than loratadine?
Desloratadine is the major metabolite of loratadine and the two drugs are similar in safety and effectiveness
Q. Is desloratadine over the counter?
Desloratadine is not an over the counter medicine. It is sold only upon a prescription by a registered medical practitioner
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Frequently asked questions for Guaifenesin

Q. What is Guaifenesin used for?
Guaifenesin is an expectorant, mainly used to relieve chest congestion by aiding the removal of mucus
Q. What is Ascoril+/Ascoril LS/ Ascorl D cough syrup?
Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, while Ascorl LS contails levosalbutamol. In addition both syrups contain bromhexine and guaifenesin and are used to relieve cough due to acute and chronic inflammation of the airways (bronchitis) and other cough conditions.Ascoril D is a medicine for dry cough and it does not contain guaifenesin
Q. Is Ascoril+ an antibiotic?
No, Ascoril+ cough syrup contains terbutaline, bromhexine and guaifenesin. It does not contain any antibiotic
Q. Does Ascoril+/ Ascoril LS cause drowsiness?
No, terbutaline, levosalbutamol, bromhexine and guaifenesin do not cause any drowsiness. Hence, Ascoril+ or Ascoril LS syrup does not cause drowsiness
Q. How long can I take guaifenesin?
Consult your doctor for use more than 7 days
Q. Can I take guaifenesin if I have high blood pressure?
Guaifenesin should not be taken by individuals with high blood pressur
Q. Can I take guaifenesin with phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
There are no known drug interactions between phenylephrine, ibuprofen, amoxicillin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) and guaifenesin. However, consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on guaifenesin
Q. Can I take guaifenesin with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine-decongestant preparation) and Dayquil (OTC cold and cough preparation), Benadryl, benzonatate?
Guaifenesin can be taken with other cold and cough preparation including Sudafed, Dayquil, Benadryl and benzonatate . However, other formulations containing guaifenesin must be avoided to avoid a double dose. Also, guaifenesin should not be combined with cough suppressants in the treatment of cough since the combination would not be logical and you may be exposed to unnecessary side effects.
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