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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Xpect ls 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Xpect ls syrup is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR XPECT LS

Ambroxol(30mg)

Uses

Ambroxol is used in the treatment of cough

How it works

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

Common side effects

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Heartburn, Itching, Nausea, Rash
Levosalbutamol(1mg)

Uses

Levosalbutamol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd).

How it works

The Levosalbutamol works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Throat irritation, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Cough, Respiratory tract inflammation, Respiratory tract infection
Guaifenesin(50mg)

Uses

Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of cough with mucus

How it works

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

Common side effects

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

SUBSTITUTES FOR XPECT LS

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  • ZEROTUSS XP 30 MG/1 MG/50 MG SYRUP
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  • AMBRODIL LX SYRUP
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Expert advice FOR XPECT LS

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR XPECT LS

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

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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

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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)

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What is ambrodil S?
Ambrodil S is a trade name for a combination of active drugs ambroxol and salbutamol and guaifenesin

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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.

Levosalbutamol

Q.

Is Levosalbutamol steroid?
No. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta agonists. It relaxes the muscles in the walls of the airways, opens them and thereby eases breathing in patients who have reversible obstructive airway disease like asthma, or some cases of chronic bronchitis

Q.

What is Levosalbutamol syrup?
Levosalbutamol syrup is available for oral use to prevent and treat breathlessness in patients of asthma or chronic bronchitis. It contains 1 mg of Levosalbutamol per 5 ml of syrup.

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

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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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)