Zebex Syrup

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Composition for Zebex Syrup

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Primarily used for

Cough, Cough with mucus
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Pregnancy
67.53
100 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Zebex Syrup

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Uses of Bromhexine

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

Common

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Dizziness, Headache.

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How to use Bromhexine

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 Zebex Syrup works

Bromhexine thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.
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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 Zebex Syrup works

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

In Depth Information on Zebex Syrup

Expert advice for Bromhexine

  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are suffering from stomach ulcer. You may not be prescribed Bromhexine as it can aggravate your problem.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any liver/kidney disease or asthma.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to Bromhexine or any of its ingredients.

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 Zebex Syrup
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zebex 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
CAUTION
Zebex Syrup should be used with caution during lactation. B
reast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
It is not known whether Zebex Syrup alters the ability to dr
ive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Zebex S
yrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zebex Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Bromhexine

Q. Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.

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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Substitutes for Zebex

No substitutes found for this medicine
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