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    Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin

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    Ambroxol + levosalbutamol/levalbuterol + guaifenesin uses

    Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of cough with mucus.

    How ambroxol + levosalbutamol/levalbuterol + guaifenesin works

    This is a combination of three medicines: Ambroxol, Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol and Guaifenesin, which relieves cough with mucus. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Levosalbutamol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

    Common side effects of ambroxol + levosalbutamol/levalbuterol + guaifenesin

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Stomach upset, Stomach pain, Allergic reaction, Dizziness, Headache, Rash, Urticaria, Tremor, Palpitations, Muscle cramp, Increased heart rate
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    Expert advice for Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin

    • Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin relieves cough accompanied with mucus that is associated with broncho-pulmonary disorders such as bronchitis, bronchial asthma and emphysema.
    • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
    • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking this medicine.
    • Inform your doctor if you have a history of thyroid or heart disease.
    • Stop taking Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

    Frequently asked questions for Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin

    Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin

    Q. What is Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin?

    Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin is a combination of three medicines: Ambroxol, Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol, Guaifenesin. It is used in the treatment of cough with mucus. Ambroxol is a mucolytic. It thins and loosens the mucus (phlegm) which makes it easier to cough out. Levosalbutamol is a bronchodilator and it works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens the airways. Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It works by decreasing the stickiness of the mucus (phlegm) and helps to remove it easily from the airways.

    Q. Is it safe to use Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin?

    Yes, it is safe to use Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin in most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, allergic reaction, dizziness, headache, rash, urticaria, tremor, palpitations, muscle cramp and increased heart rate. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.

    Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin?

    Use of Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin is considered to be harmful in patients with a history of allergy to any of the active or inactive ingredients. Levosalbutamol and beta-blockers like propranolol should not usually be taken together.

    Q. Can the use of Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for sometime and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.

    Q. Can the use of Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin cause diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin can cause diarrhea. In case you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.

    Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Ambroxol+Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol+Guaifenesin?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 17 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)