Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin is a combination of three medicines: Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin1, Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin2 and Ambroxol + Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol + Guaifenesin3, 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.
Ontacof-S 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 Ontacof-S?
Yes, it is safe to use Ontacof-S 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 Ontacof-S?
Use of Ontacof-S 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 Ontacof-S cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Ontacof-S 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 Ontacof-S cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Ontacof-S 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 Ontacof-S?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Jan 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.