Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
By GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS
100ml Expectorant in Bottle
Cough Cold Preparation
Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml is a combination of Ambroxol, Guaifenesin and Levosalbutamol.
Uses of Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
- To relieve symptoms of asthma attacks like blockage in airways and lungs & bronchitis (infection of airways)
Contraindications of Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
- As this medicine contains Ambroxol, Guaiphenesin and Terbutaline, any condition which is contraindicated with any of these when taken alone should be considered contraindicated for this combination
- If you are allergic to this medicine or any of the ingredient of this medicine
- If you are suffering from gastric ulcers
- If you are suffering from allergic reactions like rashes and urge to scratch
- If you are suffering from bronchospasm and swelling in throat (Phyranx)
Side effects of Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
- Stomach pain, loose motions, vomiting and nausea
- Infection of airway & lungs, body pain and headache
- Chest pain, fast heart rate, dizziness and breathing problem
- Allergic reactions like rashes, swelling of face, tongue and runny nose
Precautions and Warnings of Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
Can I take Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml during pregnancy?
It is not safe to use this medicine during pregnancy & women who are not using proper contraception. The doctor may prescribe this medicine only if it is considered essential.
Can I take Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml while breastfeeding?
These medicines pass into breast milk in very small amounts & it is recommended to avoid this medicine during breastfeeding to avoid any harm to the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml?
It does not affect driving ability. However, if you experience any side effects like dizziness, fits & drowsiness, avoid driving and operating machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml?
You should not consume alcohol along with this medicine as it can lead to drowsiness, dizziness and sensory impairment.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- If you are pregnant
- If you have a history of severe allergic reactions
- If you have any liver, kidney problems or stomach ulcers
- If you have a history of asthma, fits or overactive thyroid gland
- If you develop a low level of potassium in your blood
Mode of Action of Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
How Does It Work?
This medicine acts by thinning, liquefying and loosening the mucus that is blocking the airways so that it can be coughed out easily. It also relaxes the airways and makes breathing easier.
Directions for Use of Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
- Take this medicine as instructed by your doctor
Interactions of Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
Interactions with other medicines
- There is limited information available on the interaction of this combination with other medicines. However, any interactions seen with these three components when taken alone may occur with this combinationread less
- Medicine used to treat high blood pressure like Atenolol can worsen the condition
- Water pill should not be taken along with this medicine. Potassium level should be monitored
- Medicine used for the treatment of heart failure like Digoxin
- Medicines used for the treatment of brain disorders like Clomipramine can worsen the heart-related problems
- Other bronchodilators (like Salmeterol, Formoterol, Albuterol, etc.) and medicines that suppress cough like Dextromethorphan, Hydrocodone, Codeine, Noscapine, etc.) should be used with caution
Storage and disposal of Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
- Store this medicine below 30°C
- Try to keep it out of the reach of children
Dosage of Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml
Overdose of this medicine can lead to serious heart and kidney-related problems. Symptoms of overdose are nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, increased heart rate or fits, stomach pain and drowsiness. Seek medical attention immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take ((name)) for dry cough?
A: This medicine is generally used for wet cough only. It helps in loosening up the mucus (phlegm), increasing airway secretions and relaxing the airways so that the mucus is released, liquefy and expelled from the airways easily through coughing. This medicine alone may not be enough and you require additional medications depending on your condition. Hence, it is best advised to use Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml under medical supervision.
Q: Can Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml be used for children?
A: Yes. Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml can be used in children aged 2-12 years. The conditions for which it can be used and the dosage has to be determined by a physician. It can also be used in children less than 1-2 years, but caution is advised.
Q: Can Ascovent Ls Expectorant 100ml be used as a painkiller also?
A: Ambroxol has some pain-relieving properties ie by blocking sodium channels and due to its antioxidant properties. It is available as 20% cream in some countries and used for muscle and joint pains. Guaifenesin has muscle relaxant properties and a closely related medicine called mephenesin is used for pain relief in a cream formulation. Levosalbutamol also has muscle relaxant properties (the main function is to relax the smooth muscles of the airways). A physician better decides the dosage and the condition for which it may be used.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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