Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
By MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
60ml Expectorant in Bottle
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Asthakind Expectorant is used in the management of wet cough due to asthma and infection of airways, lungs, and throat such as bronchitis. The wet cough is usually accompanied by chest tightness, spas
m, mucous build-up, wheezing and difficulty in expelling out the cough. It is a combination medicine containing - bromhexine, guaifenesin and terbutaline. Bromhexine is a mucolytic agent, guaifenesin is an expectorant, and terbutaline is a bronchodilator. Asthakind Expectorant works by thinning, liquefying, and loosening the mucus and makes expulsion easy. It also relaxes the airways and makes breathing easier. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed....
Uses of Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
Asthakind Expectorant is used to manage wet cough associated with bronchial asthma, infection or inflammation in the lungs, throat and airways.
Contraindications of Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
- If you are allergic to guaifenesin, terbutaline, bromhexine or any other ingredients of Asthakind Expectorant.
- If you have heart-related problems like heart failure and high blood pressure.
- If you have diabetes or an overactive thyroid gland.
- If you have a liver or kidney function problem.
- If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman.
- If you have seizures and tremors.
Side effects of Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
Precautions and Warnings of Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
Can I take Asthakind Expectorant during pregnancy?
It is not advised to take Asthakind Expectorant during pregnancy. Your doctor can prescribe you this if required and if the potential benefit outweighs the risk to the foetus.
Can I take Asthakind Expectorant while breastfeeding?
It is advised not to breastfeed during the treatment with Asthakind Expectorant as it may harm the newborn baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Asthakind Expectorant?
Asthakind Expectorant can cause dizziness or drowsiness. Be cautious while driving or operating any machinery.
Can I consume alcohol with Asthakind Expectorant?
Alcohol intake, along with Asthakind Expectorant, can make you more drowsy or dizzy. Try to avoid alcohol during the treatment.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience any allergies after taking Asthakind Expectorant.
- You have a history of asthma, peptic ulcers, liver or kidney disorder.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You have any heart problems like irregular heartbeat or heart failure.
- You have a history of fits, seizures or tremors.
- You have diabetes, overactive thyroid gland.
- You have a low potassium level in your blood.
- If you are already taking any other medicines for cough.
- Asthakind Expectorant should not be given to the children.
Mode of Action of Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
How Does It Work?
- Asthakind Expectorant works by the combined action of its components: terbutaline, guaifenesin and bromhexine.
- Terbutaline has bronchodilator properties. It relaxes the muscles of the airways and inhibits the release of inflammation-causing chemical substances. Thereby, it improves airflow to the lungs and makes breathing easier....Read more
- Guaifenesin is an expectorant, and so it helps to thin the mucus in the airways and makes it easier to cough out and clear the airways.
- Bromhexine helps in reducing the mucous by boosting the production of phlegm in the respiratory tract and aids to make the mucus thinner and less sticky. Therefore, it makes the expulsion of cough easier....Read more
Directions for Use of Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
- Take Asthakind Expectorant as prescribed by your doctor.
- Shake well before use.
- Use a measuring cup, spoon, or dropper for the exact quantity.
- Do not consume this medicine directly from the bottle.
Interactions of Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Asthakind Expectorant works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Concomitant use of Asthakind Expectorant along with Theophylline used to treat asthma and Propranolol, Atenolol and other similar medicines of this class used to treat high blood pressure are not advised....Read more
- Medicines used to treat psychiatric disorders and other medicines used for brain disorders such as Desipramine, Selegiline, Amitriptyline etc. should be used cautiously.
- Asthakind Expectorant should be used with caution in corticosteroids like Prednisone (used to treat inflammation), Acetazolamide (used to prevent altitude sickness), water pills such as Furosemide andHydrochlorothiazide (used to treat high blood pressure)....Read more
- Asthakind Expectorant should not be combined with cough suppressants as it may alter the action of this medicine
- Medicines used to treat an eye condition called glaucoma, including eye drops and medicines to treat asthma or other respiratory disorders may interact with the action of this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
- Store Asthakind Expectorant below 25°C.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Asthakind Sugar Free Expectorant 60ml
Symptoms of an overdose of Asthakind Expectorant include abdominal pain, nausea, dry mouth, fits, fast heartbeat and drowsiness. In case of an overdose, reach out to your doctor immediately or visit t
he nearest hospital....
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose of Asthakind Expectorant, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not tak
e a double dosage to compensate for the missed dose....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What precautions do I need to take before starting Asthakind Expectorant?
- Consult with your doctor if you are suffering from a stomach ulcer or have a history of stomach ulcer.
- Do inform your doctor in case you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Consult your doctor before giving Asthakind Expectorant to a child.
Q: Can I take Asthakind Expectorant for dry cough?
A: Asthakind Expectorant 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. Consult your doctor for more information on which medicine/syrup to be taken for dry cough.
Q: Does Asthakind Expectorant cause drowsiness?
A: Yes, Asthakind Expectorant can cause drowsiness. Avoid driving or do any work that requires concentration and attention if you experience such symptoms.
Q: Can we give Asthakind Expectorant to elderly patients?
A: Elderly patients are more prone to the side effects of Asthakind Expectorant. Also, conditions like glaucoma, prostate problems, liver and kidney diseases are more prevalent in the elderly population, aggravating the side effects of this medicine. Therefore, always consult a doctor before giving it to elderly patients.
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Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2021 | 02:12 PM (IST)
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