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Protussa Syrup 60ml

By ABBOTT HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
60ml Syrup in Bottle

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Dextromethorphan(5.0 Mg) + Chlorpheniramine Maleate(1.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
COUGH COLD PREPARATION

Medical Description

Protussa Cough syrup contains chlorpheniramine and dextromethorphan. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic medicine, dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Protussa Cough syrup is used to relieve coug...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Protussa Syrup 60ml

Protussa Cough syrup gives short-term relief from sneezing, cough or runny nose due to minor throat and airway irritation, which occurs during common cold and other respiratory allergies.
contraindications

Contraindications of Protussa Syrup 60ml

  • If you are allergic to chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan or other components of the syrup.
  • If you have or had medicines like sodium oxybate (used to prevent daytime sleepiness).
  • You must not take Protussa Cough syrup with or two weeks after the treatment with medicine from class monoamine oxidase inhibitors. An example of medicine is Phenelzine, Selegiline (used to treat ment...
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sideEffects

Side effects of Protussa Syrup 60ml

  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Blurring of vision
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hallucination
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Protussa Syrup 60ml

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Protussa Cough syrup during pregnancy?
A:
There is little information available on the safety of Protussa Cough syrup in human pregnancy. Consult the doctor before using the cough syrup during pregnancy or you may be pregnant. The syrup must be used only if it is needed and an advantage overweighs the risk.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Protussa Cough syrup while breastfeeding?
A:
No safety information is available about the effects of Protussa Cough syrup during breastfeeding. Thus, it is unknown if Protussa Cough syrup passes into human milk. Consult the doctor before using cough syrup during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after consuming Protussa Cough syrup?
A:
It causes blurring of vision and drowsiness as side effects. Avoid driving in case of unwellness or unable to stay alert.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol while taking Protussa Cough syrup?
A:
Protussa Cough syrup may cause drowsiness or sleepiness as a side effect, so if you consume it along with alcohol, it may exaggerate the drowsiness or sleepiness. Avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with cough syrup.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from cough for a long duration with a lot of mucous (like asthma, emphysema or smoking).
  • You suffer from eye problem like glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
  • You face difficulty in urination and frequent urge to go to urination (enlarged prostate).
  • You suffer from heart and liver problems.
  • You suffer from breathing problems, high blood pressure and fits.
  • In young children, the medicine may produce excitement instead of drowsiness, so be cautious while giving the syrup to children.
  • Older people must be cautious while using Protussa Cough syrup as they are more prone to develop dizziness and urination difficulties with the syrup.
  • It is not recommended to use the syrup in children below 2 years of age.
  • You need to stop using the syrup and ask a doctor if the cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back or is accompanied by fever, rash or persistent headache. These could be the signs of a serious ailment...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Protussa Syrup 60ml

How Does It Work?

  • Natural substances like Histamine released in the body are responsible for allergies like sneezing or runny nose. Chlorpheniramine blocks the effect of the substances and provides relief from the comm...
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  • There are specific areas in the brain (cough centre), which, when activated, produce coughing. Dextromethorphan affects and deactivates them, helps to relieve cough.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Protussa Syrup 60ml

  • Take Protussa Cough syrup as per the doctor's prescription.
  • Shake well before use and use a cup or spoon for measurement.
  • Avoid taking more than four doses in 24 hours.
interactions

Interactions of Protussa Syrup 60ml

Interactions with other medicines

  • Protussa Cough syrup must not be taken with a medicine called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) because it causes serotonin syndrome which is a life-threatening condition that occurs due to a build...
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  • Protussa Cough syrup must be used cautiously with other medicines like Codeine, Hydrocodone (used for cough) that cause drowsiness. Alcohol, Marijuana, medicines to treat mental illness (Alprazolam, L...
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Interactions with food items

Avoid consuming grapefruit juice or other products which might have grapefruit juice.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Protussa Syrup 60ml

  • Store below 25°C in a clean and dry place.
  • Please protect it from moisture, direct sunlight and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Protussa Syrup 60ml

Overdose

An overdose of Protussa Cough syrup may cause drowsiness, dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeats, confusion, hallucination, nervousness, seizures, fits and difficulty in releasing urine. If you exper...
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of Protussa Cough syrup may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have missed taking a dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for the next dose, ski...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I use Protussa Cough syrup along with other medicines for psychiatric illness?

A: No, you must not use Protussa Cough syrup if you are taking medicines for mental illness.

Q: Can Protussa Cough syrup be used in children?

A: Protussa Cough syrup must not be used in children below 2 years of age. Refrain from medicines for the children without consulting a child specialist.

Q: How long does it take for Protussa Cough syrup to show its action?

A: It can start showing its action after 2 hours of consumption. It varies among individuals depending on their physiological nature.

Q: Can I take Protussa Cough syrup if I have an eye problem?

A: Protussa Cough syrup contains Chlorpheniramine, which increases the pressure in the eye and thus decreases the effectiveness of glaucoma medicines. Talk to the doctor about the eye problem before using the syrup.

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ContainsDextromethorphan(5.0 Mg),Chlorpheniramine Maleate(1.0 Mg)
UsesDry cough
Side effectsDizziness, tiredness, drowsiness, sleepiness, upset stomach
Last Updated on: 24 Jun 2021 | 11:16 AM (IST)
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