Sterax Plus Syrup 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, spasm, 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. Sterax Plus Syrup 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....
Q: What precautions do I need to take before starting Sterax Plus Syrup?
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 Sterax Plus Syrup to a child.
Q: Can I take Sterax Plus Syrup for dry cough?
A: Sterax Plus Syrup 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 Sterax Plus Syrup cause drowsiness?
A: Yes, Sterax Plus Syrup can cause drowsiness. Avoid driving or do any work that requires concentration and attention if you experience such symptoms.
Q: Can we give Sterax Plus Syrup to elderly patients?
A: Elderly patients are more prone to the side effects of Sterax Plus Syrup. 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.