Tussalyte XP syrup is used to treat cough associated with infections in the airways, asthma, shortness of breath and lung infections. It contains a combination of ambroxol, guaiphenesin and terbutaline, as its active ingredients. This medicine helps in the expulsion of mucous and reduces cough and breathlessness. This syrup should be used cautiously if you have liver or kidney-related problems. Also, discuss if you have any other underlying medical conditions before starting the treatment. It is advisable to consult a physician before giving this medicine to children below 6 years. Tussalyte XP syrup should not be given with any other cough or cold medicines. And if you do not feel any relief and persistent cough along with fever and feel other additional symptoms, stop using it and consult a physician. Shake the bottle well, before each use....
Q: Can I take Tussalyte XP syrup during dry cough?
A: Tussalyte XP syrup is generally used for wet cough only. It helps to loosen up the mucous so that it can be removed easily through coughing. Your doctor will suggest you this medicine after examining you only, whether it's a dry cough or wet cough.
Q: What is an expectorant?
An ‘expectorant’ is any medicine that expels the sputum (phlegm or mucous) from your airways to the outside by the way of cough.
Productive or chesty cough (cough with sputum) results when secretions of the airways are increased due to viral or bacterial infections or dust, pollen or other allergies. The secretions will mix with other cells and substances in the airways and congest the airways causing tightness in the chest, problematic breathing and cough. The body wants to expel these secretions by way of cough. Tussalyte XP syrup thins down the secretions and increases cough by which will relieve the congestion of the airways....
This medicine is proven to be safe and efficient for the treatment of cough associated with chest congestion.
Q: Is Tussalyte XP syrup a habit-forming medicine?
A: Tussalyte XP syrup does not contain any substances reported to become habit-forming. However, it is advised that this syrup should not be used for more than the prescribed time. It also should not be used in any cough without consultation from a registered medical practitioner.
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: In the prescribed doses, Tussalyte XP syrup for babies is relatively safe. However, children should not be started this syrup without consulting a child health specialist who will decide the dosage to be given.
Q: What kind of food should I avoid?
A: It is recommended to avoid spicy, cold and oily foodstuffs to avoid irritation in the throat.
Q: What if one stops taking Tussalyte XP syrup?
A: If Tussalyte XP syrup is stopped before the prescribed time, this may affect the effectiveness of this medicine and may lead to cough not being cured. Also, it is advisable not to start this syrup on one’s own wish without having a proper consultation with one’s treating physician.