The product’s main role is in relieving cough or sneezing that occurs due to the common cold. The composition of this medication is a non-opioid cough suppressant. It works on that part of the brain called the cough center to help you stop coughing and there is one more component in this medicine called an antihistamine that blocks the effects of a natural substance called histamine, which causes allergy symptoms. Doctors consultations are mandatory if you are suffering from chronic cough from smoking or a cough with too much thick mucus. One of the effects of this medication is it has a drying effect which is not to be worried about as it is just a general effect.
However one thing is needed to be taken care of, this syrup should be given to the children whose age is less than 6 years as it might cause side effects to them and it should not be given in case of cold symptoms unless specifically directed by your doctor. Some products such as long-acting tablets are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. A proper consultation with the doctor is mandatory before giving medicine to children of this age group. The product should be properly taken as per the illness and its dosage and duration should be followed according to your doctor’s recommendation.
Uses Of Cough Syrup
Treatment of cough.
The medicine contains inactive ingredients so you should consult your doctor before taking it so that you don’t face any allergic reactions.
You should make sure that your doctor is well aware of any other pre-existing disease or illness you are suffering from and the medicines you are taking for that illness in order to avoid any major side effects.
The intake of syrup can cause dizziness and the intake of alcohol can make you more drowsy. So it is advised not to do driving if you are not fully alert.
If you are suffering from any liver disease or in the past you were suffering from it. You need to mention this to your doctor so that you can adjust the dosage.
If you are suffering from any kidney disease or in the past you were suffering from it. You need to mention this to your doctor so that you can adjust the dosage.
If you are pregnant you should consult your doctor before taking it in order to ensure that it doesn’t have any side effects on the unborn baby.
If you are breastfeeding you should consult your doctor before taking it in order to ensure that it doesn’t have any side effects on the baby.
Side Effects Of Cough Syrup
Directions Of Use
Take the cough syrup with or without food as advised by your doctor. Shake the bottle well before use. Take the recommended dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack.
It should be stored in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
Q. Can I stop taking Cough Syrup on my own?
Ans. You are not recommended to stop taking l Cough Syrup without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the cough or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take l Cough Syrup,l for as long as your doctor has prescribed it and if you experience any difficulty while taking Cough Syrup, please consult your doctor.
Q. How long should I take Cough Syrup?
Ans. You are recommended to take Cough Syrup, for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, if the symptoms persist or worsen with rash, fever, or persistent headache after 1 week of using Cough Syrup, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Cough Syrup cause dry mouth?
Ans. Cough Syrup, may cause dry mouth as a temporary side effect in some people. It is not necessary for everyone taking Cough Syrupl to experience this side effect. However, to avoid such side effects, drink plenty of water, regularly rinse your mouth, practice good oral hygiene, and suck on sugarless candy. However, if the condition persists or worsens, please consult a doctor.