What is Ascoril?
Ascoril Expectorant is used for Cough, Coughing, Chest congestion, Asthma, Bronchitis, Breathing problems, Colds, Sinusitis, Back pain, Chronic bronchitis and other conditions. Ascoril Expectorant may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Ascoril Expectorant contains Bromhexine, Guaifenesin, Menthol and Terbutaline as active ingredients.
Ascoril Expectorant works by increasing the viscid or excessive mucus in respiratory tract thus making phlegm thinner; temporarily relieving minor pain; relaxing and opening the airways; reducing the phlegm in the air passages;
Glenmark Pharma (Majesta) manufactures Ascoril Expectorant.
Detailed information related to Ascoril Expectorant’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below:
AThe complete list of uses and indications for Ascoril Expectorant is as follows:
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What are the side-effects of Ascoril Expectorant?
The most commonly reported side-effects of Ascoril Expectorant are trembling or shaking, increased heart rate, headache, abdominal pain, dizziness, and emesis.
The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from the use of Ascoril Expectorant. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Ascoril Expectorant – Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Ascoril Expectorant may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Ascoril Expectorant may interact with the following drugs and products:
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Ascoril Expectorant – Precautions & How to Use
Before using Ascoril Expectorant, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Consult your doctor if suffering from lung infection, breathing difficulty while resting, blood in the mucus, fever and chest pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, severe uncontrolled asthma, stomach ulcers, liver or kidney problems
- Consult your doctor immediately if you develop breathing difficulty, swelling on your face, neck throat or tongue
- Do not drive or operate machinery
- Expect increase in lung secretions
- If you are suffering from liver or kidney problems, or if you are taking alcohol
- If you have asthma, inflammation of air passages, lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked
- In case of serious allergic reactions or developing skin lesions, stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor
- Inform your doctor while undergoing urine tests, if have recently taken or are taking guaifenesin as it can affect some results
- Limit alcoholic beverages
- Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
- Seek medical attention if symptoms last longer than 14 days or worsen after use of medication
- Taking prescription or nonprescription medicine
- Use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle
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