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This mdecine is indicated for the treatment of coughs and congestion caused by bronchitis, the common cold, and other breathing disorders.

Side effects

Nausea or vomiting may occur. If either of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Serious allergic reactions to this drug are rare, however, inform your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any alarming symptoms.

Expert Advice

  1. What is the use of this medicine?
    It is used for relief of wet cough and chest congestion due to the common cold. Also used in other breathing illnesses.
  2. What are its side effects?
    Its common side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, decreased uric acid levels, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, trouble breathing and rash.
  3. Is it safe for use during pregnancy and lactation?
    For its safety during pregnancy; no known data is available, while small doses in nursing mothers are found acceptable. Consult your healthcare provider before breast feeding.
  4. How should it be administered?
    Its dose in adults and children is two to four teaspoons (200 mg to 400 mg) every four hours, which are not to exceed 2400 mg (24 teaspoons) in 24 hours. Do not take this medicine for more than 7 days. This medication is for temporary use only.
  5. How to store it?
    Ensure to keep it in a tightly closed container, at room temperature, and out of the reach of the children.
  6. What are its precautions?
    You are required to follow the following precautions while using this medicine; it should not be given to children and infants younger than 2 years of age unless you are directed to do so by your doctor and do not give it over-the-counter (OTC) as cough and cold medicine to a baby or child under 4 years of age. Consult your doctor immediately in case of hypersensitivity reactions.