FAQs ABOUT CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT
Q: What is CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT used for?
A: CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT is used in the relief of cough associated with bronchitis, bronchial asthma, emphysema, and other bronchopulmonary disorders where bronchospasm, mucous plugging and problems of expectoration co-exist (lung and airway diseases that have mucus, swelling, inflammation making it difficult to breath).
Q: How is CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT useful in treating severe cough?
A: CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT is a combination of Ambroxol, Guaiphenesin and Terbutaline. Ambroxol improves the mucus transport by breaking down acid mucopolysaccharide fibres and makes the sputum thinner and less viscous and therefore more easily removed. Guaiphenesin increases respiratory tract fluid, reduces the viscosity of tenacious secretions and acts as an expectorant. Terbutaline predominantly stimulates beta 2-receptors (these a kind of receptors present in airway smooth muscles) thus producing relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle. When the medicine is given in combination, it makes breathing easier and relives the discomfort.
Q: How to use CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT?
A: Take CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. May be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What are the common side effects seen with CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT?
A: CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT also has few side effects like tremor, feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting), pain in the upper part of your abdomen, diarrhoea, elevation in liver enzymes, nervousness, dizziness and drowsiness, headache, anxiety, palpitation, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, weakness. Consult your doctor if you experience these side effects.
Q: Will CUFLIFT EXPECTORANT be more effective if taken in more than recommended doses?
A: No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, consult your doctor for advice.