VISCOFAST Syrup 100ml


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Drug Information for VISCOFAST Syrup 100ml

What is VISCOFAST Syrup used for?

VISCOFAST Syrup expectorant/syrup is used for the treatment of the following:

  • Asthmatic bronchitis
  • Symptoms of acute and chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Bronchospastic disorders

VISCOFAST Syrup may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does VISCOFAST Syrup work?

In VISCOFAST Syrup, Bromhexine belongs to the class of drugs called mucolytics. The drug acts by reducing the mucous viscosity, thereby enhancing the transport of mucous. Thus, it activates the ciliated epithelium by intensifying the hydrolysis of acid mucopolysaccharide polymers and decreasing the mucous viscosity.

Guaiphenesin belongs to the class of drugs called expectorants. The drug acts by reducing the respiratory tract secretions, thereby decreasing the adhesiveness and viscosity of the secretions. Thus, it enhances the efficiency of breathing by clearing the obstructions in the airways.

Menthol belongs to the class of drugs called analgesics. It works by stimulating certain receptors, which are responsible for providing numbness and cooling effect. Thus, it helps in reducing pain.

Terbutaline belongs to the class of drugs called beta-adrenergic agonist bronchodilators. The drug acts by increasing the cyclic- 3',5'- adenosine monophosphate (c-AMP) levels that are essential for relaxation of the bronchial smooth muscle. Thus, it helps in dilating the air passages.

How to take VISCOFAST Syrup?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take VISCOFAST Syrup expectorant/syrup as prescribed by your doctor.

  • In case of expectorant/syrup , shake the suspension well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.

If you miss a dose of VISCOFAST Syrup, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with VISCOFAST Syrup?

Drugs that interact with VISCOFAST Syrup include the following:

  • Amiodarone
  • Anisindione
  • Atenolol
  • Citalopram
  • Doxepin
  • Dronedarone
  • Furosemide
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Imipramine
  • Metoprolol
  • Nortriptyline
  • Phenelzine
  • Selegiline
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of VISCOFAST Syrup?

The following are the most common side effects of VISCOFAST Syrup:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhoea

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Nervousness
  • Severe dizziness
  • Wheezing
  • Breathing problems

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking VISCOFAST Syrup?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to VISCOFAST Syrup or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on VISCOFAST Syrup.
  • Consult your doctor before taking VISCOFAST Syrup during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of VISCOFAST Syrup.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if VISCOFAST Syrup causes dizziness or blurred vision.

You are advised not to take VISCOFAST Syrup if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking VISCOFAST Syrup?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a sore throat along with symptoms, such as headache, fever or skin rash.

Frequently Asked Questions about VISCOFAST Syrup

  1. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking VISCOFAST Syrup?
  2. It is advisable to monitor your blood pressure and heart rate while on VISCOFAST Syrup.

  3. How should VISCOFAST Syrup be stored?
  4. VISCOFAST Syrup should be stored at room temperature (15 - 30°C) away from heat, light and moisture.

  5. Is VISCOFAST Syrup safe to use in children?
  6. It is advisable to avoid taking VISCOFAST Syrup in children without consulting a doctor.

  7. Can I take VISCOFAST Syrup if I have peptic ulcers?
  8. It is advisable to be cautious while taking VISCOFAST Syrup if you are suffering from stomach ulcers.

  9. Do I need to follow any special precautions while taking VISCOFAST Syrup medicine?
  10. Intake of extra fluids while taking VISCOFAST Syrup helps to loosen the congestion. However, please consult your doctor.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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