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Ambrolite D Plus Syrup

Manufacturer: Tablets India Limited
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 08, 2019

Ambrolite D plus syrup belongs to a group of first generation anti-histamine, nasal decongestant and adrenergic agonist drugs. It binds to the histamine H1 receptor and blocks the production of histamine in your body during an allergic reaction and decreases activity in the cough center of the brain. The blood vessels get constricted and swelling gets reduced in the nasal passage. The syrup is composed of 3 drugs: Chlorpheniramine maleate, Dextromethorphan and Phenylephrine. Chlorpheniramine maleate relieves allergic symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing. Dextromethorphan provides relief by treating cough and Phenylephrine treats congested nose.

This syrup is used to treat common cold, dry cough, sneezing, itching and other allergic symptoms. You will be required to take 5 mL of the syrup orally every 4-6 hours until the symptoms disappear. It may be taken with or without food. Check with your doctor for the recommended dosage.

Ambrolite D plus syrup is primarily used for the following condition:

  • Dry Cough

A few side effects of Ambrolite D plus syrup are provided below:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Headache

  • Confusion

  • Agitation

  • Loss Of Vision Or Blurred Vision

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is not safe to drink alcohol while on this medication. It may cause symptoms like extra drowsiness and calmness.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    It may be unsafe for the fetus. Consult your doctor to weigh on the benefits and the risks of this medication during pregnancy.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The syrup might not pose any significant risks for mothers who are breastfeeding their baby. Consult your physician for any other warnings.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It is unsafe to drive after taking this medication since it induces drowsiness.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Patients with severely impaired kidney functioning should look for alternatives to avoid further complications. It also causes problems in urination.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    It does not pose a serious threat to liver functioning. Patients with liver disease should proceed with caution.

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effects generally last for 12 hours.

  • What is the onset of action?

    The medicine starts working within 1-2 hours after ingestion.

  • Is it habit forming?

    It does not have any addictive properties.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ambrolite D Plus Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. Avoid taking it if it is already time for the next prescribed dose.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Do not overdose to avoid excessive sleepiness, mental confusion, cerebral hemorrhage, convulsions, insomnia, tremor, coma or death. If you overdose, consult your doctor immediately.

Ambrolite D Plus Syrup is a first-generation antihistamine, which is used to prevent the allergic symptoms from conditions such as urticaria and rhinitis. This drug binds to the histamine H1 receptor, which prevents the action from endogenous histamine. It also act as a nasal decongestant. It works by narrowing the swelling of blood vessels in the ear and nose, thereby providing great relief from discomfort. And suppresses the nervous system and the part of your brain which is responsible for coughing. It does not really thin the mucus, but certainly provides relief.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Ambrolite D plus syrup interacts negatively with existing liver disease and kidney disease.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    It negatively interacts with alcohol triggering excessive drowsiness in the patient.

  • Interaction with Food

    The syrup can be taken with food. There are no known negative consequences.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Side-effects may increase if you use other drugs like: Amiodarone, Anisindione, cardiac glycosides, cough and cold medicines, Dicumarol, Haloperidol, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, Propafenone, Quinidine, Sedatives, Thioridazine, Anti-depressants and Warfarin.

Ques: What is Ambrolite D Plus Syrup?

Ans: Ambrolite D Plus Syrup is a medication which has Cetirizine, Dextromethorphan, Menthol and Pseudoephedrine as active elements present in it. This syrup performs its action by obstructing histamine that is produced during an allergic reaction, reducing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing, causing narrowing of the blood vessels and decreases inflammation in the nasal passages, temporarily relieving minor pain. It is used to treat conditions such as Catarrh, Itching, Watery eyes, Skin allergies, High fever, Sinus congestion and pressure, Pain in arthritis, Pain in shoulder joint, Pain in tendons, etc.

Ques: What is the use of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup?

Ans: Ambrolite D Plus Syrup is a medication which is used for the treatment, control, and prevention of the below mentioned conditions such as:
  1. Dry cough
  2. Cold
  3. High fever
  4. Sinus congestion and pressure
  5. Pain in arthritis
  6. Pain in shoulder joint
  7. Pain in tendons
  8. Pain in muscle strains or sprains
  9. Back pain
  10. Bruising
  11. Cramping
  12. Allergies
  13. Sneezing
  14. Running nose
  15. Allergy symptoms
  16. Catarrh
  17. Itching
  18. Painful cough
  19. Watery eyes
  20. Skin allergies

Ques: What are the side effects of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup?

Ans: Ambrolite D Plus Syrup, medication which has some known side effects which may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but serious. If you observe any of the below mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Here is a complete list of side effects caused by Ambrolite D Plus Syrup, which are mentioned below:

  1. Confusion
  2. Irritability
  3. Reduced appetite
  4. Ataxia
  5. Abdominal pain
  6. Contact dermatitis
  7. Condition of involuntary eye movement
  8. Sleep disorder
  9. Coma
  10. Irregularities in heart rhythm
  11. Vertigo
  12. Drowsiness
  13. Dryness
  14. Skin rashes
  15. Feeling drowsy
  16. Constipation
  17. Dizziness
  18. Gastrointestinal disturbances
  19. Restlessness
  20. Nausea
  21. Unable to sleep
  22. Pounding or fluttering sensation in chest
  23. Irregular heartbeats that one can feel
  24. Dry mouth
  25. Headache
  26. Breathing problems
  27. Vomiting
  28. Urge to vomit
  29. Stomach pain
  30. Fits
  31. Excited or confused
  32. Diarrhea
  33. High blood pressure
  34. Anxiety
  35. Uncontrolled shaking
  36. Thumping
  37. Cardiac arrhythmias
  38. Occasionally urinary retention in males
  39. Increased heart rate
  40. Anginal pain
  41. Tremor
  42. Insomnia

Ques: Can the use of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Ans: Yes, Ambrolite D Plus Syrup is a medication which may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily routine. Do not driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous works at the starting of your treatment until you know how the medication is affecting you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medication. It is a prescribed medication which should only be taken on a prescription.

Ques: How long do I need to use Ambrolite D Plus Syrup before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 3 days, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same duration is not mandatory for everyone and so, it is not a standard time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Ambrolite D Plus Syrup?

Ans: Ambrolite D Plus Syrup is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval to which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Ambrolite D Plus Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: Ambrolite D Plus Syrup is common to be taken orally and the action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature, as keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose of the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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About Ambrolite D Plus Syrup
What are the uses of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup
What are the contraindications of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup ?
What are the side effects of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup ?
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What are the substitutes for Ambrolite D Plus Syrup ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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What are the interactions of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup ?
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