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:
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?
Ques: What is the use of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup?
- Dry cough
- High fever
- Sinus congestion and pressure
- Pain in arthritis
- Pain in shoulder joint
- Pain in tendons
- Pain in muscle strains or sprains
- Back pain
- Running nose
- Allergy symptoms
- Painful cough
- Watery eyes
- Skin allergies
Ques: What are the side effects of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup?
Here is a complete list of side effects caused by Ambrolite D Plus Syrup, which are mentioned below:
- Reduced appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Contact dermatitis
- Condition of involuntary eye movement
- Sleep disorder
- Irregularities in heart rhythm
- Skin rashes
- Feeling drowsy
- Gastrointestinal disturbances
- Unable to sleep
- Pounding or fluttering sensation in chest
- Irregular heartbeats that one can feel
- Dry mouth
- Breathing problems
- Urge to vomit
- Stomach pain
- Excited or confused
- High blood pressure
- Uncontrolled shaking
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Occasionally urinary retention in males
- Increased heart rate
- Anginal pain
Ques: Can the use of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Ques: How long do I need to use Ambrolite D Plus Syrup before I see improvement in my condition?
Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Ambrolite D Plus Syrup?
Ques: Should I use Ambrolite D Plus Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food?
Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup?
Chlorphenamine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/chlorpheniramine
ALLER-CHLOR- chlorpheniramine maleate syrup- Daily Med [Internet]. dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=3065bc51-c210-483b-876d-14a4d060bdec
Dextromethorphan- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 24 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/rn/125-71-3
Phenylephrine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/phenylephrine
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