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Ambrolite D Plus Syrup

Manufacturer :  Tablets India Limited
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Ambrolite D Plus Syrup

Ambrolite D Plus Syrup is a combination drug that is employed in the treatment of dry cough. It works by relieving symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, and congestion.

The dosage of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup depends on the health condition and the response to the medication, additionally, it should only be taken for as long as recommended. It is important to complete the course of the treatment as discontinuing it may make your health condition worse. While taking Ambrolite D Plus Syrup, it is beneficial to keep the body hydrated.

Ambrolite D Plus Syrup medication is not to be self-medicated or recommended to someone else. Before starting this medication, notify the doctor of allergies, recent medications, and illnesses as it may or may interfere with the treatment.

Also consult with the doctor in the case of pregnancy, planning a pregnancy, and breastfeeding before starting the course of the treatment. Shake well; do not exceed recommended dosage. Take with a large glass of water; if cough lasts more than 1 week or is accompanied by a rash, fever, or headache, notify physician.

    What are the uses of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup

    • Dry Cough

    What are the contraindications of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup ?

    • Allergy

    • Serotonin Syndrome (Agitation, Hallucinations, Seizures, Nausea)

    What are the side effects of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup ?

    Key highlights of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup

    • 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 effect of Syrup remains for an average duration of 6 hours.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The peak effect of Syrup can be seen within 15 – 20 minutes of its administration.

    • Is it habit forming?

      It does not have any addictive properties.

    What are the substitutes for Ambrolite D Plus Syrup ?

    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.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • 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.

    How does this medication work?

    This medicine is a combination of three drugs: Phenylephrine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Detromethorphan Hydrobromide. Phenylephrine is a decongestant, which works by narrowing the small blood vessels providing relief from stuffiness and congestion in the nose. Chlorpheniramine Maleate 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. Detromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant, that works by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain, hence relieves cough.

      What are the interactions of Ambrolite D Plus Syrup ?

      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 Alcohol

        The consumption of alcohol while administrating taking medication can worsen the side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, headache etc.
      • Interaction with Medicine

        It may interact with the following medicines Isocarboxazid, Perphenazine, Escitalopram, Metoclopramide, Ondansetron and Alprazolam.
      • Interaction with Disease

        It may interact with the following diseases:

        • Psychiatric condition – the use of this medicine may cause serious effect to those suffering from psychiatric condition as causes confusion, drowsiness and headache.
        • Emphysema the use of this drug might worsen the condition of the patients with prior breathing problem.
        • Chronic bronchitis this medicine might wirsen chronic bronchitis as it causes breathing difficulty.
      • Interaction with Food

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

      FAQs about Ambrolite D Plus Syrup

      • 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 like dry cough.

      • 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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      • ALLER-CHLOR- chlorpheniramine maleate syrup- Daily Med [Internet]. 2018 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

      • Dextromethorphan- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 24 April 2019]. Available from:

      • Phenylephrine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

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