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Breath Syrup

Breath Syrup

Manufacturer: Hippo Labs Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Bromhexine, Salbutamol, Guaifenesin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Breath Syrup is used as a medicine to support the body's mechanisms for clearing mucus from the respiratory tract. It treats chest congestion. They belong to a group of medications called mucolytics, which work by breaking mucus down so that it is easier to cough out. Therefore, Breath Syrup is added to cough syrups to treat cough.

Possible side effects of Breath Syrup may include nausea, diarrhoea rash, angioedema, pruritus, urticaria, sweating, dizziness, vomiting,headache and pain in the upper part of abdomen. Patients with a history of peptic ulceration, asthma and severe hepatic or renal impairment should take extra precautions during their treatment with this medicine.

This medication comes in the form of a tablet and a liquid. The tablets are usually taken 3 times daily, with plenty of liquid and after meals. The liquid form can be given 2 to 4 times per day. The dosage is adapted to the need of the patients and it varies with the age and weight. Breath Syrup is well established and tolerated in the body.

Asthma
chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd)
In addition to its intended effect, Breath Syrup may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Cough
Respiratory tract inflammation
Musculoskeletal (bone
muscle or joint) pain
Respiratory tract infection
Throat irritation.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Amdex syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Breath Syrup, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

How to detox lungs and increase breathing capacity? I quited smoking 6 months ago.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy, 6-month Internship
Psychologist, Madurai
Once you quit smoking your lungs start the detoxification process. Proper learning and regular practice of yogic techniques like sectional breathing and NAADISUDDI pranayama will increase your lung capacity and it has the capability to purify all the cells in your body.

I am facing breathing problem from last one week. I am feeling like something is stucked in my chest and when I am getting burp I am feeling relief. It is causing breathing problem and Dizziness. Do I have lung infection or some disease related to lungs? What shall I do to get rid of it?

MS - ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Sehore
Dear lybrate-user, This looks like acidity, take meals on time and see. Take tab Pan d twice a day and Syp mucain gel two teaspoon twice a day for ten days and revert back.

Which kind lifestyle changes can I made for good health and which helps me for boosting immunity and fall ill less often. My Age is 27 male and My Weight is 70 kg and Height 5.6 Please suggest me something for that.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Which kind  lifestyle changes can I made for good health and  which helps me for  boosting immunity and fall ill less...
Dear lybrateuser, - A string immunity depends on your regular habits like regular exercise, proper restful sleep, reduce stress to minimum & very important one is to consume a well balanced diet - follow some tips to boost your immunity - have a well balanced diet containing more of fruits, vegetables including green leafy & seasonal ones, have whole grains like wholewheat, brown rice, oats, corn, protein rich foods like eggs, non veg, milk & milk products, soya products, tofu, beans, lentils, pulses, sprouts, nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pista, cashews, peanuts, healthy fats as in olive, canola or sunflower oil,, avocados, seafoods & nuts, all these foods help to build a strong immunity when consumed as per daily requirement of the body - do regular exercise like walking, jogging, swimming, also yoga, meditation & deep breathing which reduce stress, improve blood circulation whereby improving immunity - avoid alcohol, smoking, pollutants, allergens which weaken immunity - have plenty of oral fluids including 7-8 glasses of water for proper hydration - sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night, keep sleep & wake up time fixed - a well balanced & a proper daily routine is the key to a strong immunity & protect one against various diseases.

I'm not fit according to my age I'm very thin and tall How I can get my physical strength.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I'm not fit according to my age I'm very thin and tall How I can get my physical strength.
To gain weight one must eat a balanced diet. Do not skip any meals and eat small and frequent meal. Include wheat germ and take protein rich diet include milk and milk product, all pulses, take a cup of milk with pinch of turmeric powder, you will get proper sleep or you can take 1 banana with a cup of milk. You should do deep breathing thrice in a day. Include fruits in your diet and you can also take banana shake. Team Nutrihealth.
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Popular Health Tips

Weight Loss - When It Is Must That You Consider Surgery?

MBBS
Bariatrician, Mumbai
Weight Loss - When It Is Must That You Consider Surgery?

Is it a Must That You Consider Bariatric Surgery?

Weight loss can be achieved through various means, such as behavior therapy, diet and exercise programs, drugs, etc. However, research has proven that once you are obese then the chances of you either losing substantial weight or managing to keep it off long-term is less than 1%. Hence most obese people yo-yo and almost always regain more weight than they started off with on the rebound with non-surgical therapies. Most drugs for weight loss have been banned in the long term because of side effects.

Cosmetic surgical options like liposuction and tummy tuck or abdominoplasty are again not really weight loss procedures but rather body contouring prospering to give a better shape and cannot achieve long-term weight loss.

Bariatric Surgery today remains the best solution for long-term weight loss for those with morbid obesity.

So when you are you’re extremely obese and have a body mass index (BMI) of 37.5 kg/m2 or more. (BMI or body mass index is a ratio of your weight (kg) / height (m2) ), or your BMI is above 32.5 kg/m2 along with associated health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea (a common sleep disorder wherein you snore excessively and experience pauses in breathing or shallow breathing instances while sleeping), high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, osteoarthritis or severe joint pains and have failed to achieve significant weight loss with conservative methods then you are a candidate for Bariatric Surgery.

Weight loss through surgery shouldn’t be looked upon as a shortcut to losing weight. It is a powerful tool to aid you to become healthier, but remember, "with great power comes greater responsibility", because after the surgery you’ll be required to make some lifelong changes to your eating and lifestyle habits to ensure a long, healthy and satisfying life.

Remember this is your second chance at life don’t waste it.

Multiple Gestation Pregnancy - Know What It Is!

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Multiple Gestation Pregnancy - Know What It Is!

While getting pregnant and conceiving a baby is a perfectly normal physical function that most women go through, there are certain conditions that may lead to untoward complications. In most cases, there are various treatments and precautionary measures once that happens. Yet, there are conditions like multiple gestation pregnancy, that may be difficult to contain and manage. A multiple gestation pregnancy is when a mother is carrying more than one fetus in her womb. This is a very rare condition that affects a few women and not all. Most of the multiple gestation pregnancies usually involve twins. However, others could include triplets or even quadruplets. One can know about the multiple pregnancies through an ultrasound exam.

There are women who are more likely to have more than one baby. These women include the following:

  1. Women over the age of 30
  2. Women with a family history of multiple gestation pregnancy
  3. Obese women
  4. Those who have undergone treatments for fertility
  5. Caucasian women

There are certain signs and symptoms to a multiple pregnancy that separates it from a regular one. These include the following:

  1. Highly sore breasts
  2. Simultaneous foetal movements in separate areas of the womb
  3. An enlarged uterus
  4. High levels of morning sickness
  5. Rise in the human chorionic gonadotropin and alpha-fetoprotein substances
  6. Multiple heartbeats

There are certain risks and complications that come along with a multiple gestation pregnancy. Complications with the babies include the following:

  1. Premature birth is the most common among those, i.e. delivery before 37 weeks.
  2. These infants incur health problems.
  3. Sometimes it could also lead to cerebral palsy or even certain learning or behaviourism problems.
  4. Spina bifida and congenial heart defects
  5. Unequal growth in either of the babies
  6. Underweight infants
  7. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome where the twins might have adjoined body parts.

There are many other complications that may lead to this condition. Other complications in the mother include the following:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Anemia
  3. Pre-term labour
  4. Excessive amniotic fluid
  5. Miscarriage
  6. Post-partum depression
  7. Post-partum haemorrhage
  8. Premature birth

Women who are undergoing a multiple gestation pregnancy should be taken care of more efficiently. There are certain things that need to be taken care of. These include the following:

  1. Diet: Having a healthy diet is very important for a pregnant woman. Additional folic acid, calcium and iron are required. Also, a diet rich in protein is mandatory.
  2. Exercising: Yoga, walking and breathing exercises are great for women with multiple pregnancies. However, in the later stage, she should do lesser activities and indulge in some amount of bed rest.
  3. Genetic testing: If you have health problems that may be hereditary, tests like chorionic villus sampling are very important since one fetus might acquire the health problem while the other may not.
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Ovarian Cysts - What Can Be The Possible Treatments For It?

Advanced Infertility, MIS TRAINING, FICMCH, PGDS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Ovarian Cysts - What Can Be The Possible Treatments For It?

Ovaries are a part of a woman’s reproductive system. The primary function of ovaries includes producing ‘ova’ or eggs and secreting hormones such as progesterone and estrogen. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form the ovaries; they usually do not cause any symptom and are not painful.

There are primarily two types of ovarian cysts:

1. Follicle cysts: During a woman’s menstrual cycle, the egg develops in a sac known as the follicle. Under normal circumstances, the sac breaks open and releases the egg. When this doesn’t happen, fluids start accumulating in the follicle to form a cyst.

2. Corpus luteum cysts: Follicle sacs dissolve after releasing the egg, but in some cases, these sacs remain and the opening of the sacs gets sealed. It again results in fluid accumulation, leading to the formation of corpus luteum cysts.

Symptoms

Usually, cysts do not cause any symptom. If the size of the cysts increases, they may cause symptoms such as stomach pain, pain during bowel movements and sex as well as pelvic floor pain. The breasts may become tender and one may experience rapid breathing. Other symptoms of ovarian cysts are fever, nausea and dizziness. Usually, rupturing of a cyst leads to these symptoms surfacing; hence you would know when exactly to call the doctor.

Treatment

The treatment options for ovarian cysts are:

  1. LaparoscopyLaparoscopy is carried out if the cysts are small in size. An incision is made close to the navel, through which an instrument is inserted to get rid of the cyst.
  2. Birth control pillsFor chronic ovarian cysts, oral contraceptives are prescribed to stop the ovulation process in order to arrest the formation of cysts.
  3. Laparotomy: In case of large cysts, this procedure is recommended. A relatively bigger incision is made in the abdomen, through which the cyst is removed.

Ovarian cysts, if left untreated, can certainly cause infertility. Pre-menopausal women and who suffer from frequent hormonal imbalances in the body are the most vulnerable to this condition.

Afterplay - 5 Moves For A Better Experience

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
Afterplay - 5 Moves For A Better Experience

It is generally assumed that after sexual intercourse, men more often tend to doze off immediately, leaving the women not entirely satisfied, primarily because of less foreplay and after play action. These assumptions are, however, not entirely wrong and there are many ways with which one can prove thus. Here are a few tips whereby you can reverse this cliche & acute; and end it with a bang:-
- The traditional belief that men are more emotionally detached after intercourse than women are is inherently true in most cases and the best way to prevent your man from snoozing immediately after sex is to hold him tight and snuggle up. Being held feels good and right for both sexes, and is also an effective way of retaining heat.
- A great way of prolonging that physical intimacy after sexual intercourse is by giving your man a smooth massage. Perhaps you can lighten up his senses by slowly tracing circles on his torso or by gradually moving over and around the navel areas confidently and sensuously. 
- By way of suggesting a bath or shower after sex, you are, in a way, inviting him and yourself for another possible orgasmic session. After taking turns in scrubbing each other's backs, necks and shoulders, you can proceed with moving along towards other parts of the body. Furthermore, a hot and wet-nude environment eventually supports a post-orgasmic flush.
- Oral sex is yet another invigorating way of sustaining the erotic process. Paying more attention to the area around the anus as well as the area around the clitoris is always an effective method to 'end it with a bang'.  
- You could also try paying him compliments or whispering and breathing romance into his ears with stuff like, "I love you", or "I desire you", accompanied by light sexual caresses -as long as it prevents him from snoozing!

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Lung Cancer - Symptoms At Early & Later Stages!

MD , MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Lung Cancer - Symptoms At Early & Later Stages!

Lungs are the most important organ of our body that has the responsibility of taking in the oxygen and releasing out carbon dioxide. When cancer develops in it, the entire body gets imbalanced. Lung cancer leads to more death than any other type of cancer, which is why identifying the symptoms and knowing the causes are instrumental in obtaining a timely diagnosis as well as in prevention of this disease.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

In the early stages:

  1. Persistent coughing
  2. Chest pain
  3. Bleeding
  4. Fatigue
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Sudden weight loss
  7. Headaches
  8. Coughing up blood

In the later stages:

  1. Bone pain
  2. Joint pain
  3. Facial paralysis
  4. Neck swelling
  5. Blood clotting
  6. Weakness
  7. Sever chest pain

Causes of Lung Cancer

Smoking: People who smoke are more prone to lung cancer. With the increase in the number of cigarettes you smoke, your chances of getting lung cancer increase too. People who don't smoke but are surrounded by the smokers also have high chances of being affected by this form of cancer.

Exposure to Asbestos: Asbestos is a group of mineral, which is present naturally in the environment. Lung cancer can occur due to the inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers.

Exposure to Ranon Gas: Ranon is a radioactive gas, which is formed naturally on decaying of radioactive elements. It is found in low levels in the air that we breathe and the water that we drink. Consumption of air and water having this gas leads to lung cancer.

High Levels of Air Pollution: Presence of high levels of dust particles and pollutants in the air that we breathe can cause lung cancer. 1-2% of lung cancer is caused because of it.

High Levels of Arsenic in Drinking Water: Consuming water with arsenic content is harmful as it directly affects the lungs and when the arsenic content is too high, it may lead to lung cancer.

Exposure to Chemicals: Exposure to certain chemicals like uranium, coal products, gasoline, diesel exhaust and mustard gas can also cause lung cancer.

Family History of Lung Cancer: Chances of getting lung cancer increase if your parents, child or siblings are already prone to lung cancer.

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