Ascoril - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Ascoril: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Ascoril?

Ascoril LS is a cough syrup used to treat a cough with mucus.
It comes under expectorants class. Ascoril is a combination medicine of ambroxol, guaifenesin, and levosalbutamol. Ascoril LS has a soothing effect in spasms, blockage, swelling, and contraction in the airway and lungs. Ascoril syrup helps reduce thick mucus and phlegm from the nose, windpipe, and lungs by thinning the mucus. Ascoril also relieves from runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.

What are the uses of Ascoril?

  • Ascoril LS is used to treat coughs with mucus and phlegm.
  • Ascoril relieves a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and itching.
  • Ascoril helps treat chronic bronchitis, in which the airways within the lungs are swollen, reddened, and inflamed.
  • Doctors also prescribe it to relieve asthma attacks caused due to airway blockage and spasms.
  • Ascoril LS is also used to treat chronic respiratory problems, congestion, lung congestion, and sinusitis.
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What are the side effects of Ascoril?

Common side effects of Ascoril LS are:

  • Headache and fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Disturbed stomach and constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Skin rash

Severe side effects are:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Tremors
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Urticaria, or hives formed on the skin
  • Bloating and muscle cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth

Women who are pregnant, lactating, or breastfeeding should strictly consult their doctors before consuming Ascoril LS. Moreover, if you have kidney problems or liver disease, talk to your physician or our team at Yashoda Hospitals for expert medical advice before taking this drug.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ascoril

1. Is Ascoril safe during breastfeeding?

Yes, it is safe to take the drug during breastfeeding. When the patient is on breastfeed, if she takes the ascoril as a medicine then it is possible that the traces of the drug which is present in the syrup-like ambroxol, guaifenesin should be secreted in her milk and the traces of the drug passes to the baby. In this case, it is very important to take the right dosage. Consult with your doctor before taking the Ascoril Syrup and about the effect of the drug.

2. How to make Ascoril syrup?

You can take Ascoril Expectorant 200 ML with or without food as prescribed by your physician. Measure the dose with the measuring cup provided with a syrup pack. Shake well before use. Depending on the patient's medical condition the doctor will prescribe you the dosage of Ascoril Expectorant 200 ML.

3. Is Ascoril an antibiotic?

No, it is not an antibiotic but a cough syrup. It treats cough by thinning thick mucus and allowing a wet cough. This drug thins the thick mucus in the nose, windpipe, and lungs which is easier to expel. Ascoril LS syrup is also prescribed to treat asthma attacks.

4. Is Ascoril good for dry cough?

Ascoril D plus sugar-free syrup is a combination drug of chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine. Used to treat dry cough along with allergic rhinitis. It relieves runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and throat allergies. It also relieves lung congestion or nose blocks.

5. Is Ascoril LS safe for babies?

Yes, Ascoril LS drops are commonly given to children of age 2 to 6 years. Ascoril LS Junior syrup is prescribed for children between 2 to 14 years of age. Your physician will prescribe the dosage depending on the condition and the child's body weight. It can also be given to babies below two years of age but should be taken with care.

6. Does Ascoril LS cause drowsiness?

Yes, Ascoril LS (200ml) causes drowsiness. A combination of the drug ambroxol and levosalbutamol causes drowsiness and dizziness. It is not essential that every patient experience this side effect. However, avoid driving if you feel drowsy and dizzy after taking Ascoril. You are also advised not to consume alcohol for approximately 24 hours after taking Ascoril LS, as you will feel severe drowsiness and dizziness.

7. Is Ascoril good for a sore throat?

Yes, you can take it for a mild sore throat. It is chiefly used in the treatment of cough, common cold, stuffy nose, and chest congestion. Physicians also prescribed Ascoril syrup for an asthmatic attack, acute sore throat, and chronic bronchopulmonary diseases.

8. What is the difference between Ascoril LS and Ascoril Plus?

Ascoril LS has a mucolytic property, which thins the phlegm in the nose, windpipe, and lungs to make it easier to cough out. Ascoril D plus is a cough suppressant used to treat dry cough, common cold, and allergies. It also gives relief to runny noses, watery eyes, sneezing, and itching.

9. Is Ascoril cough syrup banned?

No. Ascoril cough syrup is not banned and is also not mentioned in the drug ban list. Ascoril syrup is manufactured by Glenmark pharmaceuticals. The statement was given by the Glenmark team that it can still be prescribed. As they send their sales team to doctors make them understand that Ascoril is not on the drug ban list. Glenmark’s Ascoril LS syrup and Alex Syrup are not banned, but another cough syrup, Mucaryl, is banned.

10. Can Ascoril cause heart disease?

If an overdose of Ascoril LS syrup is taken it causes severe effects on the heart and increases the heart rate.

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