Grilinctus - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Grilinctus: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Grilinctus?

Grilinctus syrup is prescribed for the symptomatic treatment of non-productive cough, especially dry, allergic, and irritating cough. Since it belongs to the class of Schedule G prescription drugs, exercise proper precautions before consuming. It is dangerous to use Grilinctus syrup without medical supervision.

Every 5 ml of the syrup contains:

  • Chlorpheniramine Maleate I.P.: 2.5 mg
  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide I.P.: 5 mg
  • Guaiphenesin I.P.: 50mg
  • Ammonium Chloride I.P.: 60 mg

What are the uses of Grilinctus?

Each component in the syrup serves a particular purpose.

  • Chlorpheniramine maleate – It is a first-generation antihistamine. It decreases respiratory tract secretions and relieves symptoms of allergy, allergic rhinitis, hay fever, common cold, and asthma.
  • Dextromethorphan hydrobromide – It is an antitussive (prevents or relieves cough). It suppresses cough centers and eliminates non-productive dry cough.
  • Guaiphenesin – As a mucolytic, it loosens and liquefies mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tract, thus easing cough and eliminating phlegm. It relieves congestion occurring due to the common cold, asthma, and other respiratory diseases.
  • Ammonium chloride – It decreases the stickiness and thickness of mucus, increases mucociliary action in the respiratory tract, and causes a more productive cough.
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What are the side effects of Grilinctus?

The side effects of Grilinctus also differ based on the component. Common side effects are:

  • Chlorpheniramine maleate: Dry mouth, nose, and throat, drowsiness, loss of appetite, increased chest congestion, constipation, headache, nausea, vomiting
  • Dextromethorphan hydrobromide: Confusion, blurred vision, drowsiness, severe nausea or vomiting, shakiness (tremors), slowed breathing, unusual excitement, nervousness, irritability
  • Guaifenesin: Dizziness, decreased uric acid levels, nausea, vomiting, headache, rashes, stomach pain
  • Ammonium chloride: Severe nausea

Do not use the syrup without medical advice, particularly if you have comorbidities like hypertension, renal failure, or liver disease, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep away from children.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Grilinctus

1. Is Grilinctus safe in pregnancy?

Consuming Grilinctus syrup during pregnancy (especially in the third trimester) and lactation is not suggested. It passes through the placenta and may cause deformities and unwanted effects in your baby. When breastfeeding, it passes through the milk, enters your newborn, and may interfere with their growth and development. Consult your physician before starting Grilinctus.

2. Is Grilinctus good for dry cough?

Yes! Grilinctus works well for dry cough. Dextromethorphan hydrobromide is an antitussive. It suppresses the cough center located in your brain and prevents unwanted dry (without sputum) cough, and thus soothing your throat. Do consult your doctor before starting Grilinctus, as it is a Schedule G drug.

3. Is Grilinctus sugar-free?

Grilinctus contains sugar syrup in its formula. Sugar syrup is added to enhance its taste and increase compliance towards the syrup among all ages. Sugar syrup also acts as a natural preservative in the formula, and it is good for your health compared to other artificial preservatives. The sugar solely in Grilinctus doesn’t harm you.

4. Is Grilinctus safe for children?

Yes, Grilinctus is safe for children above 5 years. Do not use Grilinctus syrup for younger children as it may interfere with their growth and development. Children have a soft stomach and may be prone to adverse effects like stomach upset, nausea, etc., too quickly. Take your pediatrician’s advice regarding the optimum dosage and other necessary precautions before administering this syrup to your child.

5. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Grilinctus-BM Paediatric Syrup?

Store Grilinctus-BM Paediatric Syrup in a dry place away from direct heat and light. Do not refrigerate and keep at room temperature. Keep it out of the reach and sight of children to avoid accidental intake. Do not use it after its expiry date. After usage, dispose of it along with the measuring cup in the dustbin. Don’t store the cup for the next use.

6. Will Grilinctus-BM Paediatric Syrup be more effective if taken in more than recommended doses?

Using more than the recommended dose will never be more effective for your child. Excess or prolonged intake of Grilinctus-BM Paediatric Syrup may put your child at risk of developing serious side effects like rapid heart rate, cognition defects, seizures, depression, and inability to concentrate. A standard dosage like 5–10 drops twice or thrice a day is designed to avoid such side effects. Always follow your physician’s recommended dosage.

7. Can sugar patients take Grilinctus?

In diabetics, before starting with Grilinctus, it is recommended to check HbA1c and blood sugar levels (fasting and postprandial). If the above levels are normal, take Grilinctus for the prescribed time. It is always advised to consult your physician before taking Grilinctus. They will understand your medical history and suggest whether to use Grilinctus or not.

8. Does Grilinctus-BM increase heart rate?

Grilinctus-BM may not cause an increased heart rate. But in case you are having any cardiac disorders like hypertension, arrhythmias, palpitations, heart failure, myocardial infarction, etc., use it with caution and only up to the duration prescribed. Take your physician’s advice while starting the medication.

9. Can Grilinctus BM cause tremors?

Yes, Grilinctus BM may cause tremors and shakiness. Consult a doctor before starting with this syrup if you have a past medical history of tremors, or consult one immediately if you observe any shakiness in your hands or legs after starting with this medication. The side effects of these drugs are temporary and usually resolve on their own.

10. Is Grilinctus safe in diabetes?

Grilinctus contains sugar syrup as one of the ingredients. Safety levels depend on your blood sugar levels, comorbidities, and other complications. So, take your physician's advice before using this syrup. They will guide you after monitoring your blood sugar levels, HbA1C levels, and other necessary medical parameters.

Consult our experts at Yashoda Hospitals and get a medical opinion before starting Grilinctus. Do not recommend this medication to others having similar symptoms.



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