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Petodox-Plus Syrup

Manufactured byWELLMARK LIFE SCIENCES PVT LTD
ContainsAmbroxol (15 mg/5 ml) + Guaifenesin (50 mg/5 ml) + Levocetirizine (2.5 mg/5 ml) + Menthol (1 mg/5 ml)
Description

Petodox-Plus Syrup is a combination medicine which may be used to treat abnormal mucus secretion, airway blockage, chest congestion, etc associated with conditions such as emphysema, tracheobronchitis, etc. It is also used for the treatment of a cough that produces mucus or phlegm.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Petodox-Plus Syrup

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Gastric irritation
  • Decreased urination
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Skin blistering
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain

Uses of Petodox-Plus Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Emphysema (lung disease that affects the air sacs)
  • Tracheobronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
  • Productive cough
  • Allergic Rhinitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine since it may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and loss of concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Gastric ulceration

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of gastric ulceration because it may worsen the condition.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of Stevens-Johnson syndrome which is a rare but serious disorder of the skin due to the increased risk of adverse effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Ambroxol, Guaifenesin, Levocetirizine, Menthol, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Kidney Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with end-stage kidney disease and creatinine clearance less than 10 ml/min due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in Elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly population due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Urinary retention

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with spinal cord lesions or prostatic hyperplasia since it may increase the risk of urinary retention. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Gastric ulceration

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of gastric ulceration or any other gastrointestinal disorders.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take/Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine since it may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and loss of concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Clobazam

Codeine

Disease interactions

Gastric ulceration

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with active gastric ulceration or a history of gastric ulceration due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administer this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
Ambroxol works by promoting mucus clearance and easing a productive cough. Guaifenesin works by reducing the thickness of mucus in the air passages; this makes it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways. Levocetirizine works by blocking the action of a natural substance produced by the body called histamine which is responsible for causing allergic symptoms. Menthol causes a feeling of coolness and gives a soothing effect to the throat.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Mucolytics, Expectorants, Antihistamines, Miscellaneous agent

Schedule

Schedule H

Ambroxol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 11 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06742

Ambixol, Ambroxol [Internet]. Sopharma.com. 2017 [cited 10 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.sopharma.com/ambroxol.php

Guaifenesin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 26 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00874

Levocetirizine | C21H25ClN2O3 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/1549000#section=Top

Levocetirizine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607056.html

Menthol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 24 July 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00825
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