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How does Duro-Tuss chesty cough work?

How does Duro-Tuss chesty cough work?

Duro-Tuss Chesty Cough Forte Tablets contain two active ingredients bromhexine hydrochloride and guaiphenesin. Bromhexine helps to clear the chest by thinning the mucus in your air passages. Guaiphenesin is an expectorant that loosens and reduces the thickness of phlegm, making it easier to cough up.

Does Duro-Tuss contain opiates?

R05DA08 – pholcodine ; Belongs to the class of opium alkaloids and derivatives. Used as cough suppressant. Duro-Tuss oral liqd 0.1% w/v (a colourless, slightly viscous solution with fruity odour) x 90 mL.

Can you overdose on Duro-Tuss?

If you take too much (overdose) If you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much Duro-Tuss Chesty Cough Liquid plus Nasal Decongestant, immediately telephone your doctor or call your nearest Poisons Information Centre for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital.

What type of cough is Duro-Tuss expectorant suitable for?

Duro-Tuss Cough Liquid Expectorant is a cough mixture used to relieve stubborn and irritating productive coughs (i.e. a cough that raises mucous/sputum from the respiratory tract) associated with bronchitis and other respiratory tract infections.

How do I know if my cough is a chest infection?

Signs and symptoms of a chest infection

  1. a persistent cough.
  2. coughing up yellow or green phlegm (thick mucus), or coughing up blood.
  3. breathlessness or rapid and shallow breathing.
  4. wheezing.
  5. a high temperature (fever)
  6. a rapid heartbeat.
  7. chest pain or tightness.
  8. feeling confused and disorientated.

How long can you take Duro-Tuss for?

How often: Every 6 hours as required (maximum 4 times per day)….RECOMMENDED DOSE.

Adults & Children over 12 years 5mL
Children 6-12 years 2-3mL

Can you take Duro-Tuss with high blood pressure?

Do not use in patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Consult your doctor if you are unsure whether Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Liquid plus Nasal Decongestant is suitable for you. Tell your doctor if you are taking any regular medication or suffer from any chronic medical conditions before use.

How long should you take Duro-Tuss for?

Do not take this medication for more than 7 days unless your doctor tells you to do so. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts longer than 7 days. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.

Is Duro-Tuss safe?

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

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What is the difference between mucolytic and expectorant?

Expectorants and mucolytic agents are different types of medication, yet both are intended to promote drainage of mucus from the lungs. An expectorant increases bronchial secretions and mucolytics help loosen thick bronchial secretions.