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Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide), Anti-allergic Cough Medicine

Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is a pleasant tasting composition of proved therapeutic agents. It provides symptomatic relief from dry, irritating and allergic cough. Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is a combination; and provides a potent non-narcotic, non-addictive cough suppressant, Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) with the anti-allergic effect of Chlorpheniramine Maleate and the soothing properties of Ammonium Chloride and Guaiphenesin.

Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide)

Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is a pleasant tasting composition of proved therapeutic agents. It provides symptomatic relief from dry, irritating and allergic cough. Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is a combination; and provides a potent non-narcotic, non-addictive cough suppressant, Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) with the anti-allergic effect of Chlorpheniramine Maleate and the soothing properties of Ammonium Chloride and Guaiphenesin.

Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide)a non-narcotic cough suppressant, in contrast to Morphine and Codeine, acts by acting on the cough centre and raises the central threshold for noxious stimuli. While Codeine increases the muscle tone in the intestinal tract thereby tending to reduce peristalsis and cause constipation, Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) does not cause constipation or other gastro-intestinal disturbances. Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) compares favorably in cough suppressant effectiveness wit Codeine. Being non-toxic and devoid of the undesirable effects of the narcotic cough suppressants, Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is particularly effective in the treatment of spasmodic cough. Because of its wide margin of safety, it is possible to increase the dose of Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide), in order to obtain a greater cough suppressant effect, for the control of severe paroxysmal coughing.

Ammonium Chloride and Guaiphenesin soothe the mucous lining and relieve irritation in the respiratory tract by direct demulcent effect.

Chlorpheniramine Maleate is one of the most active anti-allergic drugs developed. It is indicated in the treatment of cough occurring as a manifestation of allergy. The incidence of drowsiness after Chlorpheniramine Maleate is minimal as compared to other anti-allergies. It controls nasal congestion and post pharyngeal secretions adding much to the comfort of the patient. Moreover, since Chlorpheniramine Maleate does not have significant anti-cholinergic (atropine like) activity, it does not produce drying of mucosa and hence, it does not interfere with the body's natural process of cough expulsion.

INDICATIONS:

For symptomatic treatment of dry, irritating cough and cough of allergic etiology.

FORMULA:

Each 5 ml of Grilinctus contains :

Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide I.P. 5.0 mg

Chlorpheniramine Maieate I.P. 2.5 mg

Guaiphenesinl.P. 50.0 mg

Ammonium Chloride I.P. 60.0 mg

Syrup, flavorings etc. q.s.

Colours:

Ponceau 4R (Colour Index 16255)

Carmoisine (Colour Index 14720)

Caramel I.P.

DOSAGE:

Adults : 1 teaspoonful (5 ml) of Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) three to four times a day. Children : Above 2 years : Proportionately lesser dosage depending upon their age or as prescribed by the Physician.

CAUTION :

It is not advisable to prescribe Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) to children below two years. GRILINCTUS should not be taken by engine crews, vehicle drivers, machine operators, etc. Immediately before duty or while on duty.

PRESENTATION :

Grilinctus (Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) is pleasantly flavored and presented in a 100 ml bottle and a 450 ml bottle.

 

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Comments (7)

Good.

priyambada dash

i got clear idea about the dose

i son is 1 year 2 month old..my doctor always give him grilictus for cough..this time he is having cough and cold both..please advice.

Dear Nikhilji,

very good article on Grillinctus. I had used it a number of times on the prescription of Dr. RN Bose. Always I got relief dependant on the right dosage. Your article can enlighten a lot of persons for the right dosage.

My wife is 34weeks into pregnancy and has dry cough (for about 5 days)..s grillinctus avdisable for her?

My wife is pregnant (35 weeks), her doc advised grillinctus (5) and when the cough (dry ,mostly) didn't subside, prescribed grillinctus-BM. Is it safe as I have read (a while ago) on the net that it may not safe? what do you think - you seem to have a great deal of info on the syrup.

http://www.medschat.com/Discuss/during-pregnancy-sulfameth-trimethoprim-254465.htm

that's the link which says it's not safe during pregenancy (& you havent shed any light on whether it is advisble during pregnancy.

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