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Cough And Cold Treatment FAQ

  • How to get rid of cough and cold using Mucosolvan®?

    Mucosolvan® is the most frequently sold cough remedy in the world. It has a strong medical heritage and is known for its efficacy by health professionals around the world. Doctors often recommend Mucosolvan® as part of the cough and cold treatment.
    The Mucosolvan® range relieves you from many constraints caused by cough, cold and flu symptoms, at each phase of your cold. The treatments provide a level of scientifically proven efficacy that makes them often the preferred choice of experts.

    Learn more on how to get rid of cough and cold in this section:
    • Chesty cough

  • You can directly go to your pharmacy or chemist to buy Mucosolvan®. If you can’t find Mucosolvan® products at your pharmacy, ask your pharmacist for help.

  • Mucosolvan® syrup can be given to children starting 2 years. Please refer to the package leaflet and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any queries.

  • Children are especially susceptible to common colds because they have not yet developed resistance to most of the viruses that cause them. But an immature immune system is not the only thing that makes kids vulnerable. Children also tend to spend lots of time with other children and are not always careful about washing their hands, which makes it easy for a common cold to spread.

  • In general Mucosolvan® products do not require special storage conditions but usually should not be stored in the fridge. If there are storage conditions or you want to know the shelf life, this can be found on the packaging of your product. Mucosolvan products as any other medicine should be kept out of children’s reach.

  • Yes. Mucosolvan® cough syrup 30 mg/5 ml is suitable for diabetics. Each 5 ml dose contains 1.2 g of carbohydrate. Consult a doctor if in doubt or if you notice any significant change to your blood sugar levels.

  • When you should see a doctor depends on the individual situation. In general contact a doctor if your cough lasts longer than about a week, if you are feverish, or if you have persistent chest pain or difficulty breathing.

  • There are two kinds of coughs:

    1. Productive cough (cough with mucus)
    2. Non-productive cough (dry cough).

    Productive cough is known by other names including chesty cough, a wet cough and cough with phlegm. Coughing is the body's way of removing increased amounts of thickened phlegm (also known as sputum or mucus) from the airways.

    In a healthy person, mucus is usually a white or transparent gel-like liquid. It traps viruses, bacteria and particles that you inhale so that they can be removed more easily by the cilia. The cilia then transport the mucus out of the airways.

    A non-productive cough is dry, tickling and irritating – caused by a repeated stimulus in the respiratory tract, often in the pharynx. This kind of cough is not associated with increased production of phlegm.

    With dry cough, the airways are not congested and there is often a tickling feeling in the throat. A dry cough may develop into a cough with phlegm in the course of the common cold.

    Please find more details on symptoms and causes in the section “symptoms” of this website.

  • This depends on the type of cough. A dry, irritating cough can be very troublesome and can be treated with a remedy like Cough Reliever Syrup. This is often enough to reduce coughing.

    If suffering from the common cold, the body produces more mucus. As a result, dry cough often turns into a productive cough.

    Patients are recommended to take their cough medications during the evening. This will give the individual more restful sleep while allowing the chest to recover from exhausting coughing. In this stage of productive cough, it is generally advisable to use an expectorant such as Mucosolvan® Cough Syrup to help expectorate the phlegm.

    If the cough does not get better within about a week consulting your doctor is recommended.

  • Cold, flu and influenza are often mixed up as the symptoms are very similar. However, the severity of the symptoms and how quick viruses can affect the body vary from one person to another.

    The common cold:

    The common cold is a viral infectious disease that lasts for about one week. It is actually the most frequent infectious disease in man.

    The common cold makes it really hard for you to follow your usual routine. Several symptoms can affect the body at the same time. Plus the severity of the symptoms can vary.

    Compared to the flu (influenza) the symptoms appear gradually with a typical course. It starts with sore throat, followed by a clogged nose. At its peak, individuals may complain of headaches, muscle aches, a clogged nose and fever. These symptoms are often followed by a dry cough then a chesty cough.

    The flu:

    The flu or influenza refers to a highly contagious viral infection of the airways. It starts suddenly and causes severe aches throughout the entire body. Individuals may have a high fever (>38.5°C), headaches and a feeling of exhaustion.
    The symptoms often appear simultaneously. This is followed by cold-like symptoms, including a sore throat, a blocked nose and a persistent, dry cough which may last for weeks after the initial infection. Influenza can be very dangerous, especially for older or infirm patients and children. For specific target groups a vaccination is recommended. Please visit your doctor for advice.

  • Mucosolvan® is the most frequently sold cough remedy in the world. It has a strong medical heritage and is known for its efficacy by health professionals around the world. This cough syrup loosens tenacious phlegm in the bronchi, making it easier and less painful to cough up and thereby supporting the healing process.

    Taking Mucosolvan® syrup also provides relief. A smooth, protective film immediately covers the irritated mucus membranes in the throat. This soothes and alleviates the throat irritation.

  • Mucosolvan®’s active ingredient Ambroxol supports the clearance of the respiratory tract. It facilitates expectoration, eases productive coughing and helps in overcoming infections. Mucosolvan® Syrup gets to work right away to help you break free from cough.

    With its 3-way action, it loosens mucus (phlegm) in the bronchi that causes cough, clears the airway to ease the irritation, and prevents the body from producing new mucus. Mucosolvan® liberates your lungs from cough, giving you the power to breathe free and deeply!

  • Mucosolvan® Syrup has a beneficial soothing effect in the throat that is evident as soon as the syrup is taken. A smooth, protective film immediately covers the irritated mucous membranes, which soothes and alleviates throat irritation. Secondly, Mucosolvan® loosens the tenacious mucus in the bronchi making it easier and less painful to cough up.

  • Mucosolvan® comes in three forms:

    1. Syrup (for children & adults)
    2. Tablet form (for adults & children 6 years and above)
    3. Long acting capsules (for adults & children 12 years and above).
  • Do not go over the dose prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist to prevent side effects.

  • Some smokers suffer from chronic cough. This type of cough presents a constant burden to the bronchi. Mucosolvan® helps to clear phlegm from the bronchi. In particular, Mucosolvan® tablets offer a convenient dosage form to help free up mucus congestion and facilitate expectoration.


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