Handling Of Cough With Phlegm?
Good night, how to deal with cough with phlegm? And is it permissible after I eat instant noodles to take Komix medicine directly? While the drug that I read, there is a description of * Hard Medicine * how, is it allowed or not?
Hello Anita Rianjani Anita,
Coughing is a response of the body to remove foreign matter (liquid, dirt, dust, etc.) from the respiratory tract. Phlegm cough or productive cough is a cough accompanied by excessive secretion of airways. Phlegm cough can be a symptom of diseases such as flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, COPD.
Komix is a cough syrup product containing guaifenesin (expectorant), decongestants, and antihistamines. This drug is useful to relieve symptoms of cough with phlegm because of the role of expectorants which help expectoration become more easily removed when coughing. There are also types of komix that are equipped with antitussives to suppress the cough reflex so it's usually not recommended for patients with cough with phlegm.
Komix itself is a category C drug for pregnant women. This means that animal studies have shown side effects on the fetus. However, there are no controlled studies in pregnant women. This drug should only be given to patients if the expected benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus.
On the packaging of this drug there is a blue circle which means free drugs are limited. OTC drugs are limited meaning drugs can be purchased by patients themselves without using a doctor's prescription for self-medication (self-medication), but must be used according to instructions and rules of use on the packaging. Patients should also pay attention to warnings about the side effects that may arise from the use of drugs as well as contraindications to use. If the medicine you have has a red circle, it means that the hard drug consumed is only based on doctor's instructions.
Komix drugs can be taken before or after meals. After taking this medicine, drink a glass of water. Take the drug at the same time every day to avoid forgetting the dose of the medicine The dose of this drug is 1-2 sachets / drink, can be taken 2-3 times per day for adults.
This drug can interact with MAO inhibitors, beta blockers (for example: propranolol) and tricyclic antidepressants (for example: amitriptyline) so that their use should be avoided or consulted with your doctor first. We recommend that if you already consume komix do not consume other cold cough medicines and do not consume alcohol. This drug can cause drowsiness, avoid driving or operate heavy equipment that requires accuracy after consumption of komix medication.
Side effects that can arise from the use of komix drugs are:
Mouth, nose and throat feel dry
Heart palpitations, spasms, hallucinations (severe side effects) - you should stop treatment and do a quick examination with a doctor
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.