The combination is an antitusive and expectorant cough mixture.
Ammonium chloride is an acidifying agent; it increases acidity by increasing free hydrogen ion concentration. It is used in patients with metabolic alkalosis as a result of chloride loss after vomiting, gastric suction, gastric fistula drainage and pyloric stenosis. It has also been used in the treatment of diuretic-induced chloride depletion and alkalosis resulting from excessive use of alkalinising drugs
Diphenhydramine blocks histamine H1-receptors on effector cells of the GI tract, blood vessels and respiratory tract. It also causes sedation and has some anticholinergic action.
Sodium citrate is a mucolytic,an agent which breaks down mucus so that coughing up plegm is easier and menthol is an expectorant.
As directed by physician.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity towards any of the ingredients in the product.
Dry mouth, dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting, gastrointestinal discomfort.
Potential risk to the fetus has been reported .Consult the physician before use. It is unknown how this medication affect breast feeding baby, consult the physician before use.
PENTUSS is available as syrup. The total content in each bottle is 100 ml.
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