Is Ascoril Cough Expectorant safe for use in Children below 2 years?

Question (Posted on :  14 Mar 2008 )

Is Ascoril Cough Expectorant safe for use in Children below 2 years?

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 14 Mar 2008 )

Ascoril cough syrup contains terbutaline, bromhexine and guaifenesin. Guaifenesin is not approved for use in children below 2 years by FDA, however Ascoril syrup is prescribed to under 2 year children in India - with limited information on the safety.

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