My son (1yr 11 months old) has cough with phlegm since yesterday evening... He has vomited out his food also twice due to this today... should i use ambrolite-s expectorant or ascoril expectorant? Are these safe. He is 12 kgs in weight. What about Sinarest-AF? thnak you...

Question (Posted on :  30 Jan 2008 )


My son (1yr 11 months old) has cough with phlegm since yesterday evening... He has vomited out his food also twice due to this today... should i use ambrolite-s expectorant or ascoril expectorant? Are these safe. He is 12 kgs in weight. What about Sinarest-AF? thnak you...

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 30 Jan 2008 )


Cough with phlegm indicates some infection and it is common in infants to vomit food due to cough. The key is to keep them in an upright posture for few hours after eating food, so that they do not regurgitate food. Ambrolite-S contatins ambroxol hydrochloride, guaiphenesin, salbutamol, and is useful in cough with bronchospasm. Ascoril contains terbutaline, bromhexine and guaiphenesin is a combination of bronchodilator and mucolytic - which breaks the phlegm. Sinarest-AF contains Phenylephrinehydrochloride and Chlorpheniraminemaleate more useful to allergic congestion. For your son the best option would be Ascoril.



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