Ventocough Syrup – Bronchodilator, Expectorant and Mucolytic

Ventocough syrup consists of  three active ingredients (salbutamol, guaifenesin, bromhexine). Ventocough syrup is an  an expectorant , this medicine indicated for respiratory conditions associated with an increase in the production of respiratory secretions (sputum). Ventocough is available in two forms (Ventocough with added sugar – and Ventocough without sugar). Ventocough syrup is suitable for adults, including the elderly, and it can also be given to children over 2 years old. Follow the instructions shown on this page carefully, and below are a set of important points that we must pay your attention to:

  • If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant , planning to have a baby or breastfeeding: do not use Ventocough Syrup and consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
  • Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. This medicine can cause harm if your doctor does not prescribe it.

How does Ventocough syrup work?

Each 5ml of Ventocough syrup contains the following active ingredients:

  • 1 mg salbutamol: Salbutamol acts on receptors in the lungs called beta-2 receptors, and when salbutamol stimulates these receptors, it causes the bronchial muscles to relax, allowing the airways to open and facilitate the passage of air through them, which reflects on the breathing to be easier and more comfortable.
  • 2 mg bromhexine: Bromhexine belongs to a class of drugs called (Mucolytics). Bromhexine reduces the viscosity of bronchial secretions (reduces the viscosity of phlegm), and thus it facilitates the expulsion of these secretions (phlegm) to the outside, and this effect leads to a reduction in the severity of Cough.
  • 50 mg guaifenesin: Guaifenesin works by reducing the viscosity of bronchial secretions (reduce the viscosity of phlegm), and reduce their adhesion to the bronchi by reducing the surface tension of sputum, and thus it facilitates the process of expelling these secretions (phlegm) to the outside, and this effect leads to a reduction in the severity of attacks Coughing up, Guaifenesin, with its expectorant effect, helps make phlegm softer and loosens bronchial secretions, and this helps to facilitate the removal of mucous substances (secretions).

Indications

Ventocough syrup is used to relieve symptoms, usually associated with respiratory conditions such as:

  • Bronchitis and bronchial asthma.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Bronchiectasis.
  • Emphysema.

Dosage and administration

  • Adult dose: 10 ml of Ventocough syrup, 3 to 4 times daily. this dose can be gradually increased to reach 20 ml each time.
  • Child from 2 to 6 years: 2.5 ml to 5 ml, 3 to 4 times daily.
  • Child  from 6 to 12 years: 5 ml, 3 to 4 times daily.
  • Children over 12 years of age: from 5 to 10 ml of Ventocough syrup, from 3 to 4 times daily.
  • Elderly patients: The dose is recommended to start with 5 ml, 3 to 4 times daily.
  • Ventocough syrup should not be given to children under 2 years old.

Important warning: If the doses decided for you by your doctor differ from those mentioned in this article, then ignore the information contained in this article. If you are in doubt about the dose your doctor has decided for you, you can discuss or ask the pharmacist for more directions.

When and how do I take Ventocough?

Usually recommended Ventocough dosage is two to three times daily, and it is preferable to take your doses at the same time of the day every day, as this will help you to remember to take it regularly. You can also take your dose with or without food, you have to choose whether to take the dose with or without food and then take it the same way every day, and this is to make sure that the same amount of medicine is absorbed by your body every day.

Tips and Advices

  1. Ventocough syrup can be taken with or without food.
  2. It is preferable to shake the bottle well before every use.
  3. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost the time for the next dose, so you should skip the missed dose, continue your regular schedule, and do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
  4. You should avoid consuming alcoholic beverages while you are being treated with medicines containing salbutamol (such as Ventocough syrup).
  5. Elderly people are more likely to have side effects on the heart (rapid and irregular heartbeat) due to the use of medicines containing salbutamol (such as Ventocough syrup).
  6. Medicines containing salbutamol (Ventocough Syrup) may make you feel dizzy or drowsy. Therefore, do not use machinery, drive a car, or do an activity that requires mindfulness until you are sure you can perform these activities safely.
  7. If the cough persists for more than a week or  is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache, you should consult a doctor.
  8. A chronic cough can be a sign of a serious health condition.
  9. If the patient notices that Ventocough is becoming less effective in controlling bronchospasm (shortness of breath), or if he needs to increase the dose, he should seek medical attention.
  10. Throw away Ventocough syrup 6 months after opening.
  11. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve after 14 days of starting Ventocough.

Side effects

Side effects related to salbutamol:

  • Tremor.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Anxiety, tension, and difficulty sleeping or staying asleep long enough.
  • Headache.
  • Low potassium in the blood.

side effects related to bromhexine and guaifenesin:

  • Stomach upset.
  • diarrhea.
  • Dizziness.
  • Headache.
  • Indigestion and nausea.
  • Sweating.
  • Skin rash.

Patient Information Leaflet

Ventocough – Product Information 

فينتوكف شراب - النشرة الداخلية
فينتوكف شراب – النشرة الداخلية
Product Ventocough syrup
Available concentrations – Forms Syrup( with add sugar) – Ampoules( without sugar).
Arabic Content- click the name Ventocough – Arabic content.
Company Glenmark Pharmaceuticals -Egypt
Country Egypt (the Arab Republic of Egypt).
Legal status Prescription only
Active Ingredients Salbutamol – Guaifenesin – Bromhexine
Active Ingredients – no. 1 Salbutamol 
Anatomical main group RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Therapeutic subgroup DRUGS FOR OBSTRUCTIVE AIRWAY DISEASES
Pharmacological subgroup ADRENERGICS FOR SYSTEMIC USE
Chemical subgroup Selective beta-2-adrenoreceptor agonists
ATC code R03CC02
Active Ingredients – no. 2 Guaifenesin
Anatomical main group RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Therapeutic subgroup COUGH AND COLD PREPARATIONS
Pharmacological subgroup EXPECTORANTS, EXCL. COMBINATIONS WITH COUGH SUPPRESSANTS
Chemical subgroup Expectorants
ATC code R05CA03
Active Ingredients – no. 3 Bromhexine
Anatomical main group RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Therapeutic subgroup COUGH AND COLD PREPARATIONS
Pharmacological subgroup EXPECTORANTS, EXCL. COMBINATIONS WITH COUGH SUPPRESSANTS
Chemical subgroup Mucolytics
ATC code R05CB02
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

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