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What is Axol XL?

Axol XL Syrup is used for Common cold, Cough, Congestion, Bronchitis, Breathing illnesses, Acute and chronic bronchopulmonary diseases associated with abnormal mucus secretion and other conditions. Axol XL Syrup may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Axol XL Syrup contains Ambroxol, Guaiphenesin, Menthol and Terbutaline Sulphate as active ingredients.
Axol XL Syrup works by thinning the mucus in the air passages; promoting mucus clearance, having anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and local anaesthetic effects; temporarily relieving minor pain; relaxing and opening the airways;
Active Health manufactures Axol XL Syrup.
Detailed information related to Axol XL Syrup's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Axol XL Syrup Uses

Axol XL Syrup is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2, 3
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Axol XL Syrup Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Axol XL Syrup improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
  • Thinning the mucus in the air passages.
  • Promoting mucus clearance, having anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and local anaesthetic effects.
  • Temporarily relieving minor pain.
  • Relaxing and opening the airways.
References: 1, 3

Axol XL Syrup - Composition and Active Ingredients

Axol XL Syrup is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Axol XL Syrup - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Axol XL Syrup. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 4, 5
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Axol XL Syrup - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Axol XL Syrup, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Asthma
  • Consult doctor if condition worsens or does not improve after 14 days of use
  • Contact doctor immediately if experiencing allergic symptoms to this medication
  • Do not drive or operate machinery
  • Emphysema
References: 4, 4

Axol XL Syrup - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Axol XL Syrup may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Axol XL Syrup may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Alcohol
  • Anisindione
  • Antibiotics
  • Bendrofluazide
  • Dicumarol
  • Furosemide
References: 3, 4
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Axol XL Syrup - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Axol XL Syrup is a contraindication. In addition, Axol XL Syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • Allergic reactions
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breathing difficulty
  • History of allergy to Ambroxol or Bromhexine
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pregnant
References: 4
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Where to Buy Axol XL Syrup

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Axol XL Syrup - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Axol XL Syrup safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Guaiphenesin: No
    • Ambroxol: No
    • Menthol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Terbutaline Sulphate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    References: 4
  • Is Axol XL Syrup safe while breastfeeding?
    • Guaiphenesin: No
    • Ambroxol: No
    • Menthol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Terbutaline Sulphate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    References: 4
  • Can Axol XL Syrup be used for common cold and cough?
    Yes, common cold and cough are among the most common reported uses for Axol XL Syrup. Please do not use Axol XL Syrup for common cold and cough without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Axol XL Syrup.
  • How long do I need to use Axol XL Syrup before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported same day and 3 days as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Axol XL Syrup. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Axol XL Syrup.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Axol XL Syrup? website users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Axol XL Syrup. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Axol XL Syrup. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Axol XL Syrup.
  • Should I consume Axol XL Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Axol XL Syrup after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Axol XL Syrup.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Axol XL Syrup medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Axol XL Syrup. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Axol XL Syrup

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 6, 7, 8, 9

Overdosage of Axol XL Syrup

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Axol XL Syrup, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 10, 11, 12

Storage of Axol XL Syrup

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Axol XL Syrup.
References: 13, 14, 15, 16

Expired Axol XL Syrup

  • Taking a single dose of expired Axol XL Syrup is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 17, 18

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Axol XL Syrup - Packages and Strengths

Axol XL Syrup is available in the following packages and strengths
Axol XL Syrup - Packages: 60 ml, 100 ml
Axol XL Syrup - Strengths: 60ML, 100ML

Axol XL Syrup - Manufacturers

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Axol XL Syrup - Demographic Information


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