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GRILINCTUS BM TAB
Grilinctus BM Tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Grilinctus BM tabletis a combination medicine used as a mucolytic (dissolves thick mucus) and bronchodilator (widens the bronchi) which helps in the relaxation of muscles in the airways and improves breathing. It helps to treat wheezing, chest tightness in people suffering from lung conditions such as asthma, bronchitis or emphysema. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Grilinctus BM Tablet are Bromhexine 8mg and Terbutaline 2.5mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Bromhexine helps in making the phlegm or mucus thinner, less viscous and expels out the mucus.
Terbutaline works by relaxing the muscles and opens the airways thus relieves one from chest tightness and shortness of breath.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before using Grilinctus BM Tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the Grlinctus BM tablet such as Bromhexine and Terbutaline
  • Caution:
  • MAO inhibitor use within 14 days
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Hypokalemia
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Seizure disorder
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Unusually responsive to sympathomimetic amines
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Grilinctus BM tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Pruritus
  • Nervousness
  • Tremo
  • Somnolence
  • Tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Asthenia
  • Flushing
  • Dyspnea
  • Diaphoresis

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Stevens-johnson syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Hypotension
  • Angina
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Arrhythmia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Seizures
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. Swallow Grilinctus BM Tablet whole, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break/cut/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Do not swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Take the tablet with or without food.
Dosage as recommended by your doctor or follow the instructions given on the prescription.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Tremor
  • Nausea
  • Tonic cramps
  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • Arrhythmia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Lactic acidsis
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Check with your doctor if you have any renal problems before using the Grilinctus BM tablet.

Liver:

Inform your doctor if you have any hepatic problems before consuming the Grilinctus BM tablet.

Pregnancy:

Bromhexine: Do not take this drug during pregnancy until unless suggested by a doctor under rare situations, because there are no controlled studies on pregnant women to determine whether this drug may harm a fetus or not.
Terbutaline: Do not take this drug during pregnancy to prevent premature labor.

Lactation:

Do not take this medicine if you are a nursing mother until unless suggested by a doctor.

Drug Interactions:

Caution always advised when used with other medicines especially when used with a diuretic pill or a beta-blocker such as Atenolol, Bisoprolol, Carvedilol, Metoprolol, Nadolol, Nebivolol, Propranolol, Sotalol, and others.

Precautions
  • Keep the tablet out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store at room temperature protected from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
  • Do not use the medicine if the tablet strip is torn or the tablet is broken.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Bromhexine for:

Acute and chronic bronchopulmonary diseases associated with abnormal mucous secretion and impaired mucous transport

How does Bromhexine work:

Potent mucolytic and mucokinetic agent, capable of bringing out bronchial secretion especially mucous plugs. Chronic obstructive lung disease and bronchiectisis.

How should Bromhexine be used:

Take this drug as directed by the doctor

Common side effects of Bromhexine :

Rhinorrhoea, lacrimation, gastric irritation and hypersensitivity.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Bromhexine :

If you have an allergy to bimatoprost or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Bromhexine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Bromhexine :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Cough & Cold Preparations

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