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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   good orning, to whom am i speaking to
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please proceed with your health query
User :   may i know ur name pls
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXXXXX here
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whom do you want to speak/discuss with?
User :   Hi doctor, asked name becasue doc bharat was knew my case. anyway i will brief u
Doctor :   ok
User :   if he is not around
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please go ahead
User :   i had this chest conjestion one 5 days ago
User :   and it was probably weather turning cold and i also went outside in windy without wearing any jcket. anyway doct prescribed the following two medicines at that time
User :   1. butonol tablets twice per day
User :   2. mucolyte syrup 10ml 3 times
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ok
User :   my breathing problem is say 30% improved but am really not recovering at the faster rate
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
you seem to have discussed the problem of bronchitis with DR. Bharat
User :   today the syrup was changed from mucolyte to Rhinathiol expectorant
Doctor :   ok
User :   is that a better syrup than mucolyte
User :   and should i mix this kind of syrup with butamol tabl?
User :   what other measure to do
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he had suggested you to ask for a spray form of seridtide . Did you ask for it?
User :   He advised me not seritide but butanol spray
User :   to which I said i have in my home seritide.
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ok
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what symptoms are you having now?
User :   When i went to doctor next morning and asked him about spray
User :   she said spray is light, better take butanol table for now
User :   same symtomes
User :   just 30% improvment
User :   i wanted to consult with you about this new syrup
Doctor :   ok
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what do you want to know about it?
User :   is this better than the prev one?
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the previous one was a mucolyte
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which means that it was given to break the mucus inside
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this is expectorant
User :   and this one?
User :   whats the diff
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which means it will help you to bring out the mucus that is inside you
User :   so basically both are same
User :   in fucntion
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kind of, but not exactly same
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i just explained what both are
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an expectorant is a medication that helps bring up mucus and other material from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea
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and a mucolytic is any agent which dissolves thick mucus and is usually used to help relieve respiratory difficulties
Doctor :   have you followed the difference between them?
User :   yes i am trying
Doctor :   this expectorant will also help you to bring it out
User :   can i ask you another question pls
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yes, please proceed
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what is the diagnosis given by your doctor to you regarding your present symptoms?
User :   I had the same condition last year, and the doctr at that time, gave me Bisolvon Syrup(Elixir) combined with Resyl (Guaifensin) syrup. This time he says both syrups are not available any more. But I recovered fast at that time. My question is were those 2 resemble near to mucolyte to this expecorant?
Doctor :   i wil help you in this
User :   or to this new syrup i mean
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Bisolvon was the mucolytic syrup
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Resyl syrup was the expectorant
Doctor :   did you go to the same doctor this time also?
User :   This time i went to another doctor, and she gave me butonol and mucolyte syrup (i did discuss with her this case, and yes the 2 syrups are not avaiable in the market anymore here).
as for the diognose, she says that since i have sinus and allergic issue since childhood, so this is not a case of asthma but of more allergic issue. She also asked me to take fexidine antiallergic daily
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Resyl syrup would have helped you better due to the extra properties that it has of muscle relaxant which would have helped the bronchial spasm better
Doctor :   is the Fexidine helping you?
User :   and about the case of Rhinathiol Expectorant ,, i just went to one of my pharamacist friend and he told me mucolyte syrup takes time, so you better take this Rhinathiol expotroant (as it is similar to rysil). so what is ur opinion now doc?
Doctor :  
could you please repeat your symptoms to me again? what are your main issues now?
User :   fexidine is my regular tablets since long, bec my main prob is sinus always (this time no sinus, no sneeze, no runny nose) seems all what mucos i was having via nose is now on my lngs :-(
Doctor :   ok
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so are you having any breathing difficulty? or wheeze?
User :   yes
User :   both
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is there chest pain while coughing?
User :   no chest pain at all
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is there sputum produced?
User :   coughing is also not there
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if yes, what is the color?
User :   no sputum as its a dry cough
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i feel that my lungs heavier and prb some mucis is just too hard to get out
User :   one more thing doc
User :   can say?
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on examination of the chest, what did the doctor say?is there congestion inside due to mucus? or is the dry cough allergic in nature?
Doctor :   do you have irritation in throat?
User :   she said its more of allergic as throat was clear, no fever, so she said no need to antibiotice as its case of allergy. BUT one point to clarify you, she asked me to neablize bec at that time 5 days ago i was havign severe breathing issues. So after 1 hr of neblization, i coughed and i see very thick yellow mucus. So i think i have a lot of mucos on my lungs, hard to get out.
User :   even when i cough harder myself, my thorat feels the taste of mucos
User :   but not cout
User :   comineg out
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ok
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i understand that
User :   thanks doc, now tell me should i contnue the butoanol tabl plus mucolyte plus this new exotorant same time?
User :   or any othr advise doc?
Doctor :  
continue taking Butanol tab
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and the new syrup
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continue taking for the next five days as prescribed.
User :   thanks doc, so i will stop the old mucolyte right?
Doctor :   since this is a chronic problem for you, it will take time for rtesponse
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*response
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the mucolyte you can stop for sometime as you are already feeling the mucus coming up the throat
User :   thanks doctor and sorry for taking all the time to tell u the history i feel even better now that you listened
Doctor :   in case the symptoms still do not improve, then ask your doctor to prescribe you a combination of these medications
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we are here to help you 24/7, so you can discuss your health problems anytime
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i was telling you the combination medication
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ask your doctor to prescribe you this combination
User :   yes i got that. will look into this after 5 days
Doctor :  
it should be prescribed, you cannot but it over the counter
User :   ah you mean to say there is syrup available that has bot properties in one bottle?
Doctor :   the syrup should contain Dextromethorphan+Guaifenesin+Menthol
Doctor :   this will help you to ease all the symptoms
User :   is there a name for this syrup?
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so ask him/her to prescribe you this
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this has mucolyte+expectorant and muscle relaxing properties, which will help your allergic symptoms also.
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it comes under various names, each company has a different name given to the syrup
User :   I think you are right, last year when i had same, the two syrups i told u (bisolvon and resyle) they prob did the same effect which u talked now
Doctor :  
yes, i have already explained you what the actions they did for you
User :   and that time, i never tool butonol tablets
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so that is why i have suggested this combination
Doctor :  
it is only a suggestion and not prescription
User :   yes i know. i will surely ask my doc
Doctor :  
you wil need a written prescription to buy this from your treating doctor.
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   What I will do, is to go back to the same doc i went last year
User :   thanks for ur time
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