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Child suffering from cough and cold, applied vicks vaporub on chest and back and given ascoril but shivering

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hello sir, i'm from India. my 5 year old daughter is suffering from cough and cold. we had applied vicks vaporub on the chest and back and given 5 ml of ascoril at 7:30 pm she is shivering mildly in her sleep now. does this have anything to do with the medication given to her? ascoril was prescribed for use in these situations by her paediatrician.
Posted Tue, 8 Oct 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Overdoses of Ascoril may cause tremors.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to the Health Care Magic.


Your child is suffering with RTI (antihistamine, decongestant and paracetamol SOS. Some times antibiotic may also be added according to the requirement.

Ascoril is a bronchdilator containing terbutaline which help in bronchodilation and used for the productive cough.

This is a sympathomemetic drug having side effects of heart irritability and tremors with some high doses. which has occurred to your daughter.
Not much to worry.
Please stop this drug and the effect will wash off in 6 to 8 hours.

Always consult the doctor before medication.

Hope the query is answered.

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