Cough Syrup In Bangladesh

Cough is very common among Bangladeshi people mostly because of the air pollution and frequent change in weather. Therefore, cough syrup is one of the most used medicines in Bangladesh. There are various types of cough syrup available that you can use for the temporary relief of cough, sneezing, or runny nose.

Some of the best cough syrups in Bangladesh are Honeybas Syrup, Sudocof Syrup, Brofex Syrup, Acticol Syrup, Aerovil Syrup, Alatrol Syrup, Cloramin Syrup, Tuspel Syrup, Dixar Plus Syrup, Aquaphen Syrup, Askorel Syrup, etc.

List of Best Cough Syrup In Bangladesh  

Honeybas Syrup

This is an herbal cough syrup from ACME Laboratories Ltd. Honeybas Syrup dissolves the phlegm from the throat and lungs therefore it is a very effective cough syrup for all types of cough and cold. This cough syrup removes the irritation of the throat and revives the hoarseness. You can use this cough syrup in conditions like dry irritable cough, allergic & smokers cough. This is an herbal syrup and it is free of side effects. Honeybas Syrup is good for both children and adults. The price of 100 ml Honeybas Syrup is 75.00 BDT.

Composition of Honeybas Syrup

Each teaspoon full (5 ml) of syrup contains extracts of-

  • Adhatoda vasica 0.68 gm
  • Piper longum 0.14 gm
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra 6.78 mg
  • Trikatu (Piper nigrum, Zingiber officinale) 20.34 mg
  • Terminalia chebula 73.24 mg
  • Vitis venifera 0.14 gm
  • Acorus calamus 6.78 mg
  • Saussurea lappa 6.78 mg
  • Syzygium aromaticum 6.78 mg
  • Trizatak 20.34 mg
  • Pistacia integerrima 6.78 mg
  • Myrica nagi 6.78 mg
  • Woodfordia fruticosa 1.14 mg

Dosage & Administration

  • Children under 12 years: 1-2 teaspoonful (5-10 ml) 2-3 times a day
  • Adult: 3 teaspoonful (15 ml) 2-3 times a day

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
AdolefOpsonin Pharma Ltd.
AdovasSquare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
DevasDrug International Ltd.
KofsolKemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
RemocofIncepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Sudocof Syrup

This syrup is a mixture of antitussive, decongestant, and antihistamine agents. If you have a dry cough then you can take this syrup as it has Dextromethorphan which is best used to depress dry cough. This cough syrup has a histamine H1 receptor antagonist and an antitussive combination that can remove the upper respiratory tract disorders as well as non-productive cough. On the other hand, Triprolidine binds to the histamine H1 receptor and reduces the negative symptoms produced by histamine. Sudocof Syrup is manufactured by Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and the price of a 100 ml bottle is 100.00 taka.

Composition of Sudocof Syrup

Each 5 ml syrup contains-

  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 10 mg
  • Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30 mg
  • Triprolidine Hydrochloride 1.25 mg       

Dosage & Administration

  • Adults: 2 teaspoons three times daily
  • Children:
    • Over 12 years: 2 teaspoons three times daily
    • 6 to 12 years: 1 teaspoon three times daily
    • 2 to 5 years: 1/2 teaspoon three times daily
    • 6 months to 2 years: 1/4 teaspoon three times daily

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
A-CofACME Laboratories Ltd.
Delkof PlusPopular Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
DexpotenEskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
FreecofAristopharma Ltd.
NytkofBeacon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
OfkofSquare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Brofex Syrup

This cough syrup is best used for chronic dry cough and acute dry cough. Dextromethorphan takes direct action and shows high-affinity binding in the cough center of the medulla of the brain. Dextromethorphan is an NMDA receptor antagonist and it works as a non-competitive channel blocker. This is well-tolerated cough syrup and there is no major side effect of this medicine. Some common side effects are nausea and dizziness. Brofex syrup is a product of Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and the price of a 100 ml bottle is 40.13 taka.

Composition of Brofex Syrup    

Each 5 ml syrup contains-

  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 10 mg

Dosage & Administration

  • Adults and Children over 12 years: 15 to 30 mg three to four times per day
  • Children between 6 and 12 years: 5-15 mg up to four times per day
  • Children between 2 and 6 years: 2.5-5 mg up to four times per day

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
D-coughOpsonin Pharma Ltd.
DexpofenEskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
DextromethorphanBeximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
DixarACI Limited
MetodexAd-din Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
TomephenIncepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Ambrox Syrup

If you are suffering from acute and chronic bronchitis with viscid mucus then you can take Ambrox Syrup. This cough syrup can be used for productive cough, inflammatory disease of the rhino-pharyngeal tract, Asthmatic bronchitis, Bronchiectasis, Chronic pneumonia, etc. Ambroxol Hydrochloride holds more bronchosecretolytic effect than bromhexine. Therefore, it improves sputum rheology and reduces dyspnea. Moreover, it also has anti-inflammatory properties that provide an inhibitory effect on the production of cellular cytokines. The price of Ambrox Syrup is 50.00 Taka.

Composition of Ambrox Syrup    

Each 5 ml syrup contains-

  • Ambroxol Hydrochloride 15 mg

Dosage & Administration

  • Pediatric Drops:
    • 0-6 months: 0.5 ml 2 times a day
    • 6-12 months: 1 ml 2 times a day
    • 1-2 years: 1.25 ml 2 times a day
  • Syrup:
    • 2-5 years: 2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoonful) 2-3 times a day
    • 5-10 years: 5 ml (1 teaspoonful) 2-3 times a day
    • 10 years and adults: 10 ml (2 teaspoonfuls) 3 times a day  

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
AmbolytIncepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
AmbotenEskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
AmboxolKumudini Pharma Ltd.
AmbronilOrion Pharma Ltd.
AroxolHealthcare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
BoxolOpsonin Pharma Ltd.

Cloramin Syrup

This is an anti-histaminic and anti-allergic cough syrup that you can take if you have a cough, common cold, motion sickness, allergic cold, urticarial, sensitivity reactions, etc. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is used in this syrup and it is an alkylamine antihistamine. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is a very reactive histamine H1-receptor blocking agent and it causes less sedation than promethazine. Therefore, Chlorpheniramine Maleate is a well-tolerated medicine with some rare side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, headache, psychomotor impairment, urinary retention, dry mouth, etc. Cloramin Syrup is available in 100 ml bottle and its price is 21.85 Taka.

Composition of Cloramin Syrup    

Each 5 ml syrup contains – 

  • Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2 mg

Dosage & Administration

  • Adult- Usual adult dose is 4 mg every 4-6 hours, maximum 24 mg daily
  • Child-
    • 6-12 years: 2 mg every 4-6 hours, maximum 12 mg daily
    • 2-5 years: 1 mg every 4-6 hours, maximum 6 mg daily
    • 1-2 years: 1 mg twice daily

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
AerovilBeximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
AntistaSquare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
HistacinJayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
HistalOpsonin Pharma Ltd.
HistalexACME Laboratories Ltd.
NiraminUnited Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Alatrol Syrup

Alatrol Syrup is usually recommended by doctors for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis. The therapeutic class of this medicine is Sedating Anti-histamine. Cetirizine Hydrochloride is a very reactive H1 receptor antagonist that works excellent against seasonal allergic rhinitis. This is a well-tolerated medicine so there are hardly any side effects. Somnolence is a rare side effect of this cough syrup.            

Composition of Alatrol Syrup    

Each 5 ml syrup contains – 

  • Cetirizine Hydrochloride 5 mg

Dosage & Administration

  • Adults and Children 6 years and older: 1 tablet or 2 teaspoonfuls daily (or 1 teaspoonful twice daily)
  • Children 2-6 years: 1 teaspoonful once daily or 1/2 teaspoonful twice daily
  • Children 6 months to 2 years: 1/2 teaspoonful once daily

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
AcitrinACI Limited
AtrizinBeximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
CitinOpsonin Pharma Ltd.
NoseminIbn Sina Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
OntinEskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
RhinilAristopharma Ltd.

Tuspel Syrup

If you are looking for fast and effective relief of chest congestion, cough, sore throat, etc. then you can put your trust in Tuspel Syrup. This cough syrup is made from a combination of Guaifenesin, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, and Menthol. Guaifenesin helps remove the congestion in the chest and throat therefore you will be able to cough out through the mouth. On the other hand, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide distresses the signals in the brain that activate the cough reflex. Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities so it will relieve minor throat irritation. The price of Tuspel Syrup is 85.00 Taka.

Composition of Tuspel Syrup    

Each 5 ml syrup contains –

  • Guaifenesin 200 mg
  • Dextromethorphan 15 mg
  • Menthol 15 mg

Dosage & Administration

  • Adult Use Only (12 years and over): 2 teaspoonful syrup (10 ml) every 6 hours. Maximum 8 teaspoonful syrup (40 ml)/day.

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
Cofnil PlusGeneral Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
CoufixACI Limited
DexpelOpsonin Pharma Ltd.
ExpresoZiska Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Dixar Plus Syrup

This cough syrup is made from a combination of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, and Triprolidine Hydrochloride. If you have upper respiratory tract disorders with non-productive cough then you can take this cough syrup. Moreover, if you have symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, itching of the nose or throat, itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion, reduces swelling of nasal passages then you can put your trust in this cough syrup. This is well-tolerated cough syrup with some rare side effects like drowsiness. This syrup is available in a 100 ml bottle and its price is 100.00 taka.

Composition of Tuspel Syrup    

Each 5 ml syrup contains –

  • Dextromethorphan 20 mg
  • Phenylephrine HCl 10 mg
  • Triprolidine HCl 2.5 mg

Dosage & Administration

  • Adults & Children over 12 years: 1 teaspoonful 4 times a day
  • 6-12 years: 1/2 teaspoonful 4 times a day

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
Ben-KofBenham Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Dexodel PlusDelta Pharma Ltd.
DexporilOpsonin Pharma Ltd.
Dexpoten PlusEskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
DextrimBeximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
OcofSquare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Aquaphen Syrup

Aquaphen syrup has a mixer of Pseudoephedrine, Guaiphenasine, Triprolidine and is mostly used for the symptomatic relief of upper respiratory tract disorders with productive coughs. Pseudoephedrine is an α-and β-adrenergic receptor agonist which provides relief of nasal congestion. It causes vasoconstriction and bronchial relaxation. Guaifenesin has an expectorant action and it reduces the viscosity of tenacious sputum. Guaifenesin increases the hydration of respiratory tract and lowers the viscosity of bronchial secretions. Triprolidine is an antihistamine and reduces the hypersensitivity reactions. Some common side effects of this cough syrup are drowsiness, sleep disturbances, hallucinations, skin rashes, dryness of mouth, nose, and throat, etc. The price of Aquaphen syrup is 55.00 Taka.

Composition of Aquaphen Syrup    

Each 5 ml syrup contains –

  • Pseudoephedrine 30 mg
  • Guaiphenasine 100 mg
  • Triprolidine 1.25 mg

Dosage & Administration

  • Adult and Children over 12 years: 10 ml (2 teaspoonfuls) three times a day
  • Children 6-12 years: 5 ml (1 teaspoonful) three times a day
  • Children 2-5 years: 2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoonful) three times a day

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
CofridACME Laboratories Ltd.
CophilexOpsonin Pharma Ltd.
ExpotenEskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
EzykofPopular Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
TuscaSquare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
KofedBiopharma Laboratories Ltd.

Askorel Syrup

Askorel Syrup is best for non-productive dry cough. Usually, dry cough is caused by viral infection therefore Butamirate Citrate can relieve the symptoms because Butamirate Citrate is an anti-cough medicine. It also increases the spirometry indexes and blood oxygenation. Moreover, this medicine is safe and non-sedating so it has fewer side effects. Some rare side effects are rash, nausea, diarrhea, and vertigo. The price of 100 ml Askorel Syrup is 80.00 BDT.

Composition of Askorel Syrup    

Each 5 ml syrup contains –

  • Butamirate Citrate 7.5 mg

Dosage & Administration

  • Children (3-6 years): 5 ml 3 times daily
  • Children (6-12 years): 10 ml 3 times daily
  • Adolescent: 15 ml 3 times daily
  • Adult: 15 ml 4 times daily

Other Brand Names of This Genre

Brand NameCompany
BukofBeacon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ButacitACME Laboratories Ltd.
ButaretOpsonin Pharma Ltd.
DeconilOrion Pharma Ltd.
KofnixACI Limited
MirakofSquare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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