Wednesday, April 06, 2016

How to Deal with Summer Coughs & Allergies

“Allergies don’t have to ruin your family’s summer fun. All you have to do is take note of what causes allergies among your family members and try to avoid them, so as to manage your allergy symptoms”, says Dr. Sheila Chua, GSK’s Medical Affairs Manager, and a practicing Dermatologist. 

“It also helps to always have a trusted allergy medication in your bag whenever you travel so you can easily address the symptoms of allergies when they occur.”

That allergy medication is Virlix. Trusted for 20 years, Virlix® contains Cetirizine, an antihistamine that helps you manage the symptoms of our family’s allergies.

When it comes to coughs, productive cough aka cough with phlegm, in particular, pediatricians may recommend protussives such as Ambrolex® (Ambroxol), that gets rid of excess mucus in the airways.

Unlike most cough medicines with a bitter aftertaste, Ambrolex® has a sweet blackcurrant flavor that kids will love, you don't even have to plead, bargain or force the medicine down their throats.

For adults, Ambrolex® also comes in thrice-a-day tablet and once-a-day capsule form.

An awareness campaign on summer health concerns by GSK was launched last March 30, and seeks to educate mothers on how to correctly and promptly address cough and allergies for the entire family. Led by expert moms Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio and Bento Mama Kat Delgado-Maderazo, they want to focus on activities and practices that promote healthy living.

To know more and share tips on how to be an Expert Mom, visit:

About Ambrolex® 

Ambrolex®, GSK’s medicine for cough, is an Over-the-Counter (OTC) brand which is available in leading drugstores nationwide. Its generic name is Ambroxol, which works by making the phlegm thinner, less sticky, and therefore easier to transport out of the lungs. Ambrolex® is available in both Pediatric (Syrup and Infant Drops) and Adult Formats (thrice-a-day tablets and once-a-day capsule). It is more affordable than the leading Ambroxol brand by as much as 6%, allowing patients to enjoy savings on their cough medication. 

About Virlix® 

Virlix® (Cetirizine), is a second-generation antihistamine that works by reducing inflammation, swelling, congestion, mucus production, and other symptoms of allergies that are caused by histamines. Histamine is a naturally occurring substance produced by the body after being exposed to an allergen. Virlix® is less-sedating than its counterparts such as Hydroxyzine and Chlorpheniramine, and works faster (i.e. in 42 minutes) than Loratadine (which works in 3-4 hours). It is available in both Pediatric (Syrup & Infant Drops), and Adult Formats (once-a day tablets), and is available nationwide in leading drugstores.

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