What is Torex?

Torex cough syrup is a medication consisting of Diphenhydramine which is an antihistamine that relieves congestion and post-nasal drips, Ammonium Chloride & Terpine Hydrate which act as expectorants that helps thin mucus, making it easier to cough up the mucus. It also contains Sodium Citrate which is a mucolytic, an agent which breaks down mucus. Menthol gives a sensation of coolness.Torex cough syrup provides relief from cough, cold and blocked nose.

What is it indicated for?

Torex is indicated for clinical relief from dry cough, whooping cough, smoker's cough, chronic cough & post-surgical cough.

What is cough?

A cough is a sudden and often repetitively occurring reflex which helps to clear the large breathing passages from secretions, irritants, foreign particles and microbes. The cough reflex consists of three phases: firstly inhalation, secondly forced exhalation against a closed glottis, and finally violent release of air from the lungs following opening of the glottis, usually accompanied by a distinctive sound.

What are types of cough?

    A cough can be classified by its duration, character, quality, and timing:

  • Less than 3 weeks: Acute cough
  • 3 – 8 weeks: Subacute cough
  • More than 8 weeks: Chronic cough

  • It can also be classified as:

    There is no phlegm or no sputum production. The throat and upper airways become inflamed. It is of three types:

  • Dry hacking cough- A short, weak repeating cough, often caused by irritation of the larynx by a postnasal drip.
  • Barking cough- Also called Croup. It is a viral infection that results in swollen vocal chords and throat.
  • Whooping Cough- Another name for pertussis, an infection of the airways caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. The patient coughs continuously, after which there is a characteristic whoop sound and strong intake of a breath.


  • A productive cough produces phlegm or mucus (sputum). The mucus may have drained down the back of the throat from the nose or sinuses or may have come up from the lungs. A productive cough generally should not be suppressed as it clears mucus from the lungs.
What is difference between expectorant, suppressant (anti-tussive) and mucolytic?
  • Cough suppressants or antitussives (dextromethorphan, codeine, noscapine) stop the body's urge to cough by inhibiting the cough reflex. They are used for dry coughs only.
  • Expectorants (guaiphenesin, bromhexine) decrease the consistency of thick sputum thereby making it easier for the person to bring out phlegm.
  • Mucolytics (sodium citrate) chemically alter the consistency of thick secretions.
Are there any directions for use of these products?

Dosage and Directions to use will be prescribed by the physician depending upon the type of cough the person is suffering from.

Is Torex cough syrup safe to use in infants (less than 1 year)?

Dosage and usage of this product in Infants should be as decided by the physician.

Can Torex be used during pregnancy or lactation?

Caution must be exercised while using Torex cough syrup during pregnancy or lactation. Consult your physician before taking this medication.

Does it have any side effects?

These side effects may occur on use of Torex cough syrup: Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite, constipation, nausea or anxiety. Use of heavy machinery and driving is not advised.

Is it safe in medical conditions like heart diseases, diabetes etc.?

Kindly consult your physician before using Torex cough syrup. Take special precaution in case of: heart problems, lung disease (e.g., asthma, emphysema), depression, constipation, history of drug dependency, allergies (especially to narcotic pain medications).

Does Torex cough syrup have any drug interactions?

Torex cough syrup may interact with over-the-counter or prescription medication including: antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, cimetidine. Do not start or stop any medicine without consulting your physician.

My child just swallowed an entire bottle of tablets/syrup, what do I do?

Do not panic. Take your child to the nearest emergency room for required treatment.

Does Torex Cough syrup contain alcohol?

No, Torex Cough syrup does not contain alcohol.

Where can I get information about the product/usage/ingredients in this product?

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