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 an expectorants that helps to thin mucus, making it easier to expel it out. 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 torex indicated for?

Torex Cough Syrup 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 the 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:

    Dry Cough/Non-Productive Cough:
    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 the difference between expectorant, suppressant (anti-tussive) and mucolytic?
  • Cough suppressants or antitussives (dextromethorphan, codeine, and 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 the use of torex cough products?

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


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.

Does torex cough syrup contain alcohol?

No, Torex Cough Syrup does not contain alcohol.