Frequently Asked
Questions
What is the composition of Zecuf Lozenge?

Each one lozenge contains extract of:

  • Glycyrrhiza glabra :15 mg
  • Zingiber officinale : 10 mg
  • Emblica officinalis : 10 mg
  • Menthol : 7 mg
When should I take Zecuf Lozenge?

You should use Zecuf lozenge for symptomatic relief in cough, hoarseness and sore throat caused by Upper respiratory tract infection

What is the dosage of Zecuf Lozenge?

Suck one lozenge slowly every 3 hour or as required (Not more than 10 lozenges in 24 hours)

Can Zecuf Lozenge be used by diabetics?

Zecuf lozenge contains sucrose. This should be taken into account in patients with diabetes mellitus. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency should not take this medicine. Zecuf Sugarfree is the best choice for diabetics.

Can Zecuf lozenge be consumed in pregnancy?

Due to lack of safety data, use of Zecuf Lozenges should be avoided during pregnancy.

Can Zecuf lozenge be consumed by hypertensives?

Since some of the active ingredients shows blood pressure lowering effect and one show blood pressure increasing effect, use of Zecuf Lozenges should be avoided in hypertensive patients.

Is Zecuf lozenge suitable for children?

Yes, Zecuf Lozenges are suitable for children. It can be recommended for children above 4 years. For smaller children from 4-6 years, lozenges should be sucked in supervision of parents.

Why should I use Zecuf Lozenges?

It is herbal composition. The lozenge format when consumed provides targeted action in throat. It provides soothing relief from sore throat or another throat issues.

How Zecuf Lozenge works?

It is poly herb formulation, each herb play different role like antitussive, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory effect and menthol provides soothing relief to relieve symptoms of sore throat.

What is the composition of Zecuf Centerfilled?

Zecuf Centerfilled comprises of –
Active herbal ingredients
Glycyrrhiza glabra………15mg
Zingiber Officinale………10mg
Emblica Officinale……..10mg
Levomenthol BP………… 7mg

How long does Zecuf Centerfilled last?

The effect usually last for about 3 hours, after which you can take your next lozenge, not exceeding 10 lozenges per day.

What is Centerfilled technology?

A technologically advanced or an improved version over the conventional forms of Lozenges such that it has a hard candy with soft or liquid filled center containing the active medicines to offer a favored drug delivery system, particularly for relieving sore throats and cold symptoms

Can I use Zecuf Centerfilled lozenge while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before consuming any medicine, including Zecuf Centerfilled

What is the dosage of Zecuf Centerfilled?

Suck 1 lozenge slowly every 3 hours not more than 10 lozenge per day.

In what conditions is Zecuf Centerfilled indicated?
  1. Sore throat caused by upper respiratory infection
  2. Cough
  3. Hoarseness
Does Zecuf Centerfilled contain alcohol?

No, Zecuf Centerfilled does not contain alcohol, in fact it is a 100% Herbal formula

What is the difference between Zecuf lozenge and Zecuf Centerfilled lozenge?

The BLAST effect of inner core in Zecuf Centerfilled leads to prolonged soothing and remedial action in oral cavity, moreover the flavors give a pleasant taste in mouth

In which flavor is Zecuf Centerfilled lozenge available?

Zecuf Centerfilled lozenge is available in delicious orange flavor

What is the composition of Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree?

Each one lozenge contains extract of:

  • Glycyrrhizin labra : 15 mg
  • Zingier officinale : 10 mg
  • Embolic officinalis : 10 mg
  • Menthol : 7 mg
When should I take Zeus Lozenge Sugarfree?

You should use Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree for symptomatic relief in cough, hoarseness and sore throat caused by upper respiratory tract infection.

What is the dosage of Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree?

Suck one lozenge slowly every 3 hour or as required (Not more than 10 lozenges in 24 hours).

Can Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree be used in diabetes?

Low calorie sweetener is used in Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree. This sweetener conversion to calories is very negligible, sugar level is not increased. So this will be better option for diabetes mellitus.

Can Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree be used in pregnancy?

Due to lack of safety data, use of Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree should be avoided during pregnancy.

Can Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree be used by hypertensives?

Since some of the active ingredients shows blood pressure lowering effect and one show blood pressure increasing effect, use of Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree should be avoided in hypertensive patients.

Is Zecuf lozenge Sugar free suitable for children?

Yes, Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree is suitable for children. It can be recommended for children above 4 years. For those smaller children from 4-6 lozenges should be sucked in supervision of parents. It is better for those children who are facing teeth issues, as it doesn’t promote tooth decay as it is sugar free.

Why should I use Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree?

It is a herbal composition. The lozenge format when consumed provides targeted action in throat. It provides soothing relief from sore throat or another throat issues. It is best for diabetics as it doesn’t increase sugar level.

How does the Zecuf Lozenge Sugarfree work?

It is poly herb formulation, each herb play different role like antitussive, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory effect and menthol provides soothing relief to relieve symptoms of sore throat.

What is the composition of Zecuf Immune?

Zecuf Immune comprises of –

  • Menthol BP : 10.0mg
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) EP : 33.500 mg
  • Sodium Ascorbate USP : 74.900 mg (Equivalent to Vitamin C 66.5mg)
  • Zinc Gluconate BP : 27.880 mg (Equivalent to Zinc 4mg)
  • Sugar Base : q.s.
  • Colour : Sunset Yellow FCF
What is the role of Vitamin C in Zecuf Immune?

Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid is an important vitamin and antioxidant that the body uses to keep you strong and healthy. Moreover with its immune boosting action it is widely used to prevent and reduce the duration of cold symptoms.

What is the role of Zinc in Zecuf Immune?

Zinc is an essential mineral; it helps to aid growth, DNA synthesis and helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses.

Cold can be caused by several viruses, of which rhinovirus are the most common. Zinc reduces the severity and/or duration of cold symptoms by the suppression of nasal inflammation and the direct inhibition of rhinoviral receptor binding and rhinoviral replication in the nasal mucosa.

What is the role of Menthol in Zecuf Immune?

Menthol has a local anesthetic & soothing properties in sore throat.

When should I take Zecuf Immune?

Zecuf Immune is indicated in conditions like

  • Cough
  • Blocked Nose
  • Sore throat
  • To support Immune System Health
What is the dosage of Zecuf Immune?

For cough, blocked nose and sore throat relief
Adults: Take 1 lozenge every 2-3 hours (Max 6 loz. a day for 7 consecutive days).
Children 6 years and above: Take 1 lozenge every 4-6 hours (Max 4 loz. a day for 7 consecutive days).

For immune system health
Adults only: Take 1 lozenge daily.

What is rationale for the Zecuf Immune combination?

Both vitamin C and zinc contribute to the normal function of the immune system, as well as the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Moreover these ingredients help fight the symptoms of common cold and help reduce the severity and/or duration of cold.

Menthol gives a local cooling sensation in throat along with its antitussive property.

Can pregnant or lactating women use Zecuf Immune?

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before consuming any medicine, including Zecuf Immune.

Are there any adverse effects while using Zecuf Immune?

Adverse events may include hypersensitivity and oral discomfort.

What are the warnings with Zecuf Immune?

It should not be given to children below 6 years of age, without medical advice. If cold symptoms persists health care professional should be consulted. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. It contains sugar.

Is Zecuf Immune suitable for children?

Yes, for children 6 years and above – Take 1 lozenge every 4-6 hours (Max 4 loz. a day for 7 consecutive days).

How can I reduce the risk of common cold?

In cold and rainy season because so many people are in close contact, as well as lower temperature can negatively affect people’s immunity, this makes it tougher for the body to fight infection.

Zecuf Immune provides a complete synergistic immune therapy to the body, and helps prevent and reduce the severity and duration of common cold.

What happens if I accidentally take Zecuf Immune lozenge more than the required dose?

Over dosage should not present a problem other than gastrointestinal discomfort.

How should Zecuf Immune be used and administered?

Lozenge should be placed in mouth and allowed to dissolve. Periodically lozenge should be moved from one side of the mouth to other, and repeat, until the lozenge is completely dissolve. The lozenge should not to be chewed or swallowed whole.

What are the different flavors available in Zecuf Immune lozenge?

Zecuf Immune lozenge is available in orange flavor.

What is the composition of Zecuf Syrup?

Each 10ml contains extract of –

  • Ocimum sanctum : 100mg
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra : 60mg
  • Zingiber officinale : 10mg
  • Curcuma longa : 50mg
  • Adhatoda vasica : 60mg
  • Solanum indicum : 20mg
  • Inula racemose : 20mg
  • Piper cubeba : 10mg
  • Terminalia belerica : 20mg
  • Aloe barbadensis : 50mg
  • Menthol : 6mg
  • Flavoured sugar base : q.s.
When should I take Zecuf Syrup?

You should use Zecuf Syrup in general cough, irritating and allergic cough, smoker’s cough, laryngitis, tonsillitis and seasonal cough.

What is the dosage of Zecuf Syrup?
  • Adults : 1 to 2 teaspoonful three times daily
  • Children : 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful three times daily
Is Zecuf Syrup safe for diabetics?

Zecuf syrup contains sucrose. This should be taken into account in patients with diabetes mellitus. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency should not take this medicine. Zecuf Sugar free is the best choice for diabetics.

Can Zecuf Syrup be consumed in pregnancy?

Due to lack of safety data, use of Zecuf Syrup should be avoided during pregnancy.

Can Zecuf syrup be consumed by lactating mothers?

Due to lack of safety data, use of Zecuf Syrup should be avoided.

Can Zecuf Syrup be used by hypertensives?

Since some of the active ingredients shows blood pressure lowering effect and one show blood pressure increasing effect, use of Zecuf Syrup should be avoided in hypertensive patients.

Is Zecuf Syrup suitable for children?

Yes, Zecuf Syrup is suitable for children. It can be recommended for children above 2 years.

What is special about Zecuf Syrup?

Zecuf Syrup is a completely herbal formulation. Consumption show no drowsiness or sedation as it is alcohol free.

Why Zecuf Syrup doesn’t cause drowsiness?

Zecuf Syrup doesn’t contain any sedating agent so drowsiness is not observed after consumption

How does Zecuf Syrup work in the body?

Zecuf Syrup is a polyherbal formulation consisting of natural ingredients prescribed in ancient herbal system of medicine which can be used in cough with varied etiologies. Various herbs play various roles. The bronchodilating and mucolytic action of ingredients dilates small bronchioles of lungs and loosens the mucus/phlegm by reducing its viscosity. The expectorant action helps in expelling the cough and soothes the respiratory system. The peripheral antitussive action of ingredients reduces the bronchial mucosal irritation induced by peripheral irritant stimuli. The anti-inflammatory activity reduces inflammation in the upper respiratory tract. Also, some ingredients possess immunomodulatory action by which they scavenge free radicals like superoxide anion and nitric oxide and modulate important immunity building pathways.

What is the composition of Zecuf Syrup?

Each 10ml contains extract of –

  • Ocimum sanctum : 100mg
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra : 60mg
  • Zingiber officinale : 10mg
  • Curcuma longa : 50mg
  • Adhatoda vasica : 60mg
  • Solanum indicum : 20mg
  • Inula racemose : 20mg
  • Piper cubeba : 10mg
  • Terminalia belerica : 20mg
  • Aloe barbadensis : 50mg
  • Menthol : 6mg
When should I take Zecuf Syrup?

You should use Zecuf syrup in General Cough irritating and allergic cough, smoker’s cough, laryngitis, tonsillitis and seasonal cough.

What is the dosage of Zecuf Syrup?
  • Adults : 1 to 2 teaspoonful three times daily
  • Children : 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful three times daily
Is Zecuf Syrup is safe for person with diabetics?

Low calorie sweetener is used in Zecuf sugarfree syrup. This sweetener conversion to calories is very negligible, sugar level is not increased. So this will be better option for diabetes mellitus.

Can Zecuf Syrup be consumed in pregnancy?

Due to lack of safety data, use of Zecuf Syrup should be avoided during pregnancy.

Can Zecuf Syrup be consumed by lactating mothers?

Due to lack of safety data, use of Zecuf Syrup should be avoided.

Is Zecuf Syrup safe for hypertensives?

Since some of the active ingredients shows blood pressure lowering effect and one show blood pressure increasing effect, use of Zecuf Syrup should be avoided in hypertensive patients.

Is Zecuf Syrup suitable for children?

Yes, Zecuf Syrup is suitable for children. As aspartame doesn’t promote tooth decay, so it is better for children. It can be recommended for children above 2 years.

What is special about Zecuf Syrup Sugarfree?

Zecuf is completely herbal formulation, Consumption show no drowsiness or sedation as it is alcohol free. Best used for diabetics and calorie conscious people.

Why Zecuf Syrup doesn’t cause drowsiness?

Zecuf doesn’t contain any sedating agent so drowsiness is not observed after Zecuf consumption

How does Zeus Syrup work in the body?

Zecuf syrup is a poly herb formulation consisting of natural ingredients prescribed in ancient herbal system of medicine which can be used in cough with varied etiologies. Various herbs play various roles. The bronchodilating and mucolytic action of ingredients dilates small bronchioles of lungs and loosens the mucus/phlegm by reducing its viscosity. The expectorant action helps in expelling the cough and soothes the respiratory system. The peripheral antitussive action of ingredients reduces the bronchial mucosal irritation induced by peripheral irritant stimuli. The anti-inflammatory activity reduces inflammation in the upper respiratory tract. Also, some ingredients possess immunomodulatory action by which they scavenge free radicals like superoxide anion and nitric oxide and modulate important immunity building pathways.

What is Zecuf Cold Rub?

Zecuf Cold Rub is a cough cold product which provides temporarily relief from symptoms associated with cold and cough. Zecuf Cold Rub may also be applied to muscles and joints to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains.

What does Zecuf Cold Rub do?

Zecuf Cold Rub temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation associated with the common cold. It can also be used to temporarily relieve minor aches, muscular pain, backache and headache.

How does Zecuf Cold Rub work?

Zecuf Cold Rub contains vapors that enter the nose and mouth and provide relief from cough and cold.

How do I use Zecuf Cold Rub?

For common cold and nasal congestion – Apply on the wings of the nostrils.
For muscular pain and backache – Apply on the painful zone. For best result cover a painful zone with warm dressing.
For Headache – Apply on the temples.

What ingredients are present in Zecuf Cold Rub?

The active ingredients in Zecuf Cold Rub are camphor, eucalyptus oil, menthol, nutmeg oil, thymol and turpentine oil.

Can Zecuf Cold Rub be used on babies?

No. Zecuf Cold Rub should only be used on children ages two years and up.

How often can I use Zecuf Cold Rub?

For cough suppression – Zecuf Cold Rub may be used up to three times daily. Simply rub a thick layer on your chest and throat.
For muscle/joint minor aches and pains – Zecuf Cold Rub may be applied to the affected area no more than three to four times daily.

Does Zecuf Cold Rub expire?

Yes. Do not use Zecuf Cold Rub beyond the expiration date on the package.

What is shelf life of Zecuf Cold Rub?

3 years.

What is SORE THROAT?

A sore throat is a painful, dry, or scratchy feeling in the throat.Pain in the throat is one of the most common symptoms.

Sore throats are divided into types, based on the part of the throat they affect:

  • Pharyngitis affects the area right behind the mouth.
  • Tonsillitis is swelling and redness of the tonsils, the soft tissue in the back of the mouth.
  • Laryngitis is swelling and redness of the voice box, or larynx.

Symptoms
Symptoms of a sore throat can vary depending on the cause. Signs and symptoms might include:

  • Pain or a scratchy sensation in the throat
  • Pain that worsens with swallowing or talking
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sore, swollen glands in your neck or jaw
  • Swollen, red tonsils
  • White patches or pus on tonsils
  • A hoarse or muffled voice

Eight Common causes of sore throat
1. Colds, the flu, and other viral infections
Viruses cause about 90 percent of sore throats. Viral conditions which causes sore throat are:

  • Common cold
  • Influenza
  • Mononucleosis
  • Measles
  • Chickenpox
  • Mumps

2. Strep throat and other bacterial infections
Bacterial infections can also cause sore throats. The most common one is strep throat, an infection of the throat and tonsils caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria.

3. Allergies
When the immune system reacts to allergy triggers like pollen, grass, and pet dander, it releases chemicals that cause symptoms like nasal congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, and throat irritation.

4. Dry Air
Dry air can suck moisture from the mouth and throat, and leave them feeling dry and scratchy.

5. Smoke, chemicals, and other irritants
Many different chemicals and other substances in the environment irritate the throat, including:

  • Cigarette and other tobacco smoke
  • Air pollution
  • Cleaning products and other chemicals

6. Injury
Any injury, such as a hit or cut to the neck, can cause pain in the throat.
You can get a sore throat after yelling, talking loudly, or singing for a long period of time.

7. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
GERD is a condition in which acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus.The acid burns the esophagus and throat, causing symptoms like heartburn and acid reflux the regurgitation of acid into your throat.

8. Tumor
A tumor of the throat, voice box, or tongue is a less common cause of a sore throat. When a sore throat is a sign of cancer, it doesn’t go away after a few days.

Reference: https://www.healthline.com/health/sore-throat

What is cough?

Cough is a natural defense mechanism that protects the respiratory tract from inhaling foreign bodies and by clearing excessive bronchial secretions. An irritant such as dust, allergens, pollution, or smoke stimulates nerves that send a message to your brain. The brain then tells muscles in your chest and abdomen to push air out of your lungs to force out the irritant.

Coughing is a symptom of many conditions and illnesses.

An occasional cough is normal and healthy.

Classification of cough
A cough can be classified by its duration, character, quality, and timing.

On the basis of duration
Acute – usually go away after 3 weeks.
Subacute cough-last 3 to 8 weeks.
Chronic cough-lasting longer than 8 weeks.

Common causes of cough

  • Upper respiratort tract Infections
  • Post nasal drip
  • Allergy&Asthma
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Blood pressure drugs
Types of cough
Dry cough

A dry cough is a cough that doesn’t bring up mucus.It can be acute or chronic.

It may feel like having a tickle in the back of throat triggering cough reflex, giving hacking coughs. Dry coughs are often difficult to control and may present in long fits.

Common causes of Dry cough

  • Common cold
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Whooping cough
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Postnasal drip

Symptoms of Dry cough

  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decrease in exercise tolerance
  • Wheezing
Wet cough

A wet cough, also known as a productive cough, is any cough that produces mucus (phlegm).
A wet cough indicates that your body is producing more mucus than normal.

Common causes of wet cough

  • Viral & bacterial infection
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Asthma

Symptoms of wet cough

  • Chest congestion
  • Coughing that produces mucus
  • Wheezing sound when breathing
Allergic cough

Allergic cough is a term used to distinguish cough caused by allergies from cough caused by the common cold. An allergy cough is caused by immune system’s response to an allergen, rather than by an infection like a flu or cold cough.If your cough is allergy-related, you might notice that you cough more during some seasons, or in some environments.Allergic cough is a chronic dry cough.

Triggers of allergic cough
allergy coughs are typically caused by swelling or irritation of the airways.

  • Hay Fever
  • Dust
  • Pets
  • Mold
  • Cockroaches

Symptoms associated with allergic cough

  • Sneezing
  • Dry cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Itchy eyes, skin, nose
Smoker’s cough

People who smoke often develop a cough. This cough is caused by the body clearing out the chemicals that enter the airways and lungs through tobacco use.

If the cough is persistent, lasting for more than 3 weeks, it is known as smoker’s cough. While the cough may begin as a dry cough, it can eventually produce phlegm. Other symptoms include a sore throat and chest pain.

Fast facts on smoker’s cough

  • Not all smokers have smoker’s cough.
  • Smoking causes a smoker’s cough.
  • It can lead to a variety of other conditions, such as bronchitis.
  • The most effective treatment for smoker’s cough is to quit smoking.

Symptoms
In the early stages of smoker’s cough, the cough tend to be dry. In later stages, the cough produces phlegm that may be

  • colorless
  • blood-tinged
  • yellow-green
  • White

Other symptoms that occur along with the cough include:

  • A crackling sound when breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Wheezing
Whooping cough

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe.

Symptoms
After cough fits, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths, which result in a “whooping” sound.
Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old.

Causes
bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
The best way to protect against pertussis is by getting vaccinated.

Asthma cough

Frequent coughing, especially at night, may be a sign of asthma — an inflammation and constriction of the breathing tubes in the lungs .

Symptoms

  • Dry cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

Common Asthma Cough Triggers

  • Outdoor allergens, such as pollens from grass, trees and weeds
  • Indoor allergens, such as pet dander, dust mites and mold
  • Certain drugs
  • Irritants in the air, such as smoke, air pollution and chemical fumes
  • Colds, the flu or other illnesses
  • Exercise
  • Rapidly changing weather patterns
What is Nasal Congestion?

Nasal congestion or “stuffy nose” occurs when nasal and adjacent tissues and blood vessels become swollen with excess fluid, causing a “stuffy” plugged feeling.

Nasal congestion may or may not include a nasal discharge or “runny nose.”

Causes of nasal congestion

  • Common cold & flu
  • Allergies
  • Hay fever
  • Chemical exposures
  • Environmental irritants
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Benign tumors in the nasal passages
What is voice Hoarseness?

Hoarseness, an abnormal change in voice, is a common condition that’s often experienced in conjunction with a dry or scratchy throat.

Hoarse voice may have a raspy, weak, or airy quality to voice that prevents from making smooth vocal sounds.

Common causes of hoarseness
Hoarseness is typically caused by a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract.
Other common factors are:

  • Stomach acid reflux
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Drinking caffeinated and alcoholic beverages
  • Screaming, prolonged singing, or overusing vocal cords
  • Allergies
  • Inhaling toxic substances
  • Coughing excessively