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Himalaya Septilin: Boost immunity and elevating body’s resistance to infection

by | May 5, 2021 | 0 comments


Septilin is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine manufactured by The Himalaya Drug Company which is widely available in both tablet and syrup form. Septilin enhances immunity and beneficial in various types of infections like skin infections, urinary tract infections and respiratory tract infections.

Due to its immunomodulatory action in the body, ayurvedic physicians commonly prescribe Septilin for upper & lower respiratory tract infections, recurrent common cold, sore throat, skin and soft tissue infection, urinary tract infections. It is also prescribe for patients who possess antibiotic resistance.


Nature of Septilin: Herbal Proprietary Supplement

Uses of Septilin: As an immunomodulatory, Respiratory tract infections, Skin infections, Allergic diseases, Urinary tract infections. Resistance to antibiotic therapy, To reduce recurrence in Infections.

Key Ingredient of Septilin: Indian Bdellium (Guggulu), Licorice (Yashtimadhu), Tinospora Gulancha (Guduchi).

Side Effects of Septilin: Septilin is not known to have any side effects if taken as per the prescribed dosage.

Precautions of Septilin: Monitor blood glucose level, if pregnant or planning to be, if the patient breastfeeds


Composition of Septilin Syrup

Ingredient5 ML Contains
Purified Indian Bdellium (Guggulu) –
Balsamodendron Mukul
80 mg
Maharasnadi Kwath30 mg
Manjistha – Rubia Cordifolia15 mg
Tinospora (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia14 mg
Trikatu13 mg
Amla (Amalaki) Indian Gooseberry
(Emblica Officinalis/Phyllanthus Emblica)
8 mg
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice –
Glycyrrhiza Glabra
6 mg

Composition of Septilin Tablet

IngredientEach Tablet Contains
Purified Indian Bdellium (Guggulu) –
Balsamodendron Mukul
324 mg
Shankh Bhasma64 mg
Maharasnadi Kwath130 mg
Tinospora (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia98 mg
Manjistha – Rubia Cordifolia64 mg
Amla (Amalaki) Indian Gooseberry
(Emblica Officinalis/Phyllanthus Emblica)
32 mg
Shigru (Drumstick) – Moringa Pterygosperma32 mg
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice –
Glycyrrhiza Glabra
12 mg

Key Ingredients


Indian Bdellium(Guggulu):

Guggulu has anti-inflammatory properties, which soothe sore throat and help reduce inflammation. As an antioxidant, Guggulu helps in maintaining overall health.



Yashtimadhu enhances immunostimulation and increases macrophage (white blood cells that ingests antibodies) function in vitro. It is also an antiviral agent and an expectorant, which is beneficial in asthma, acute or chronic bronchitis and chronic cough.


Tinospora Gulancha(Guduchi):

Guduchi is a potent antimicrobial that has immunomodulatory properties, which helps in increasing the level of antibodies. This helps in building up the body’s resistance to infections.

Key Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Septilin is an immunomodulator in the management of upper and lower respiratory tract infections, allergic disorders of the upper respiratory tract, skin and soft tissue infections, dental and periodontal infections, ocular infections, bone and joint infections and urinary tract infections etc.

It is also prescribed to patients who suffer from common cold and sore throat frequently.

Respiratory Tract Infection: Any infectious disease of the upper or lower respiratory tract is termed as RTI or Respiratory Tract Infection. Infectious diseases in the upper respiratory tract include the common cold, laryngitis, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, acute rhinitis and acute rhino sinusitis. And, that of lower respiratory tract comprises of acute otitis media, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia and tracheitis.

Urinary Tract Infection: Septilin is used as supporting medicine in the treatment of infections in the urinary tract. Burning while urinating, cloudy urine, and painful urination are a few symptoms of urinary tract infection.

Postoperative Condition: After an operation, the body becomes weak and thus requires post-operative care. Septilin is used in postoperative condition to heal the body at a faster pace.

Antibiotic Resistance: Antibiotic Resistance is a condition where the patient does not respond to the antibiotic therapy and that no improvement is shown in his/her medical condition.


Himalaya Septilin is beneficial in below health conditions.

  • Upper or lower respiratory tract infections
  • Sore throat or Pharyngitis
  • Recurrent common cold and nasal catarrh
  • Recurrent infections – (reduces recurrence)
  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin or soft tissue infections
  • Ocular infections (rarely used) *
  • Urinary tract infections (as supportive therapy)
  • Dental and periodontal infections (rarely used) *
  • Bone and joint infections (rarely used) *
  • Adjuvant to antibiotic treatment (rarely used)
  • Antibiotic resistance infections – for improving immunity to fight of infections
  • Postoperative conditions – for early recovery
  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Laryngitis

In these cases, it can only be used as supportive therapy.

Variants of Septilin:

Himalaya Septilin is available in Tablets, Syrup, and Drops form.


It is available in tablets and syrup form. Their dosage is as underneath.

Septilin Drops

6 months – 1 year3 ml twice daily
1 – 2 years3.5 ml twice daily
2 – 3 years4 ml twice daily
3 – 4 years4.5 ml twice daily
4 – 5 years5 ml twice daily

Septilin Syrup

Children1 to 2 teaspoons thrice daily
Adults2 teaspoons thrice daily

Septilin Syrup is suitable for children. However, it can also be used in adults except diabetic people. The dosage can vary according to health condition and age of the patient, so consult with physician for appropriate dosage before using Himalaya Septilin Syrup.

Septilin Tablets

Children1 tablet twice daily
Adults2 tablets twice daily

Septilin tablets are generally given to adults. Moreover, people with diabetes can take tablets safely without worry about sugar content that is present in the Septilin syrup.  In adults, two tablets twice a day is sufficient dosage for combating sore throat, inflammation and enhancing immunity. Diseases in which maintenance therapy is required, the dosage can be reduced to 1 tablet twice daily after getting relief from symptoms.

Side Effects

Septilin is likely safe and well tolerated in most people. There are no side effects reported with the use of Septilin.

Precautions and Warnings

Consult with your doctor if

  • You are pregnant, planning to have a kid or breastfeeding, take this tablet only after consulting your doctor.
  • You have any existing medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney or liver problems or any other diseases; make sure to consult your doctor before starting Septilin tablet.
  • You are on other medications, supplements or following any complementary or integrative health approaches.
  • You should not take Septilin tablet you are allergic to any of the component of this tablet.
  • Do not take this tablet in case you are planning to undergo any surgery or operation in the near future.


  • Store this tablet at room temperature in a cool and dry place.

FAQs About Septilin

Q:How should Septilin be administered?

A: Usually, Septilin is taken after food and not on an empty stomach. Still, since these matters are patient-specific, ask your doctor about this.

Q:Will Septilin alone work on someone who has serious respiratory infection?

A: No, in case of severe respiratory infection Septilin might not work. It is recommended for the treatment of mild and chronic cases of bacterial infection. If you have acute infection you will have to take antibiotics to prevent the development of other complications. But you can take Septilin on a daily basis to make yourself less vulnerable to infections.

Q:What are the things that I should avoid when I’m on Septilin?

A: If you feel drowsy after taking Septilin, stay away from handling heavy things, do not drive and do not consume alcohol while you are on Septilin. Alcohol can make you more dizzy and sick. For more information you must consult with your doctor.

Q: Can Septilin be given to a child?

A: Yes, Septilin is safe in suspension form for child. But you should not give any medicines or supplements to your child without consulting a child specialist. The body structure and organs of children are not fully developed and are more sensitive.

Q: Bresol or Septilin, which one is better?

A: Bresol tablet is used in allergic respiratory diseases, whereas Septilin enhances immunity and is also beneficial in respiratory tract infections. Bresol tablet has mucolytic (reduces the thickness of mucous) and bronchodilator (dilates the airways and makes breathing easier) properties. Septilin works by improving your immunity to fight against seasonal allergies. Both are ayurvedic preparation containing different ingredients.

Q: Do Septilin tablets help in digestion?

A: No, it is an anti-infective preparation and may not be useful to treat problems associated with digestion.

Q: Is Septilin good for a sinus infection?

A: Yes, it is useful to treat sinus infection. It helps in boosting the immunity and helps you fight against infections.

Q: Does Septilin work for chest congestion?

A: Yes, Septilin is known to have expectorant properties which can help with congestion and improves breathing.

Q: Can Septilin be given for tonsilitis?

A: Yes, it is helpful to treat the infection in tonsils.

Q: Is it safe to consume Septilin during pregnancy and while breastfeeding?

A: You should not take any supplements or medicines during pregnancy or lactation phase without consulting a doctor. As there is no information about the safety of Septilin for pregnant women, its effect on the growing foetus, lactating mother and breastfed infant. It should better be avoided.


The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem without consulting your doctor.

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