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Septilin (Tablets & Syrup) Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects


Septilin (Tablets & Syrup) is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine beneficial in infectious diseases and acts as immunity booster as well. This is unique and effective ayurvedic product manufactured by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare (The Himalaya Drug Company).

Many ayurvedic physicians commonly use Septilin (Tablets & Syrup) for sore throat, upper & lower respiratory tract infections, recurrent common cold, skin infections, soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections etc. It is effective because of its immunomodulatory action in the body. Therefore, it is also used for patients with antibiotics resistance.

Ingredients (Composition)

The main ingredients of Septilin (Tablets & Syrup) are Tinospora (Guduchi), Licorice (Yashtimadhu or Mulethi) and Indian Bdellium (Guggulu).

Septilin Syrup Composition

Purified Indian Bdellium (Guggulu) – Balsamodendron Mukul80 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 Glabra6 mg

Septilin Tablet Composition

Purified Indian Bdellium (Guggulu) – Balsamodendron Mukul324 mg
Shankh Bhasma64 mg
Maharasnadi Kwath130 mg
Tinospora (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia98 mg
Manjistha – Rubia Cordifolia64 mg
Amla (Amalaki) Indian Gooseberry (Phyllanthus Emblica)32 mg
Shigru (Drumstick) – Moringa Pterygosperma32 mg
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra12 mg
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Medicinal Properties

Septilin has following therapeutic properties.

  1. Immunomodulatory & Immuno-stimulatory
  2. Anti Viral
  3. Anti microbial
  4. Anti-inflammatory
  5. Antioxidant
  6. Demulcent (mostly visible soothing effect on throat membranes)
  7. Analgesic (Visible in throat pain)
  8. Antioxidant
  9. Mild antipyretic

Main Action of Major Ingredients in Septilin

Key IngredientTherapeutic Action
Tinospora (Guduchi)Antimicrobial & immuno-stimulatory
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza GlabraImmunomodulatory or immuno-stimulation, Antiviral, Expectorant & Anti-inflammatory
Indian Bdellium (Guggulu)Anti-inflammatory, Soothing Agent, Antioxidant

Therapeutic Indications

Septilin is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Upper or lower respiratory tract infections
  2. Sore throat or Pharyngitis
  3. Recurrent common cold and nasal catarrh
  4. Recurrent infections – (reduces recurrence)
  5. Allergic reactions
  6. Skin or soft tissue infections
  7. Ocular infections (rarely used) *
  8. Urinary tract infections (as supportive therapy)
  9. Dental and periodontal infections (rarely used) *
  10. Bone and joint infections (rarely used) *
  11. Adjuvant to antibiotic treatment (rarely used)
  12. Antibiotic resistance infections – for improving immunity to fight of infections
  13. Postoperative conditions – for early recovery
  14. Chronic tonsillitis
  15. Chronic bronchitis
  16. Laryngitis

* In these cases, Septilin alone may not work. It can only be used as supportive therapy.

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Key Benefits

Improve immunity: Septilin enhances immunity. It has immunomodulatory and antioxidant action in the body, which helps preventing infections. It is non-specific immunity enhancer, which helps increasing antibody forming cell level and thus builds resistance against various infections. Especially, it is good remedy for people suffering from recurrent attacks of upper respiratory tract infections and sore throat.

Phagocytosis stimulation: Septilin activates white blood cells (macrophages) circulating in the bloodstream and stimulates phagocytosis, which helps fighting off the infection. Therefore, it provides great support in anti-infection therapies.

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Combat fevers: However, Septilin has mild antipyretic properties, but it provides a great support to other ayurvedic remedies. Most commonly, it increases antipyretic action of Praval pishti, which is most common ayurvedic remedy used for lowering fever. According to symptoms and type of infection, patient may require other remedies.

Sore Throat

Septilin has soothing action and anti-inflammatory properties due to which it is effective remedy for sore throat. In mild cases, it can work alone, but in severe cases, it should be given with Gandhak Rasayan and Yashad Bhasma (calcined zinc).


Septilin reduces the purulence and volume of the sputum. It facilitates expectoration, reduces thickness of mucus and prevents superadded infections of the respiratory tract. It increases serum IgG level significantly when used for 2 months regularly. (Ref.)

Ingredients especially Guggul in Septilin reduce inflammation and irritation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. Thus, it helps in bronchitis. Septilin also prevents repeated bouts of upper respiratory infections and bronchitis. For this purpose, it should be used for 3 to 6 months on regular basis.

Boils & Carbuncles

There are many herbs in Septilin, which have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Studies have also shown that Septilin is effective against Staphylococcus Aureus and Streptococci. It also prevents recurrence of boils and carbuncles.


Septilin 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
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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 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 Septilin 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.

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  1. Manjunatha b says

    Can I use Septilin for bone marrow diseased person for improving blood?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      According to the study, Septilin has immuno- potentiating characteristics. It may also increase proliferation of bone-marrow cells. (Ref.)
      I hope it may be helpful for people with bone marrow disease.

  2. Hema says

    My mother takes ruta homeopathy for back pain. Can she also take septillion for allergic cough. Pl reply.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Can we take Septilin with Homeopathic Medicines?

      There should be no problem taking Septilin for allergic cough. However, keep a gap of a minimum an hour between Septilin and other medicines for precautionary purposes.

  3. purandar says

    Sir my Niece got cold in every month. I tried everything and now I am thinking to try Septilin. Sir advice me dosage and how long should be carry on.

    Thanking you

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Dosage is Given Here

      The treatment duration with septilin should be 2 to 3 months for recurrent infections. Actually, it is more effective against bacterial infections, as we experienced. For recurrent common cold Chyawanprash fortified with gold is more effective.

  4. Sarma says

    How long this medicine can be taken. 2 tablets twice a day means 4 tablets a day?. Is it ? please reply

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. There is no specific treatment duration for Septilin, but it should be continued until complete relief.
      2. Two tablets twice daily means 4 tablets a day.

  5. Meena says

    I had AML in 2012. BMT is done. Now 3 years are over. Now I have sinus & cough. Can I take Septilin & chyawanprash for immunity?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Septilin as well as Chyawanprash is good for immunity. Septilin is also good for sinusitis.

  6. Sameera says

    Can Septilin be given during fever?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Septilin is useful in fever especially that occurs due to bacterial infection and with elevated total leukocyte count (TLC).

  7. Shilka sharma says

    I have been giving Septilin to my daughter from last 4 months, but only one spoon and once a day and I think it has really increased her immunity. Is it ok if I continue giving her for few more months, as I have given only once a day? Should I stop giving her? Are there any side effects if we continue giving her for long term?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      How long should we use Septilin in children for increasing immunity?

      Septilin contains most safe ingredients, which do not have any side effects in such quantity used in Septilin. It is considerably safe for long-term use (i.e. more than 6 months).

      However, we suggest stopping it after 6 months because 6 months regular use of Septilin is sufficient for building optimum immunity.

  8. Rakesh N says

    1. Can diabetic patient use Septilin tablets?

    2. Can I use Septilin as tonic for children under 2 years?

    3. Can heart patients use Septilin tablets? How much gap should be kept from allopathic medicines taking of heart?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Diabetic patient can take Septilin whenever required as per therapeutic indications.

      2. Septilin as tonic may not be recommendable. In case of recurrent infections, one may use it for 3 to 6 months on regular basis.

      3. Heart patients can use Septilin whenever required as per therapeutic indications.

  9. Supriya says

    I am 4 months pregnant and suffering cold, cough, headache,throat infection…
    Can I take Septilin in pregnancy?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Septilin contains a little quantity of Guggul. Guggul in higher dosage may stimulate uterus and encourage uterine bleeding. However, quantity of Guggul in Septilin may not have significant negative effect, but still it will be best to avoid Septilin during pregnancy.

  10. bibhas ranjan kundu says

    For the last two month, I have been suffering for tonsillitis. After taking antibiotics, I get cure, but after few days, it reoccur. Will Septilin be helpful for me to prevent this?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Does Septilin help prevent recurrent tonsillitis?

      Septilin improves immunity, so it will surely help to prevent recurrent tonsillitis. It reduces the frequency of infections when taken for 3 months regularly.

  11. Mahesh says

    My father is in coma since last 3 months. Very frequently, doctors advise to take antibiotic because of fever and persistent cough. He is on oxygen support. I believe taking so much allopathic antibiotics, the body may become resistive.

    Can I use Septilin to replace allopathic antibiotic gradually.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I am not sure for Septilin that it can replace the requirement of antibiotics. It works as antibiotic, but has mild potency as compared to antibiotics used for respiratory tract infections.

  12. JIM CHERIYAN says

    It has been told that Septilin Tablets increases immunity. My doubt is whether it is temporary immunity power or permanent.

    If temporary, then how long should I take these tabs to have a good immunity for lifetime?

  13. MUKHTAR AHMAD says

    Sir, as I am taking Septilin tablets every morning and evening along with ocem-5 2 drops in a glass of water for tonsillitis for last 9 days, but I have some problem in my stomach as my stools are very lose and I feel fullness, I stopped the dose as I have diarrhea problem. Is this related to Septilin?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Septilin does not contain any such ingredient, which may cause loose stools. OCEM-5 drops contain five types of Tulsi liquid extracts. However, Tulsi has anti-diarrhea properties, but it may also cause diarrhea in some very rare cases when it is taken in higher dosage, especially if it is taken in extract form.

  14. Durriya says

    Is Septilin helpful for bronchitis? For how long should it be taken?

  15. said says

    Can Septilin be an alternative for SEPTRIN (combination of TRIMETHOPRIM & SULFAMETHOXAZOLE) because many want to avoid the conventional drugs?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Septilin cannot be alternative to any antibiotic because it is less potent as compared to antibiotics. It can work in mild infections and you may require potent antibiotics for severe infections.

  16. Upasana says

    Is Septilin useful for urticaria?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Septilin is not indicated for urticaria.

  17. Seema says

    Can Septilin be given to a person with G6PD deficiency to strengthen his immune system against cough, cold & fever?

    1. kim says

      Did you get an answer to this? Our newborn boy is also g6pd deficient and our family have a practice of using Septilin supplements regularly.
      However, since we live abroad none of the doctors are aware or familiar with the Ayurvedic ingredients used in Septilin and hence unable to guide us about it.

      1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

        Septilin is possibly safe for patients with G6PD deficiency. There is no ayurvedic ingredient in it that is so potent to cause any side effect.

        1. kim says

          Thanks much for the reply Doctor.
          One clarification though: Septilin’s list of contents states to 6mg have Licorice (Mulethi), which is classified into the “Other Legumes” category of G6PDD contraindicated foods :

          Considering this is it still completely safe or relatively safe since its in small controlled amount in these medicines?

          1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

            The quantity of licorice is not very significant. We can consider Septilin relatively safe for short-term use.

  18. minu says

    Can I use Septilin for my 10 months old baby?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, it can be used.

  19. Sheila says

    I get urinary tract infections often. After I complete my current antibiotics course how many tablets of Septilin should I take daily to avoid further infections?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      For recurrent urinary tract infections, 1 tablet of Septilin (twice daily) can be used for 3 to 6 months regularly.

  20. prakash says

    Can it be used for 5 month old infant?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, it can be given to infants in indicated conditions.

  21. prakash says

    5 years kid is suffering more than a year from dry cough started in winter season. I have taken hospital medicine, not all affect in this case. Can we use Septilin?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Septilin may likely to help, but other medicines like Sitopaladi Churna, Praval Pishti, etc. may also require.

  22. joel says

    How Septilin is useful to an HIV/AIDS person and when to start after discovering an HIV positive, what are the side effects?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Several ingredients in Septilin have immunostimulant action, which is likely to help immunocompromised patients including HIV or AIDS. One can start it anytime to prevent secondary infections or boosting immunity. It can also be used as supplement for a lifetime. There are no side effects reported with Septilin.

  23. Niket Gada says

    Review – My son is now 4 years old. Since almost 1st year he has been suffering regularly with cold and cough at times at very hectic levels. We tried many things around from medicines to homemade options etc.

    Recently we started with Septilin syrup for him. Since 4 months, we have been giving him very religiously daily 2 times. It’s a like a miracle for his health. This summer he has been swimming daily, eating ice creams, little oily stuff too, sleeping more frequently in air conditioning, basically all that stuff which is cold.

    Septilin is really working good and hope it works better always. I am too prone to cough and cold and have started with this and let’s see…

  24. sakshi sawant says

    Can septilin be used for skin rashes?

  25. farmanullah says

    Is Septilin alone effective for the child suffering from recurrent cough, runny nose, tonsillitis and difficulty in breathing other medicines are also needed along with?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Alone Septilin is also effective in such cases, but 3 to 6 months course with Septilin and Bresol Syrup can be more effective in the prevention of all such problems.

  26. khadar says

    Does Septilin alone work for breathing problems or asthma or do we need to use it in combination of other syrup?
    How long should this product be used for overcome from breathing and asthma problems?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Septilin is not formulated for asthma and breathing troubles, but ingredients such as Guggul, Yashtimadhu etc. in it can help in breathing troubles and reduces frequency of asthma attacks.

      Bresol Syrup is a main Himalaya’s medicine prepared for allergies, breathing troubles and asthma. Septilin should be used in combination with Bresol syrup for breathing difficulties.

      Both medicines should be taken at least 3 months for good results.

  27. Antara says

    What is the dosage of Septilin Syrup for 8 years old child who is suffering cold and cough frequently? How long can this medicine be continued to stop her symptoms completely.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      5 ml Septilin Syrup should be given thrice daily in case of 8 years old child.

      In frequent cough and cold, Septilin should be taken for at least 3 months or more.

  28. Sanjay says

    Can Septilin be given to 18 months baby if so what dosage and duration?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Septilin can be used in any age. The dosage should be 5 ml twice daily for 18 months baby.

  29. Hiral vanodia says

    No doubt it’s useful, but please guide and tell whether consuming Septilin is harmful if one is trying to conceive?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Septilin does not affect fertility.

  30. pragati says

    Is this medicine beneficial in sinus?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Septilin can be used for sinusitis. The long-term use can help to reduce recurrence remarkably. In Chronic cases of sinusitis, it alone can help, but it can be used along with antibiotics for faster relief in acute sinusitis.

  31. Sangy says

    Is septilin and cystone the right medicine for treatment of bilateral polycystic ovaries syndrome. If not, can you suggest the right medicine?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I am not sure about these formulations. We never tried these medicines in polycystic ovaries syndrome. According to our experience, the best medicine for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is Chandraprabha Vati. You can read more about its Treatment here.

  32. Glanet says

    How long Septilin can be given to 6 months old baby having regular Cough and Cold? How much dosage should be given?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Septilin can be given until complete relief regardless the duration. In recurrent episodes, we generally recommend it for at least 3 months. Dosage for 6 months old baby should be 1 to 2 ml twice or thrice daily.

  33. Ram Singh says

    For boosting the immunity…
    For How many months septilin has to be taken…
    And in what doses of tablets for an adult….

  34. Naveen says

    I have cough and mucus in throat for long time(10yrs), I took lot of Anti-Biotics, it’s come when I face cold, dust and smoke. Last week visited Ayurveda doctor, prescribed 2 SEPTILIN tabs for 3 times ( 2X3=6). Wondering no of pills suggested by him, please suggest is this normal or can I reduce tablets?

    Also suggest me on diet to follow.

    Thanks in advance.

  35. shreya says

    What will happen if I take 3 tablets at one time and I am 12 years old?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      It is not suggestible. Septilin should be taken in the recommended dosage. The maximum recommended dosage of Septilin tablets is 2 tablets thrice daily.

  36. JOY GURU HALDER says

    Dr. Sir, my 8 yrs daughter has got eye allergy (increases by sun rays), which form a ring around the iris, looks like pus deposition (but not) and reddish on cornea.

    All the allopathic doctors have mainly prescribed only limited usage of steroid. Whether this Septilin will be helpful to her?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I am not sure if Septilin might be helpful in this case.


    I am 45 years old man. I have been prescribed Septilin 2 tablets / day for my enlarged Tonsils, I had taken for last 1 month and my tonsils are still enlarged. I do take Cetapin diabetic drugs along with Septilin, How long should I continue to get my tonsils to normal size? Can I take cold water or ice cream during course of my medication or any other medicine to increase my immunity?

  38. Brigu. says

    I am 70 years age vegan male taking Folitrax 15 mg 1 tablet per week for RA as per Rheumatologist. I have cold, sinus, low hearing problems. Can I take Septilin? If yes, what dose, time and duration?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Septilin can help to treat cold and sinus problems. Read: Dosage

  39. Harsh Gupta says

    Dear Sir, I had viral fever last year. The fever got ok in a week but since then I have been suffering from acute allergic rhinitis. I have been on allopathic anti-allergic drugs for the last one year and these give some relief. But the problems reccur when I stop taking these drugs. I have running nose, blockage in nostrils, sneezing bouts. I can not stand in an AC room and even fan’s air causes the above symptoms. Previously I never had this problem in life . Only seasonal allergic cough used to occur. My life has become a hell. Please advise whether Septilin in combination of which other formulation will get met me rid of my ailment forever. Thanks.

  40. Vidya says

    Sir I am suffering from pharyngitis and thorat infection again and again then doctor advice me to take septilin tablets now I am taking 2tablets daily how long I must take septilin can I take long time tell me please any side effects is there to take long time tell me

  41. Pinky says

    Can I give it to my 9 month old daughter she has stuffiness.

  42. Rashi says

    Dear Sir,
    My son is 5 year old and suffering from reoccurrence of cold and cough with fever. we have started septillion syrup 5ml once in a day and it show some relief from reoccurrence of cold and cough, please advise whether we can continue it for full year or not. also advice on dosage.

  43. JM says

    My 6-year-old suffers from certain food and seasonal allergies. It starts off as runny nose; followed by sore throat, cough, sputum with bronchospasm. Will Septilin be effective in treating this and for prevention?


    I’m suffering from chronic nasal/upper respiratory congestion for over last 50 years.What is the dosage to totally decongest my airways permanently and what is the apt medicine and for how long


      SHOBY PALIAKKARA JOSE Says 1 month ago
      I’m suffering from chronic nasal/upper respiratory congestion for over last 50 years.What is the dosage to totally decongest my airways permanently and what is the apt medicine and for how long

  45. Abu ji says

    Can i take septelin with after any allopathic medicine

  46. hanish says

    how beneficial is this for genital herpes

  47. Rajesh says

    Can i take septilin along with confido.

  48. Harsha says

    Should we take septaline after food or before food

  49. Harsha says

    Should we use septaline before food or after food .

  50. swayam says

    sir, it shuld be taken in empty stomach in the morning n evening or after foods , please suggest

  51. Jiya says

    Can a person with auto immune diseases take septilin?

  52. Shubham says

    Sir, My father is suffered from BPH. Recently TURP is done. After TURP many antibiotics were prescribed but infection was persistent then he take septilin and the effect is very good. His infection reduced. He is using septilin from 6 to 7 months. Is it safe or not continue septilin . Plzzz answer sirr

  53. Naga says

    I have Throat pain right side –I can feel vibrating and pinching of vocal cord(right side) while talking with someone. Same issue I’m facing from two years and I have done with US scan and MRI Scan. But nothing has been identified ..only one lympnode has swelling. Doctors given some antibiotics and vitamin tablets for few months… no result. All decided it is a physiological problem. But I’m feeling pain while communicating with others. I can’t do normal conversations more than 15 min.
    Can I take this

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  55. vanitha says

    Can septilin be given along with Chavanprash?
    Is there any requirement of time gap between them.
    Should the medicine be taken in empty stomach?

  56. Malti says

    Sir can septillin cure goitre also ? What dose should be given to adult of 37 years age n for how long also

  57. sindhu says

    my 3 year old dughter has got respiratory problem (wheezing) , so how much dosage of septilin should i use for her? and for how many days to cure the above problem?

  58. Ashfak says

    My age is 30 and I am suffering from chronic cold, runny nose, sneezing from 5 years.
    Dr. Has diagnosed for chronic rhinitis.
    Can I use Septilin? If yes please specify dosage.

  59. Thorat Ganesh says

    I am having mucous problem also allergy. I take antibiotic dose for 5 days but still mild mucous is there .My doctor give me septillin .
    Does it cure my mucous and allergy .

  60. Anirban Das says

    Sir, my immunity power is low. I suffer by cold, tonsil infection in every seasonal change. Should I take Septilin tablet to increase immunity power? Please guide.

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