Montek Ab Tab

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Composition

Ambroxol()

SALT INFORMATION

Ambroxol()

TYPICAL USAGE

Ambroxol is used to treat certain diseases of the respiratory tract and to relieve cough associated with thickened mucous and poor mucus clearance.

SIDE EFFECTS

* Loose motions,  skin rashes, swelling of face, itching, breathing problems; fever, nausea, abdominal pain Rare: excessive salivation, heartburn, difficulty in passing stools (constipation), burning sensation and pain while passing urine (dysuria), severe allergic reactions of skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Lyell syndrome)

DRUG INTERACTION

* Concomitant use with medications that suppress coughing reflex (antitussives) may hamper the cough expelling ability of ambroxol and may cause congestion of the liquefied mucus. * Use ambroxol with antibiotics (amoxicillin, cefuroxime and erythromycin) may increase concentration of antibiotics in the mucus within the airways and mucus that is coughed out (sputum).  * Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It works by liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It helps in the production of a chemical called surfactant. Surfactant doesn't let the mucus to get stuck to the walls of airways and is easily coughed out. 

DOSAGE

* Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration  * Adult and elderly : 60 to 90 mg in daily in divided doses * 15 mg/5 mL syrup: 10 mL three times daily * 30 mg/5 mL syrup: 5 mL three times daily * Children: The recommended daily dose is 1.2-1.6 mg/kg bodyweight. * Duration of treatment: In most cases duration of treatment should not be longer than 4 to 5 days. Please contact your doctor if symptoms do not subside or aggravate within 4 to 5 days.

DOs and DON'Ts

* Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you have a history of severe allergic reactions of skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Lyell syndrome) * Do not continue taking ambroxol and contact your doctor immediately, if you notice any damage to skin or mucosa (moist tissue that lines the inner side of nose, mouth, lungs, and the urinary and digestive tracts).  * Avoid taking drugs that suppress cough (antitussives) if you are taking ambroxol * Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. * Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you are breast-feeding. * Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you have * Severe liver or kidney problems. You may need dose reduction or extension of dosing interval * A disease called Ciliary dyskinesia in which the hair like structures along the airways called cilia are faulty and do not help in clearing the mucus 

CONTRA INDICATIONS

* Patients who are allergic to ambroxol or any other ingredients in the medicine  *  Patients who have rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption

FAQ

Q. Is ambroxol/ambroxol hydrochloride safe in pregnancy?Caution is advised when ambroxol is used during pregnancy. Use during the first trimester of pregnancy is not recommended. Please follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.Q. Is ambroxol an antibiotic/steroid?No. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It has no know effect against infections. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids.Q. Is ambroxol good for dry cough?No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance.Q. Is ambroxol safe for breastfeeding?Ambroxol is excreted in breast milk and should not be taken during breastfeeding. However, no adverse effects on the breastfed infant are expectedQ. Is ambroxol a prescription drug?Cough syrups containing ambroxol and other active drugs commonly used for cough and cold may be available as over the counter (OTC) without prescription.Q. Is ambroxol/mucolite safe for infants?Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. Ambroxol may be used in children below 2 years of age only when prescribed by a doctor. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your child’s or infant’s doctor.Q. Is ambrodil a cough syrup?Ambrodil is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. It is available as cough syrup and is effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance.Q. Ambroxol/ambrodil syrup/ambrolite syrup/mucolite/mucolite drops used for?Ambrodil, ambrolite, mucolite are trade names for active drug ambroxol and are available as drops or syrup. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants or mucolytics and is effective in liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis).Q. What is ambrodil S?Ambrodil S is a trade name for a combination of active drugs ambroxol and salbutamol and guaifenesin.Q.  What are mucolite tablets/drops and Is mucolite syrup for cough?Yes. Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol and is available as cough syrup/ tablets and drops. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis).Q.  Does Ambroxol make you sleepy/ you high?Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy or high.

FURTHER INFORMATION

* Prescribing information, http://www.thefilipinodoctor.com/brand_pdf/Ambrolex.pdf * Patient Information Leaflet, http://www.flavamed.pl/docs/Flavamed_syrup.pdf

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INTERACTIONS

Can I take Montek Ab Tab during pregnancy?

Studies in animals have shown risk to fetus, however there are no sufficient studies in humans. This drug may be used in pregnant women if benefit outweighs the risk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Montek Ab Tab while breastfeeding/lactation?

Moderately safe: No studies have been conducted in breastfeeding women, however there is possibility of ill effect to the breastfed infants; or studies conducted in breastfeeding women show minimal non-threatening side effects to the infants. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Montek Ab Tab with alcohol?

No studies found