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Alaspan AM Tablet

Manufactured byBAYER PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
ContainsAmbroxol (60 mg) + Loratadine (5 mg)
Description

Alaspan AM Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used to temporarily relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies. (Symptoms may include sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and sore throat). It is also used to treat conditions with the abnormal mucus secretion, allowing the patient to breathe freely and deeply. It should be used with caution in patients with a known history of gastric ulcers.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Alaspan AM Tablet

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach irritation
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Stomach pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

Uses of Alaspan AM Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Tracheobronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
  • Emphysema with bronchitis pneumoconiosis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of the medicine can be observed after 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Ambroxol, Loratadine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Gastric ulceration

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of gastric ulceration due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of Stevens-Johnson syndrome which is a rare but serious disorder of the skin due to the increased risk of adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Gastric ulceration

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of gastric ulceration or any other gastrointestinal disorders.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Use in elderly

This medicine is not recommended for use in the elderly as the risk of adverse effects are very high.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Other medicines

This combination medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Clarithromycin

Ketoconazole

Cimetidine

Disease interactions

Gastric ulceration

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with active gastric ulceration or a history of gastric ulceration due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended while receiving this medicine due to the increased risk of adverse effects.
Lab interactions

Skin allergy test

Report the use of this medicine before taking a skin allergy test. Use of this medicine can interfere with the results of the test. Hence, the medicine should be discontinued at least 2-4 days prior to taking this test.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Ambroxol works by promoting mucus clearance and easing a productive cough. Loratadine works by reducing a chemical substance called Histamine from the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antihistamines, Mucolytics

Schedule

Schedule H

Ambroxol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 11 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06742

DailyMed - loratadine tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 23 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=7a2f0eef-7803-497d-926c-a6163a89eb56

Loratadine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 23 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a697038.html

Loratadine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00455
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Information on this page was last updated on 14 Jun 2019

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