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Alce-AM Tablet

Manufactured byFRANKLIN LABORATORIES (INDIA) PVT LTD
ContainsAmbroxol (60 mg) + Cetirizine (5 mg)
Description
Alce-AM Tablet is a combination of Ambroxol and Cetirizine. It is used to treat cough and common allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, etc. It works by blocking a chemical substance responsible for allergic symptoms. It also helps to loosen the thick mucous and makes it easier to cough out. Alce-AM Tablet may cause some common side effects such as sleepiness, diarrhoea, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms stay for a long time or if they become severe. Take Alce-AM Tablet as advised by your doctor. Try not to skip a dose. However, in case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to make up for a missed one. In case of an overdose, consult your doctor immediately. Avoid taking Alce-AM Tablet if you have a history of allergic to it or have experienced severe allergic reactions after taking it. Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney diseases. Alce-AM Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age. If you are pregnant, take this medication only if prescribed by your doctor. If you are breastfeeding, the use of this medication is not recommended.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Alce-AM Tablet

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain

Uses of Alce-AM Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Productive cough
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of Alce-AM Tablet can be observed within 30 minutes of oral administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The average time for which Alce-AM Tablet acts in the body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Alce-AM Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported with Alce-AM Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Due to the lack of sufficient safety data in pregnant women, the risk to the developing foetus is not known. If you are pregnant, use Alce-AM Tablet only if prescribed by your doctor.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Alce-AM Tablet passes into breastmilk. Hence if you are breastfeeding, this medication is not recommended.

Allergy

Avoid taking Alce-AM Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any worsening of your allergic symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Severe kidney impairment

Alce-AM Tablet is not recommended if you have severe kidney impairment with a creatinine clearance of less than 10 ml/min.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Due to the lack of sufficient safety data in pregnant women, the risk to the developing foetus is not known. If you are pregnant, use Alce-AM Tablet only if prescribed by your doctor.

Breast-feeding

Alce-AM Tablet passes into breastmilk. Hence if you are breastfeeding, this medication is not recommended.
General warnings

Other medicines

Alce-AM Tablet may increase your risk of sleepiness and impaired thinking when taken with medicines that have a sedative (sleep-inducing) effect. Inform your doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs or supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Use in Children

Alce-AM Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age due to a lack of relevant safety and efficacy data.

Driving or operating a machine

Alce-AM Tablet may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Avoid performing any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating a machine if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Alce-AM Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to make up for a missed one.

Overdose

Do not take excess dose than prescribed by your doctor. Reach the nearest emergency medical department immediately or contact your doctor in case of an overdose with Alce-AM Tablet.
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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Alce-AM Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Tramadol

Codeine

Pregabalin

Gabapentin

Zolpidem

Lorazepam

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Alce-AM Tablet should be used with caution if you have liver disease due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Hence, inform your doctor before starting therapy with this medication. Your doctor may suggest appropriate dose adjustments or replacements with a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

Alce-AM Tablet should be used with caution if you have any kidney disease due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Hence, inform your doctor before starting therapy with this medication. Your doctor may suggest appropriate dose adjustments or replacements with a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.

Gastric ulceration

Alce-AM Tablet should be used with caution if you have an active gastric ulcer (painful sores in the lining of the stomach and intestine) or a history of gastric ulceration due to the increased risk of worsening your condition. Hence, inform your doctor before starting therapy with this medication. Your doctor may suggest treatment with an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Alce-AM Tablet with or without food. Drink an adequate amount of water. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Avoid discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Alce-AM Tablet, as it may cause severe drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery after taking this medicine, as it may affect your alertness.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
Alce-AM Tablet is a combination of Ambroxol and Cetirizine used in the treatment of cough. Ambroxol works by reducing mucus thickness, improving its clearance, and making it easier to cough out. Cetirizine works by blocking the action of histamine, a chemical responsible for allergic reactions in the body.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Unknown

Classification

Category

Antihistamines, Mucolytics

Schedule

Schedule H

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