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Esartan AP Tablet

Manufactured byHAB PHARMACEUTICALS & RESEARCH LIMITED
ContainsAmbroxol (60 mg) + Phenylephrine (5 mg) + Levocetirizine (5 mg)
Description

Esartan AP Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used to treat abnormal mucus secretion, airway blockage, chest congestion, etc associated with conditions such as emphysema, tracheobronchitis, etc.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Esartan AP Tablet

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Body aches or Pain
  • Sore throat
  • Gastric irritation
  • Skin rash and itching

Uses of Esartan AP Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Emphysema (lung disease that affects the air sacs)
  • Tracheobronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
  • Productive cough
  • 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 within 30-60 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine since it may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and loss of concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • 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 absolutely 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 taking this medicine.

Allergy

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

Kidney Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with end-stage kidney disease and creatinine clearance less than 10 ml/min due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

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.

Gastric ulceration

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of gastric ulceration because it may worsen the condition.

Ventricular tachycardia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with ventricular tachycardia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely 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 taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in Elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly population due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Gastric ulceration

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

Urinary retention

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with spinal cord lesions or prostatic hyperplasia since it may increase the risk of urinary retention. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving Or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during 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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine since it may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and loss of concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidiabetic drugs

Antidepressants

Alprazolam

Halothane

Codeine

Clobazam

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of high blood sugars. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended while using this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an enlarged prostate due to the risk of increased difficulty in passing urine. Report any worsening of symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
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. Phenylephrine acts by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal passages, making it easier to breathe. Levocetirizine works by blocking the action of a natural substance produced by the body called histamine which is responsible for causing allergic symptoms.
Legal Status

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antihistamines, Mucolytics, Decongestants

Schedule

Schedule H

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

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

[Internet]. Thefilipinodoctor.com. 2018 [cited 8 January 2018]. Available from:

https://www.thefilipinodoctor.com/brand_pdf/Ambrolex.pdf

Phenylephrine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 18 July 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a606008.html

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 18 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/11868

Levocetirizine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607056.html

Levocetirizine | C21H25ClN2O3 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/1549000#section=Top
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Information on this page was last updated on 23 Jul 2019

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