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Nactal Capsule

Manufactured bySALUD CARE (INDIA) PVT LTD
ContainsAcetylcysteine (200 mg) + Ambroxol (30 mg)
Description

Nactal Capsule is a combination medicine which may be used to relieve chest congestion caused by thick or abnormal mucous secretion in patients with lung diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, It is used to treat conditions with abnormal mucus secretion, allowing the patient to breathe freely and deeply.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Nactal Capsule

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal side effects
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Fever
  • Runny Nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Throat irritation
  • Drowsiness
  • Chest tightness
  • Swelling and soreness of the inside of the mouth

Uses of Nactal Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Emphysema with bronchitis pneumoconiosis
  • Tracheobronchitis
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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 oral administration.
  • 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?
    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 absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to acetylcysteine, ambroxol, 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 because it may worsen the 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.

Acute asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an acute and severe episode of asthma (Status Asthmaticus) 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. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.
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.

Acute asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a severe and sudden attack of asthma. It is advised to closely monitor asthma patients 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.

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.

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
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 based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. The dosage and the duration of use of this medicine should be kept as low as possible. 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
Acetylcysteine works by reducing the thickness of mucus present in the airways and relieving chest congestion. Ambroxol works by promoting mucus clearance and easing a productive cough.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Mucolytics

Schedule

Schedule H

Acetylcysteine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 8 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06151

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

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

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

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06742
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Information on this page was last updated on 23 Jul 2019

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