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OLOPAT AX TABLET

Manufactured byAjanta Pharma Ltd.
ContainsAmbroxol (30 mg) + Olopatadine (5 mg)
Description

OLOPAT AX TABLET is a combination medicine used for the treatment of a cough in adult patients only. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for OLOPAT AX TABLET

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle weakness
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Altered color perception
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Intolerance to bright light
  • Fever with body pain
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Bleeding from nose
  • Trouble sleeping

Uses of OLOPAT AX TABLET

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cough
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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 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 during treatment with this medicine increases the risk of drowsiness, dizziness, and difficulty in concentrating. It is advised that you do not consume alcohol or limit its use during therapy with this medicine. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you consume alcohol while taking 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, especially in the first trimester. 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 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 your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ambroxol, olopatadine, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

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 worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary, especially in the first trimester. 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 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 your clinical condition.
General warnings

Gastric ulceration

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

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause symptoms such as drowsiness, dizziness, unusual tiredness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy 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 during treatment with this medicine increases the risk of drowsiness, dizziness, and difficulty in concentrating. It is advised that you do not consume alcohol or limit its use during therapy with this medicine. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Disulfiram

Alprazolam

Sodium oxybate

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food, as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. 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 promotes mucus clearance and eases a productive cough. Olopatadine blocks the action of certain substances produced by the body which induce allergic reactions. Their combination is thus better effective for the treatment of a cough.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Mucolytics, Antihistamines

Schedule

N/A

Ambixol, Ambroxol [Internet]. Sopharma.com. 2017 [cited 10 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.sopharma.com/ambroxol.php

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

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

Olopatadine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 21 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00768
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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Jun 2018

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