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Effenac AB Tablet 10's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Effenac AB Tablet 10's

Effenac AB Tablet 10's belongs to the class of drugs called ‘mucolytic agents’ (cough/sputum thinner) primarily used to prevent and treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing (whistling sound while breathing). COPD is a group of lung diseases with emphysema (shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes).

Effenac AB Tablet 10's is a combination of two drugs, namely: Acebrophylline (mucolytic and bronchodilator) and Acetylcysteine (mucolytic agent/sputum thinner). Acebrophylline belongs to the class of bronchodilators with additional mucolytic properties and works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Acetylcysteine belongs to the class of mucolytic agents (cough/sputum thinner) that works by thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in the lungs, windpipe, and nose. Effenac AB Tablet 10's breakdown the acid mucopolysaccharide fibers that make the mucus (sputum) thinner and less dense/viscous removing sputum efficiently by coughing. However, the viscosity of sputum remains low for as long as treatment is maintained. Together, they help to cough out easily and make breathing easier by opening airways.

Take Effenac AB Tablet 10's as prescribed. Your doctor will recommend how often you take Effenac AB Tablet 10's based on your medical condition. Some people may experience diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, dizziness, heartburn, stomach pain, skin rash, drowsiness, and cool and moist skin. Most of these side effects of Effenac AB Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Effenac AB Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Effenac AB Tablet 10's is not recommended for children below 14 years of age. Drink plenty of fluids to thin mucus and lubricate your throat while taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's. Effenac AB Tablet 10's is not recommended for use during pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's. Severe skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a serious and rare disorder of skin and mucus membranes) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (skin blistering or skin peeling) have been rarely reported in some patients. However, if you notice any skin rash worsening with mucosal lesions or blisters, stop taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's and contact your doctor immediately. Do not take Effenac AB Tablet 10's if you have a heart rhythm disorder that causes fast heartbeats. Avoid taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's if you have low blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, hemodynamic instability (unstable blood pressure), had a heart attack, or kidney or liver diseases. If you have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), irregular heartbeats, viral infections, heart failure, asthma, high blood pressure, fits, gastric or duodenal ulcers, heart diseases, or kidney or liver insufficiency, inform your doctor before taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's.

Uses of Effenac AB Tablet 10's

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Medicinal Benefits

Effenac AB Tablet 10's is a combination of two drugs, namely: Acebrophylline and Acetylcysteine. Acebrophylline belongs to the class of bronchodilators with additional mucolytic properties and works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic agent (cough/sputum thinner) that works by thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in the lungs, windpipe, and nose. Effenac AB Tablet 10's breakdown the acid mucopolysaccharide fibers that make the mucus (sputum) thinner and less dense/viscous removing sputum efficiently by coughing. However, the viscosity of sputum remains low for as long as treatment is maintained. Together, they help to cough out easily and make breathing easier by opening airways.

Directions for Use

Take Effenac AB Tablet 10's with or without food as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Effenac AB Tablet 10's

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Runny nose
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Heartburn
  • Skin rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Cool and moist skin

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to Effenac AB Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Effenac AB Tablet 10's is not recommended for children below 14 years of age. Regular monitoring of potassium levels is recommended while taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's as it may cause low potassium levels in the blood. Effenac AB Tablet 10's is not recommended for use during pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's. Severe skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a serious and rare disorder of skin and mucus membranes) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (skin blistering or skin peeling) have been rarely reported in some patients. However, if you notice any skin rash worsening with mucosal lesions or blisters, stop taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's and contact your doctor immediately. Do not take Effenac AB Tablet 10's if you have heart rhythm disorder that causes fast heartbeats. Avoid taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's if you have low blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, hemodynamic instability (unstable blood pressure), had a heart attack, or kidney or liver diseases. If you have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), irregular heartbeats, viral infections, heart failure, asthma, high blood pressure, fits, gastric or duodenal ulcers, heart diseases, or kidney or liver insufficiency, inform your doctor before taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Effenac AB Tablet 10's may interact with water pills (furosemide), medicines used to treat gout (allopurinol), antacid (cimetidine), antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, amoxicillin, doxycycline, tetracycline, gentamicin, amikacin, neomycin), drugs used to lower high blood pressure (diltiazem, verapamil), heart-related medicines (isoprenaline), anthelmintic (thiabendazole),  corticosteroids (prednisone), oral contraceptives (ethinylestradiol), medicines used to treat chest pain (glyceryl trinitrate) and cough suppressants (dextromethorphan, codeine).

Drug-Food Interaction: If you are allergic to histamine, avoid histamine-rich foods such as tomatoes, wine, and processed foods as it may cause histamine intolerance leading to symptoms such as flushing (redness of the skin), migraine headaches, skin rash, itching, and rhinitis (runny and stuffy nose). Also, avoid intake of alcohol with Effenac AB Tablet 10's as it may increase drowsiness. Also, avoid or limit the intake of caffeine with Effenac AB Tablet 10's as it may cause side effects.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Avoid taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's if you have low blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, hemodynamic instability (unstable blood pressure), had a heart attack, or kidney or liver diseases. If you have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), irregular heartbeats, viral infections, heart failure, asthma, high blood pressure, fits, gastric or duodenal ulcers, heart diseases, or kidney or liver insufficiency, inform your doctor before taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • FUROSEMIDE
  • ALLOPURINOL
  • CIMETIDINE
  • CIPROFLOXACIN
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • AMOXICILLIN
  • DOXYCYCLINE
  • TETRACYCLINE
  • GENTAMICIN
  • AMIKACIN
  • NEOMYCIN
  • DILTIAZEM
  • VERAPAMIL
  • ISOPRENALINE
  • THIABENDAZOLE
  • PREDNISONE
  • ETHINYLESTRADIOL
  • GLYCERYL TRINITRATE
  • DEXTROMETHORPHAN
  • CODEINE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Avoid consumption of alcohol with Effenac AB Tablet 10's as it may reduce the effectiveness of Effenac AB Tablet 10's and increase drowsiness. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Effenac AB Tablet 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      Effenac AB Tablet 10's is not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult a doctor before using Effenac AB Tablet 10's if you are pregnant.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      It is unknown whether Effenac AB Tablet 10's is excreted in human milk. Please consult a doctor before taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's if you are breastfeeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe if prescribed

      Effenac AB Tablet 10's usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Take Effenac AB Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Take Effenac AB Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Effenac AB Tablet 10's is not recommended for children below 14 years of age. Please consult a doctor before giving Effenac AB Tablet 10's to children.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Eat foods rich in potassium such as bananas, asparagus, oranges, potatoes, avocados, dark leafy greens and beetroots as potassium is important for lung function and a potassium deficiency may cause breathing problems.
    • Drink plenty of fluids every day to thin mucus which makes it easier to cough out.
    • Maintain a diet that includes complex carbohydrates such as lentils, beans, barley, oats, quinoa, bran, peas and potatoes with skin.
    • Limit or avoid the intake of caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, soda, and energy drinks like red bull.
    • Eat protein-rich foods such as meat, fish (particularly salmon, sardines and mackerel), eggs and poultry.
    • Exercise regularly to strengthen your breathing muscles and boost your immune system. Learning breathing exercises will help you move more air in and out of your lungs.
    • Quit smoking as it may reduce the effectiveness of the Effenac AB Tablet 10's and irritate the lungs worsening breathing problem.

    Special Advise

    • Regular blood tests are recommended while taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's to monitor the levels of Effenac AB Tablet 10's and potassium in the blood.
    • Effenac AB Tablet 10's may affect the test results of ketones in urine and salicylate (like aspirin) in the blood. Therefore, inform your doctor that you are taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's before undergoing any laboratory tests.
    • Effenac AB Tablet 10's does not relieve sudden asthma symptoms, so it is advised to carry a rescue inhaler always to treat sudden asthma symptoms.

    Other Information (EFF0047)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): It is a group of lung diseases with emphysema (shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes). The major cause of COPD is smoking tobacco. Also, long-term exposure to fumes and chemicals may lead to COPD. The symptoms include chronic cough, shortness of breath or wheezing (whistle sound while breathing).

    FAQs

    Effenac AB Tablet 10's contains Acebrophylline and Acetylcysteine. Acebrophylline belongs to the class of bronchodilators with additional mucolytic properties and works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic agent (cough/sputum thinner) that works by thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in lungs, windpipe and nose. Effenac AB Tablet 10's breakdown the acid mucopolysaccharide fibres that make the mucus (sputum) thinner and less dense/viscous removing sputum efficiently by coughing. However, the viscosity of sputum remains low for as long as treatment is maintained. Together, they help to cough out easily and makes breathing easier by opening airways.

    Effenac AB Tablet 10's should be used with caution in patients suffering from epilepsy (fits) as it may worsen the condition. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have a history of fits before taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's so that the dose may be adjusted or an alternate medicine may be prescribed.

    You are not recommended to take Effenac AB Tablet 10's with antibiotics such as tetracycline, amoxicillin, amikacin and gentamicin at the same time as it may reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. However, if you are supposed to take these medicines together, maintain a time gap of a minimum of 2 hours between taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's and antibiotics. However, please consult a doctor before using Effenac AB Tablet 10's with antibiotics or any other medicines.

    You are recommended to avoid taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's if you are allergic to acebrophylline, ambroxol, theophylline or suffering from irregular heartbeats, hemodynamic instability (unstable blood pressure), low blood pressure, liver or kidney disorders or had a heart attack. However, inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions before taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's.

    No, you are not recommended to smoke while taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's as it may reduce the effectiveness of Effenac AB Tablet 10's and also damage your lungs. Long term smoking may cause breathing problems like asthma, bronchitis and COPD. Quitting smoking is the best way to keep your lungs healthy.

    You are recommended to avoid histamine rich foods such as tomatoes, wine and processed foods as it may cause histamine intolerance by affecting the way histamine is broken down in the body leading to symptoms such as flushing (redness of the skin), migraine headaches, skin rash, itching and rhinitis (runny and stuffy nose). Therefore, if you are allergic to histamine or cannot tolerate food and drinks rich in histamine, please inform your doctor before taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's.

    No, you are not recommended to stop taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition of your cough and other breathing problems causing recurring symptoms. Therefore, take Effenac AB Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Effenac AB Tablet 10's, please consult your doctor.

    No, Effenac AB Tablet 10's does not relieve sudden asthma symptoms. Therefore, it is advised to carry a rescue inhaler always to treat sudden asthma symptoms.

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    C25-A, Vasant Vihar NeC25-A, Vasant Vihar New Delhi 110057 Indiaw Delhi 110057 India

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    1

    10 Tablet in 1 Strip