AB-Flo-N Tablet

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Introduction

AB-Flo-N Tablet is used to treat and prevent asthma and symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked) such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. It helps relax the muscles of the air passages thereby making it easier to breathe.

AB-Flo-N Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are vomiting, heartburn, stomach upset, rash, itching, breathing difficulty, and nasal inflammation. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as that may cause excessive drowsiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. Before you start taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

Uses of AB-Flo-N Tablet

Benefits of AB-Flo-N Tablet

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

AB-Flo-N Tablet is a combination of two medicines that helps the airways in your lungs stay open. They work by relaxing the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. This medicine also loosens thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

Side effects of AB-Flo-N Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of AB-Flo-N

  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Breathing problems
  • Nasal inflammation
  • Increased white blood cell count

How to use AB-Flo-N Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. AB-Flo-N Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How AB-Flo-N Tablet works

AB-Flo-N Tablet is a combination of two medicines : Acebrophylline and Acetylcysteine. Acebrophylline is a mucolytic and bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and also thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to breathe. Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic medication. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) making it easier to cough out.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
AB-Flo-N Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of AB-Flo-N Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of AB-Flo-N Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
AB-Flo-N Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
AB-Flo-N Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of AB-Flo-N Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
AB-Flo-N Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of AB-Flo-N Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take AB-Flo-N Tablet?

If you miss a dose of AB-Flo-N Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • AB-Flo-N Tablet helps in the prevention and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • It has a smelly odor. This is normal and does not indicate that the medicine has changed.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing.
  • Your doctor may ask you to take regular blood tests to monitor the level of drug in your body to make sure that you are taking the right dose.
  • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney, liver, or heart disease, or if have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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COPD patient have problem in walking Doctor suggest Bi Pap and oxygen concerntrator Ab flo and ditor tablet is used and nabulize with duolin
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
Please go ahead with treatment
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Repeat after 6weeks. N get anti TPO ab tested.
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FAQs

Q. Can AB-Flo-N Tablet interfere with laboratory tests?

Yes, AB-Flo-N Tablet contains Acetylcysteine which may interfere with laboratory tests like urine ketone test and may cause false test results. Inform your doctor if you are taking AB-Flo-N Tablet before taking any tests.

Q. Will AB-Flo-N Tablet be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If symptoms are not getting relieved by the recommended doses, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of AB-Flo-N Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

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References

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  2. Acetylcysteine. Nashville, Tennessee: Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2004 [revised Jun. 2013]. [Accessed 31 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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