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ALASPAN AM 60 MG/5 MG TABLET

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Composition for ALASPAN AM

Ambroxol(60 mg),Loratadine(5 mg)

food interaction for ALASPAN AM

alcohol interaction for ALASPAN AM

pregnancy interaction for ALASPAN AM

lactation interaction for ALASPAN AM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alaspan am 60 mg/5 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Alaspan am 60 mg/5 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ALASPAN AM

Ambroxol(60 mg)

Uses

Ambroxol is used in the treatment of cough.

How it works

Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It works by liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It helps in the production of a chemical called surfactant. Surfactant doesn't let the mucus to get stuck to the walls of airways and is easily coughed out.

Common side effects

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Heartburn, Itching, Nausea, Rash
Loratadine(5 mg)

Uses

Loratadine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Loratadine belongs to the group of medicines called antihistamines. It acts by blocking a natural substance called histamine that your body produces during an allergic reaction.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Abdominal pain, Acne-like rash, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Weakness, Difficulty in swallowing, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Insomnia, Mouth ulcer, Nose bleed, Skin redness, Sore throat, Urticaria, Wheezing

Common Dosage for ALASPAN AM 60 MG/5 MG TABLET

Patients taking ALASPAN AM 60 MG/5 MG TABLET

  • 50%
    Once A Day
  • 39%
    Twice A Day
  • 8%
    Thrice A Day
  • 2%
    Four Times A Day
  • 2%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for ALASPAN AM

2 Substitutes
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  • LORFAST AM TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 6.23/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 62.30
    save 5% more per tablet
  • LORIDIN AM TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 3/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 30.02
    save 54% more per tablet

Top Physicians

  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Ashutosh Shukla
    MBBS, MD, Diploma, Fellowship
    4.6
  • Dr. Sushila Kataria
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
    4.6
  • Dr. R. R. Dutta
    MBBS, MD
    4.4

Expert advice for ALASPAN AM

  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you have a history of severe allergic reactions of skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Lyell syndrome).
  • Do not continue taking ambroxol and contact your doctor immediately, if you notice any damage to skin or mucosa (moist tissue that lines the inner side of nose, mouth, lungs, and the urinary and digestive tracts). 
  • Avoid taking drugs that suppress cough (antitussives) if you are taking ambroxol.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you are breast-feeding.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you have.
  • Severe liver or kidney problems. You may need dose reduction or extension of dosing interval.
  • A disease called Ciliary dyskinesia in which the hair like structures along the airways called cilia are faulty and do not help in clearing the mucus.

Frequently asked questions for ALASPAN AM

Ambroxol

Q.Is ambroxol an antibiotic/steroid?
No. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It has no know effect against infections. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids

Q.Is ambroxol good for dry cough?
No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q.Is ambroxol a prescription drug?
Cough syrups containing ambroxol and other active drugs commonly used for cough and cold may be available as over the counter (OTC) without prescription

Q.Is ambroxol/mucolite safe for infants?
Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. Ambroxol may be used in children below 2 years of age only when prescribed by a doctor. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your child’s or infant’s doctor

Q.Is ambrodil a cough syrup?
Ambrodil is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. It is available as cough syrup and is effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q.Ambroxol/ambrodil syrup/ambrolite syrup/mucolite/mucolite drops used for?
Ambrodil, ambrolite, mucolite are trade names for active drug ambroxol and are available as drops or syrup. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants or mucolytics and is effective in liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)

Q.What is ambrodil S?
Ambrodil S is a trade name for a combination of active drugs ambroxol and salbutamol and guaifenesin

Q.What are mucolite tablets/drops and Is mucolite syrup for cough?
Yes. Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol and is available as cough syrup/ tablets and drops. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)

Q.Does Ambroxol make you sleepy/ you high?
Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy or high.

Loratadine

Q.Is loratadine safe?
Loratadine is safe at prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor

Q.Is loratadine an anticholinergic/narcotic/antibiotic?
No, loratadine is antihistaminic drug which may have anticholinergic properties and it is not narcotic/ antibiotic

Q.Is loratadine the same as Zyrtec?
No, loratadine is different from Zyrtec as Zyrtec contains cetirizine. Both loratadine and Zyrtec belong to the same category of antihistamines. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take loratadine for a cold/sinus infection/insect bites/hives/bee sting/allergic reaction, rash/congestion?
Yes, but patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q.How long can I take loratadine for?
Patient can take loratadine for prescribed dose and duration for treatment of allergies as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take loratadine with Nyquil /Mucinex/ ibuprofen/ Singulair/ Benadryl/ amoxicillin/ diphenhydramine /Zoloft/ Zyrtec/ Dayquil?
Yes, but taking other antihistaminic medicines like diphenhydramine/Zyrtec/Benadryl /Day quil/ Zoloft / Mucinex may alter the effects of loratadine. Ibuprofen, Nyquil may alter levels of loratadine. You can take loratadine with amoxicillin. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does loratadine get you high/raise blood pressure/cause dementia/drowsiness?
Loratadine causing these side effects is very rare. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q.Does loratadine contain diphenhydramine or aspirin?
No, it does not contain diphenhydramine or aspirin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)