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Alastin AM Tablet

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Product introduction

Alastin AM Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of cough. It relieves allergy symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, and congestion or stuffiness. It also thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Alastin AM 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 doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are stomach upset, headache, and allergic reactions. 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. This medicine can also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney and liver diseases. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Alastin AM Tablet

Benefits of Alastin AM Tablet

In Cough

Alastin AM Tablet gives relief from cough by loosening thick mucus and making it easier to cough it out. It also makes it easier for air to move in and out of your airways. This reduces the frequency of coughing and makes you feel better. Alastin AM Tablet also relieves allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or throat irritation. Along with medications, drink enough lukewarm water and gargle with warm salt water to ease the symptoms.

Side effects of Alastin AM 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 Alastin AM

  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Alastin AM 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. Alastin AM Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alastin AM Tablet works

Alastin AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Ambroxol and Loratadine, which relieves cough. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Loratidine is an antiallergic that treats runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Alastin AM Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alastin AM Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alastin AM Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alastin AM Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alastin AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alastin AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alastin AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alastin AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alastin AM Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alastin AM 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

  • This combination medicine helps relieve runny nose, sneezing and productive cough.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Alastin AM Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Alastin AM Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 14 days.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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I have reaction in skin observed last two days. and Dr. give me ALASTIN TABLET and other tablets. Before two yrs ago same thing happens at that time Laveta 5 mg given by other doctor which solved problem. But this time skin reaction still there. I want to know can I take laveta before slip and is it ok. Please advise me. Waiting for your answer
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Yes, take at night laveta
What is a dry and productive cough syrup for baby
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
In dry cough cough suppressants are used. In productive cough mucolytics are used.
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FAQs

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Alastin AM Tablet be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Alastin AM Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as 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.

Q. Can the use of Alastin AM Tablet cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Alastin AM Tablet may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affect you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Alastin AM Tablet?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Alastin AM Tablet. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Alastin AM Tablet.

Q. Can the use of Alastin AM Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Alastin AM Tablet can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

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References

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Leeford Healthcare Limited , Leo House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Dugri-Dhandra Road, Near Joseph School , Ludhiana-141116
Expires on or after: April, 2024

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