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AMBROLITE ST 100 MG/30 MG/2 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR AMBROLITE ST

Theophylline(100 mg),Ambroxol(30 mg),Salbutamol(2 mg)

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Ambrolite st 100 mg/30 mg/2 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Ambrolite st 100 mg/30 mg/2 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
Ambrolite st 100 mg/30 mg/2 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR AMBROLITE ST

Theophylline(100 mg)

Uses

Theophylline is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma

How it works

Theophylline works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal upset, Restlessness
Ambroxol(30 mg)

Uses

Ambroxol is used in the treatment of cough

How it works

Ambroxol thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Heartburn, Itching, Nausea, Rash
Salbutamol(2 mg)

Uses

Salbutamol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

How it works

The Salbutamol works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Cough, Respiratory tract inflammation, Throat irritation, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Respiratory tract infection

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Expert advice FOR AMBROLITE ST

  • Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
  • If you develop a fever/flu-like symptoms while taking this medication, tell your doctor promptly. The dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • Drinking or eating foods high in caffeine, like coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate, may increase the side effects caused by theophylline. Avoid large amounts of these substances while you are taking theophylline.
  • Do not take theophylline if you are allergic to theophylline, similar medicines (eg, aminophylline), or xanthines (eg, caffeine).
  • Consult your doctor before taking theophylline if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Consult your doctor  before taking theophylline if you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Frequently asked questions FOR AMBROLITE ST

Theophylline

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Is theophylline a phosphodiesterase inhibitor?
Yes, theophylline is a phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor. It mainly inhibits phosphodiesterase III and to a lesser extent phosphodiesterase IV enzymes. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways which opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

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Is theophylline available?
Theophylline is available for use in the treatment of diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it is a prescription drug and should be used as advised by your doctor.

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Is theophylline dangerous?
Theophylline is a relatively safe drug if used as advised by your doctor. It is not devoid of side effects, especially if an overdose has been taken. An overdose can cause stomach pains and make you feel sick. It can cause fast or irregular heartbeat, make you feel very restless or cause a fit. It should always be taken as advised by the doctor.

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Is theophylline a steroid?
No, theophylline is not a steroid. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilates the airway.

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Is theophylline an antibiotic?
Theophylline is not an antibiotic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilates the airway.

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Is theophylline a controlled drug?
Theophylline is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug and is available only when prescribed by your doctor.

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Is theophylline a diuretic?
No, theophylline is not a diuretic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilates the airway.

Q.

Is theophylline being discontinued?
Theophylline is not being discontinued. It is available in the market for the treatment of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma when prescribed by a doctor.

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Is theophylline a stimulant?
Theophylline has stimulant effects on the central nervous system (can cause nervousness, excitation, agitation, insomnia, tremors, and, seizures or fits) and on the heart muscle (tachycardia, palpitations, arrhythmia) in very high doses. Talk to your doctor if have these problems as it could be due to an overdose.

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Is theophylline still used?
Theophylline is still used and available for use in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma when prescribed by a doctor.

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Does theophylline raise blood pressure?
Theophylline is not known to increase the blood pressure. However, if you experience any changes in your blood pressure while taking theophylline, consult your doctor.

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Does theophylline cause tachycardia (increased heart rate)?
Tachycardia (increase in heart rate) is a side effect associated with the use of theophylline in high doses. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while using the drug.

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Does theophylline cause weight loss or weight gain?
Theophylline use is not associated with weight loss or weight gain. However, consult your doctor if you notice any changes in weight while taking the drug as it could be due to other underlying conditions.

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Does theophylline cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Theophylline use may cause insomnia. If you experience any sleep disturbances while using the drug, consult your doctor.

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Does theophylline cause constipation?
Theophylline is not known to cause constipation. However, its use has been associated with diarrhea. Consult your doctor if you experience any change in your bowel habits.

Q.

Does theophylline need to be tapered?
Theophylline dose need not be tapered. Therapy can be ended without tapering the drug. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose, timings, and duration of taking the medicine.

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Does theophylline have caffeine in it?
No, theophylline does not have caffeine in it. Both are different drugs belonging to the same class known as methylxanthines.

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Does theophylline cause hair loss?
Theophylline use is not associated with hair loss. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

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

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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

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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)

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

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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)

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

Salbutamol

Q.

Is salbutamol a steroid/ an antibiotic/ a cough syrup/ a betablocker/ contains steroid/ addictive/ a rescue inhaler?
Salbutamol (also available as Asthalin, Ventolin, Albuterol) is a beta receptor agonist used to prevent and treat wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a rescue inhaler for asthma. It is not a steroid or contains steroid or an antibiotic. It is not an addictive drug

Q.

Does salbutamol need prescription?
Yes. Salbutamol is available only by prescription

Q.

Is salbutamol safe/ safe for babies?
Salbutamol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Does salbutamol cause drowsiness/ increased heart rate/ increase blood pressure/ weight gain?
Salbutamol may cause light headedness, increased heart rate or increased blood pressure; however it is not known to cause drowsiness or weight gain. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)