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. Avecold-L Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avecold-L Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Ambroxol, levocetirizine, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieve common cold symptoms. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.
Taking Ambroxol+Levocetirizine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Avecold-L 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.
No information is available on the use of Avecold-L Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Avecold-L Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Avecold-L Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Avecold-L Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Avecold-L Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Avecold-L Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Avecold-L Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
The Avecold-l is the combination of Ambroxol+Levocetirizine+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine and is used in the treatment of common cold.
Q. Can the use of Avecold-l cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Avecold-l can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Avecold-l cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Avecold-l can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Avecold-l?
The use of Avecold-l is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine and in patients with gastric ulcers, liver or kidney problems.
Q. Does Avecold-l expire?
Yes, Avecold-l does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Avecold-l after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Jun 2018.