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Overview

Introduction

Cembol Tablet is prescribed to treat various types of respiratory infections. It treats the infection by acting against the microorganisms. It also dilutes the thick mucus (phlegm) for easy cough out. It also prevents diarrhea which may occur as side effect of this medicine.

Cembol Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Cembol Tablet

Side effects of Cembol Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence
  • Allergic reaction

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

How Cembol Tablet works

Cembol Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Cefixime, Ambroxol and Lactobacillus. Cefixime is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Lactobacillus is a live microorganism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cembol Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cembol 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cembol Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Cembol Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cembol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cembol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cembol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cembol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

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Nose in close Cold chest flue a
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Can't prescribe without proper clinical examination. It can be upper respiratory tract infection or lower respiratory tract infection
Cough problem and body pain also headache
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
It can be viral infection or respiratory tract infection. Consult a ENT specialist
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Cembol as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Cembol when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cembol and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Cembol?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
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References
  1. Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. Ambroxol; 2011. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Cefixime. Guildford, Surrey: SANOFI; 2009 [revised 28 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. Ambroxol; 2011. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Lactobacillus acidophilus. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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