Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Fever, Allergic rhinitis symptoms, Headache
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Uses of Nimesulide

Nimesulide is used in the treatment of fever, headache, dental pain, post operative pain, pain during menstruation, arthralgia, muscle pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.
It should not be used in children below 12 years of age.
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Side effects of Nimesulide

Common

Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion.

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How to use Nimesulide

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.

How Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet works

Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
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Uses of Levocetirizine

Levocetirizine is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis symptoms and allergic skin conditions.
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Side effects of Levocetirizine

Common

Sleepiness.

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How to use Levocetirizine

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.

How Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet works

Levocetirizine is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

In Depth Information on Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Nimesulide

  • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long period of time.
  • Nimesulide can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Expert advice for Levocetirizine

  • Use levocetirizine with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • It is best to take the drug at bedtime as it can make you drowzy.
  • Do not take levocetirizine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to levocetirizine.
  • Take special care with levocetirizine and follow the advice of your doctor: if you suffer from epilepsy or are in any risk of having fits. if you suffer from kidney failure, because you may require a lower dosage.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking drugs like antidepressants; medications for anxiety, mental illness, or seizures; ritonavir; sedatives; sleeping pills; theophylline; and tranquilizers, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • Levocetrizine can cause drowsiness. Avoid engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as driving or operating machinery when taking.
  • Do not take alcohol with cetirizine, as it may worsen the side effects.
Warnings
Special precautions for Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Combipunch 100 mg/
5 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleep
y, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
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Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in p
atients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Combipunch 100 mg/5 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Nimesulide

Q. Is Nimesulide an antibiotic?
Nimesulide is not an antibiotic, it belongs to the class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug) which helps in relieving pain associated with various disease conditions.
Q. Can I take Nimesulide with paracetamol?
Nimesulide and paracetamol belong to the same class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drugs). Taking the two medicines together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding. However, please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.
Q. Does Nimesulide contain aspirin?
Nimesulide is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs; pain-relieving drug). It does not contain aspirin.
Q. Is Nimesulide safe?
Nimesulide is safe to use if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Nimesulide for headache?
Nimesulide can be taken for a headache only when advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Nimesulide make you drowsy (feeling sleepy)?
Nimesulide does not make you feel drowsy at prescribed doses. However, an overdose of Nimesulide can make you drowsy (feeling sleepy).
Q. Does Nimesulide contain sulphur?
No, Nimesulide does not contain sulphur.
Q. What does Nimesulide treat or used for?
Nimesulide is used to treat acute pain, painful osteoarthritis (degeneration of joints) and primary dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) in adolescents and adults above 12 years old.
Q. Can I take Nimesulide with ibuprofen?
Nimesulide can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, taking the two medicines together is not advisable as it may increase the potential for gastric ulceration and bleeding. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.<br>
Q. Can I take Nimesulide with aspirin?
Nimesulide can be taken with aspirin. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Nimesulide safe?
Yes, Nimesulide is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Nimesulide banned?
No, Nimesulide is not banned in India.
Q. Is Nimesulide safe during breastfeeding?
It is not known if Nimesulide is secreted in milk. So, any medicines containing Nimesulide are not to be used during breastfeeding.
Q. Is Nimesulide safe in pregnancy?
No, Nimesulide is not safe to be used in pregnancy especially in the last three months. There have been reports of kidney failure in newborn babies if the mother was taking Nimesulide in the late stage of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.
Q. Is Nimesulide safe in asthma?
Nimesulide is reported to be safe in patients with asthma if taken as advised by your doctor. However, always share your disease history with the doctor in case you have asthma and you are advised to take other medicines.
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Frequently asked questions for Levocetirizine

Q. What is levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is an antihistamine (H1-receptor blocker) and is used in the treatment of conditions like allergic rhinitis and urticaria.
Q. Is levocetirizine an over the counter (OTC) product?
Levocetirizine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It's a prescription medicine.
Q. Is levocetirizine gluten free?
Levocetirizine is gluten free. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use to know about the constituents.
Q. Is levocetirizine a narcotic substance?
Levocetirizine is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is levocetirizine a steroid?
Levocetirizine is not a steroid. It belongs to the group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. When to take levocetirizine?
The absorption of levocetirizine is not affected by food and hence can be taken with or without food. It should preferably be taken in the evening.
Q. Is levocetirizine a decongestant?
Levocetirizine is not a decongestant. It is an antihistamine used to relieve a runny nose, sneezing and redness, itching, and tearing of the eyes caused by allergic rhinitis and urticaria.
Q. Can levocetirizine be taken during pregnancy?
There are not many studies or data available on the effect of levocetirizine in pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown to cause any fetal (unborn child) damage. It should be used only when considered necessary by your doctor.
Q. What is levocetirizine used for?
Levocetirizine is an antihistamine drug. It is used for the treatment of conditions like allergic rhinitis and urticaria.
Q. Why should levocetirizine be taken at night?
Levocetirizine can be taken any time of the day. It is preferred to be taken at night as it can cause sleepiness and tiredness and you may have to be cautious while doing your day to day activities like driving or operating a machine. Follow your doctor's advice on the use of levocetrizine.
Q. What are the side effects of levocetirizine-montelukast combination?
The common side effects of levocetirizine are a headache, sleepiness, dry mouth, and fatigue. The common side effects of montelukast are a headache, upper respiratory infections, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Q. What are the side effects of levocetirizine during pregnancy?
There are not many studies or data available on the effect of levocetirizine in pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown to cause any fetal (unborn child) damage. It should be used only when considered necessary by your doctor.
Q. Does levocetirizine cause weight gain?
Levocetirizine has rarely seen to be associated with weight gain. If you experience any undue weight gain while using levocetrizine, talk to your doctor.
Q. What are the side effects of stopping levocetirizine?
Stopping levocetirizine therapy is generally not associated with any withdrawal effect. However, there are reports that some patients may experience itching if stopped at once. Consult your doctor if you experience any effect after stopping the drug.
Q. What are the long-term side effects of levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is well-tolerated when taken for long-term. However, the drug is not devoid of side effects and can cause upper respiratory infections, transient abdominal pain, and headaches. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects while using the drug.
Q. Can I take levocetirizine with montelukast?
Levocetirizine and montelukast are not known to have any interactions and can be safely taken together. A fixed-dose combination of levocetirizine and montelukast is available in the market. Both are indicated for allergic respiratory illnesses.
Q. What is the dose of levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is available in different doses and the dose depends on the age of the patient and the condition for which it is prescribed. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose of the drug.
Q. What is the price of levocetirizine?
The price of levocetirizine would vary according to the brand and it is mentioned on the pack of the medicine.
Q. Can I take levocetirizine for a cold?
Levocetirizine can be taken for relief of signs and symptoms of common cold. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of the same.
Q. What is the difference between levocetirizine and cetirizine?
Levocetirizine is the (R) enantiomer of cetirizine. It is a highly selective blocker of histamine (H1) receptors. It is a more potent drug when compared on a dose basis to cetirizine. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. What is the difference between levocetirizine and fexofenadine?
Both levocetirizine and fexofenadine are highly selective H1 antihistamines. Fexofenadine is less sedative, less potent when compared on a dose basis, and longer acting when compared to levocetirizine. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. What is the difference between levocetirizine and desloratadine?
Desloratadine has higher H1 selectivity, longer action, and less sedative effect when compared to levocetirizine. They both are equipotent on an equivalent milligram basis. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Can I take levocetirizine with ambroxol syrup?
Levocetirizine can be taken with ambroxol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take levocetirizine with pseudoephedrine?
Levocetirizine can be taken with pseudoephedrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take levocetirizine with alcohol?
Alcohol can increase the sedative effect (sleepiness) of levocetirizine when taken together. It is desirable to avoid alcohol intake while on the drug. Also, you need to be careful while taking this drug if you are driving or operating some machine.
Q. Can I take levocetirizine with paracetamol?
Levocetirizine can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take levocetirizine with phenylephrine?
Levocetirizine can be taken with phenylephrine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does levocetirizine withdrawal cause itching?
Stopping levocetirizine therapy is generally not associated with any withdrawal effect. However, there are reports that some patients may experience itching if stopped at once. Consult your doctor if you experience any effect after stopping the drug.
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