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Overview

Introduction

Expand Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of cough with mucus. It thins and loosens mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.

Expand Tablet may be taken with food. Take it in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. But, never take a double dose to make up for the missed one. Before you start taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have suffered or are currently suffering from liver or kidney problems.

This medication may cause side effects like stomach upset, headache, tremor, palpitations, muscle cramp, increased heart rate, nausea, rash, and vomiting. Consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen or are accompanied by high fever or persistent headache. It may also cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. It may also cause dizziness as a side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine as it may worsen your side effects. Your doctor may advise you to monitor your blood glucose regularly if you are diabetic.

Uses of Expand Tablet

Expand Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Stomach upset
  • Allergic reaction
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Tremor
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle cramp
  • Increased heart rate

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

How Expand Tablet works

Expand Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Ambroxol, Guaifenesin and Salbutamol/Albuterol, which relieves cough with mucus. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways. Salbutamol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Expand Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Expand Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Expand 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Expand Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Expand Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Expand Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, increased or uneven heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle pain. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Expand Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Expand Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Expand Tablet in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Expand Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Expand Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Expand Tablet in these patients.

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Expert Advice

  • Expand Tablet relieves cough accompanied with mucus that is associated with broncho-pulmonary disorders such as bronchitis, bronchial asthma and emphysema.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of thyroid or heart disease.
  • Stop taking Expand Tablet and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

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