Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR

Prescription Required
Storage
Store below 30°C

Introduction

Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR is a combination medicine used in the treatment of allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are headache, dryness in mouth, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, and tiredness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It can also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Febrex LP Tablet SR

  • Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Benefits of Febrex LP Tablet SR

In Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR is used to treat an itchy, stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, or other symptoms caused by seasonal hay fever (allergic rhinitis). It works by reducing certain substances in the body called histamines that are responsible for the allergic symptoms. It also reduces swelling inside the nose and thus decreases symptoms such as stuffy nose. This helps in easy breathing and makes you feel better.

Side effects of Febrex LP Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Febrex LP

  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Restlessness

How to use Febrex LP Tablet SR

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. Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Febrex LP Tablet SR works

Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR is a combination of two medicines: Levocetirizine and Phenylephrine, which relieves sneezing and runny nose caused due to allergies. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Febrex LP Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes etc.
  • Stop taking Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • If you drink alcohol while you are taking Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR, be aware of its effects on you and do not drink more than moderate amounts.
  • Keep sipping water or try chewing sugar-free gum to get relief from dryness in the mouth.

Fact Box

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Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to fall asleep during your daily activities. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while taking this medicine.

Q. Would a higher than the recommended dose of Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR?

No, you should not breastfeed while using Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR. This medicine can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding a baby if the doctor prescribes this medicine.

Q. Can I take Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR with high blood pressure?

Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR can raise blood pressure or stimulate fast heart rate. Anyone with heart conditions or high blood pressure, before taking this medicine, should consult their doctor to see if they can safely take such medicines.

Q. Can the use of Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. FDA approved prescribing information. Levocitrizine; 1995 [revised May 2007]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Phenylephrine hydrochloride. Maidenhead, Berks: McNeil Products Ltd.; 2004 [revised 20 Mar. 2014]. [Accessed 24 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Levocitrizine. Slough, Berkshire: UCB Pharma Limited; 2007 [revised 27 Mar. 2019]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Phenylephrine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Indoco Remedies Limited, Indoco House, 166 CST Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098, INDIA
Country of origin: India

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