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Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR is a combination medicine used in the treatment of allergic symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, swelling and blocked nose.

It is advisable to take Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR at the same time each day. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment. You should never stop this medicine suddenly without talking to the doctor. Smoking may worsen the effect, therefore, use of tobacco should be avoided.

It may cause nausea and headache as its side effects. It may also cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Uses of Febrex LP Tablet SR

Febrex LP Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • 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.

Febrex LP Tablet SR related warnings

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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Febrex LP 5 mg/30 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Febrex LP cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Febrex LP 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 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?

No, you should not breastfeed while using Febrex LP. 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 with high blood pressure?

Febrex LP 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 cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Febrex LP 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?

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
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Indoco Remedies Limited, Indoco House, 166 CST Road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098, INDIA
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