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Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used to treat cough. It thins and loosens mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out and relieves allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose.

It's better to take Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet in a dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case, you have missed any dose than its better to take another one as soon as you remember. This medication may cause side effects like stomach upset and vomiting. it may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Uses of Hista AM Tablet

Hista AM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Stomach upset
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Hista AM 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. Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Hista AM Tablet works

Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Levocetirizine and ambroxol which relieve cough. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic that treats runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Hista AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg 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 Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • This combination medicine helps relieve runny nose, sneezing and productive cough.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 14 days.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Hista AM

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i have7 weeks pregnancy i am feeling cough and cold from last 15 days doctor advise me to take HISTA 3G medicine , shall i take it or not
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Do steam inhalation. No need to take any med if there is no fever or the cough is not productive
i have sore throat and cough and cold.blocked nose.and a little body ache.i need to cure myself as quickly as possible.please cure me soon
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Take dolo 650 mg three times a day for two days, tab alaspan am once a day for five days
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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. European Medicne Agency. Revised assessment report: Ambroxol and bromhexine containing medicinal products. 2015. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Ambroxol. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Levocitrizine. Slough, Berkshire: UCB Pharma Limited; 2007 [revised 27 Mar. 2019]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Rajapur, Sector 9, Rohini, Delhi, 110085
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