Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of cough. It relieves allergic symptoms such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, and congestion or stiffness. It also thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet 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 doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are stomach upset, dryness in mouth, headache, fatigue, and allergic reaction. 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. This medicine 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 make dizziness worse.

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 kidney and liver diseases. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Hista AM Tablet

Benefits of Hista AM Tablet

In Cough

Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet gives relief from cough by loosening thick mucus and making it easier to cough it out. It also makes it easier for air to move in and out of your airways. This reduces the frequency of coughing and makes you feel better. Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet also relieves allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or throat irritation. Along with medications, drink enough lukewarm water and gargle with warm salt water to ease the symptoms.

Side effects of Hista AM Tablet

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 Hista AM

  • Upset stomach
  • 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.

Safety Advice

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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet during breastfeeding 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.

What if you forget to take Hista AM Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Hista AM 5 mg/60 mg Tablet, 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

  • 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.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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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
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Do steam inhalation. No need to take any med if there is no fever or the cough is not productive
What is a dry and productive cough syrup for baby
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
In dry cough cough suppressants are used. In productive cough mucolytics are used.
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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
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: July, 2021

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