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Overview

Introduction

Histacare Tablet is a combination medicine used to treat common cold symptoms. It thins mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out. It also provides relief from seasonal allergic conditions such as runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and congestion or stuffiness.

Histacare 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 nausea, vomiting, dryness in mouth, stomach upset, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, and insomnia. 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 make dizziness worse.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any liver 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 Histacare Tablet

Side effects of Histacare Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Allergic reaction
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

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

How Histacare Tablet works

Histacare Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Ambroxol, Levocetirizine, Paracetamol and Phenylephrine, which relieves common cold symptoms. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Histacare Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Histacare 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 Histacare Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Histacare Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Histacare Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Histacare Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Histacare Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Histacare Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Histacare Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

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Have throat pain like symptoms of cold
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Ayurveda
Take tulsi ginger tea, tulasi tablet and avoid cold drinks
common cold,snizning and headache which tab can take to common cold?
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Take tab LCZ PLUS and consult an ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
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FAQs

Q. What is Histacare?

Histacare is the combination of Ambroxol, Levocetirizine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Phenylephrine and is used in the treatment of common cold.

Q. Can the use of Histacare cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Histacare can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Histacare cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Histacare can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Histacare?

The use of Histacare is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine and in patients with gastric ulcers, liver or kidney problems.

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Histacare?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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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