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L-Hist Total Tablet


Introduction

L-Hist Total 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.

L-Hist Total 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 L-Hist Total Tablet

Benefits of L-Hist Total Tablet

In Common cold symptoms

L-Hist Total Tablet is a combination medicine that effectively relieves symptoms of common cold such as blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. It helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. This makes it easier for air to move in and out. It shrinks the blood vessels and provides rapid relief that lasts for several hours.

This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor. Taking this medicine enables you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms.

Side effects of L-Hist Total 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 L-Hist Total

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Allergic reaction
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

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

How L-Hist Total Tablet works

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

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is L-Hist Total Tablet?

L-Hist Total Tablet is the combination of Ambroxol, Levocetirizine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Phenylephrine and is used in the treatment of common cold.

Q. Can the use of L-Hist Total Tablet cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of L-Hist Total Tablet 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 L-Hist Total Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of L-Hist Total Tablet 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 L-Hist Total Tablet?

The use of L-Hist Total Tablet 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 L-Hist Total Tablet?

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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