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Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet is a combination medicine that is prescribed to treat various types of respiratory infections. It treats the infection and prevents further infections by acting against the microorganisms. It also dilutes the thick mucus (phlegm) for easy cough out.

Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better.

The common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Novamox AX Tablet

  • Respiratory tract infection

Benefits of Novamox AX Tablet

In Respiratory tract infection

Respiratory tract infections are those infections that can affect the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs. Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet contains two different medicines, Amoxycillin and Ambroxol, that work together to kill the bacteria that cause respiratory tract infections. Amoxycillin works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Ambroxol helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. This makes it easier for air to move in and out. It also enhances the activity of Amoxycillin against bacteria.
It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Novamox AX 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 Novamox AX

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Novamox AX 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. Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Novamox AX Tablet works

Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amoxycillin and Ambroxol which treat respiratory tract infections associated with excessive mucus (phlegm). Amoxycillin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Addition of Ambroxol enhances the antibacterial effect of Amoxycillin.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Novamox AX 500 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 Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet can have side effects and the symptoms (such as allergic reactions, dizziness and convulsions) may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet
₹7.32/Tablet
Moxy Mucolite 500 mg/60 mg Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Take your medication timely to maintain steady levels in your body.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea might occur as a side effect of a medicine. Drink plenty of fluids or inform your doctor if it bothers you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking medication as it may cause increased side effects
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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Patient Concerns

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Nose in close Cold chest flue a
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Can't prescribe without proper clinical examination. It can be upper respiratory tract infection or lower respiratory tract infection
Mouth ulcer problem : from previous 20 days, tried CANDID,NOVAMOX 500 but no result What should i do?
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Add cap cobadex czs once a day for 7 days
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can the use of Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet cause allergic reaction?

Although it is rare but yes, Novamox AX 500 mg/60 mg Tablet can cause allergic reaction and is harmful in patients with known allergy to penicillins. Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty in breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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References

  1. Peralta J, Poderoso J, Corazza C, et al. Ambroxol plus amoxicillin in the treatment of exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1987;37(8):969-71. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Amoxicillin. Bristol, Tennessee: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Tennessee LLC; 1974 [revised Sep. 2015]. [Accessed 01 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. Ambroxol. [Updated 29 June 2011]. [Accessed 01 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Amoxycillin. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; Oct. 2006. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Drugs.com. Ambroxol. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India

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