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Ovanac-Plus Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Ovanac-Plus Tablet is a prescription medicine used for reducing mucous secretion in various lung diseases like bronchitis, asthma and emphysema. It is also used to treat poisoning caused by paracetamol medicine overdose.

Ovanac-Plus Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Dissolve the tablet in a glass of water and drink it immediately. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. In case, you have missed any doses than it is better to take the next dose as soon as you remember it. However, you should never take a double dose.

The most common side effects of this medicine include fever, nausea, vomiting, and rash.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, it is advised to drink plenty of fluids while on treatment with this medicine.

Before taking this medicine let your doctor know if you suffer from asthma, as close monitoring is required while taking this medicine. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Side effects of Ovanac Plus Tablet

Common
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort

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

How Ovanac Plus Tablet works

Ovanac-Plus Tablet is a mucolytic medication. It works by thinning the mucus (phlegm) making it easier to cough out. Thus, it clears the air passages and makes breathing easier. It also has antioxidant action.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Ovanac-Plus Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ovanac-Plus Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ovanac-Plus Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Ovanac-Plus Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ovanac-Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ovanac-Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ovanac-Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ovanac-Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ovanac Plus Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ovanac-Plus Tablet, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Ovanac-Plus Tablet for the treatment of various respiratory conditions associated with excessive mucus production.
  • It has a smelly odor. This is normal and does not indicate that the medicine has changed.
  • Dissolve the effervescent tablet in half a glass of water. Drink the solution immediately.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.

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FAQs

Q. How is Ovanac Plus administered?

Ovanac Plus is given as a tablet form and can be taken with or without food. The tablets are to be taken twice daily in the morning and evening. The exact dosage and frequency of dose will be decided by the doctor on the basis of age and weight of the patient.

Q. Can I take Ovanac Plus if I have liver problems?

It has been found that in some cases Ovanac Plus can cause liver damage in prone patients and can lead to increased liver enzymes. Hence, it should be used with caution in patients with liver disease or who are prone to have liver disease/ history of liver disease. Before starting the medication inform your doctor if you have had a history of liver disease.

Q. Is Ovanac Plus safe in pregnancy?

No, Ovanac Plus is not safe during pregnancy. There is evidence to show that it can cause major birth defects in the newborn baby and can harm the baby in womb. It is not advised to take Ovanac Plus if you are planning to become pregnant. You should use reliable contraception methods while you take Ovanac Plus. Consult your doctor before starting this medication or planning pregnancy.

Q. Are there chances of anemia with Ovanac Plus?

Yes, there are chances that Ovanac Plus may cause anemia. It has been observed that Ovanac Plus can cause a dose-related decrease in hemoglobin in the blood which could lead to anemia. Regular hemoglobin check is advised while taking Ovanac Plus and consult your prescribing doctor for his advice. If the patients develop anemia then in some cases blood transfusion is done to correct it.

Q. Is Ovanac Plus safe for pregnant women?

Ovanac Plus can be given to a pregnant woman if the benefit of this medicine is more than the risk involved. Evidence shows it can be used in pregnant females without any gross risk to the fetus in the womb. Consult your doctor before starting the medication.

Q. How long can you take Ovanac Plus for?

The duration of treatment with Ovanac Plus will be decided by the doctor. It will depend on the type of disease for which it has been prescribed. For respiratory conditions, it can be taken for 5 days and can be further extended to 2 weeks depending upon the condition of the patient.

Q. Can Ovanac Plus be given to children below 2 years of age?

Medicines like Ovanac Plus are not recommended to be used in children under 2 years of age. This is because the medicine works by dissolving the mucus which can cause a block in the breathing airway, and children below 2 years of age may not be able to clear it or cough it out properly. Still, in certain conditions it can be prescribed by your doctor, hence, follow the instructions as provided. Consult the doctor for any query.

Q. Can I take cough syrups while taking Ovanac Plus?

No, you should not start taking cough syrups without consulting your doctor. The cough syrups which suppresses the cough should be avoided with this medication as it would interfere with the action of the medicine. Consult your doctor who will suggest an effective cough syrup which can increase the expectoration or sputum.
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