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Somavent AF Tablet

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Introduction

Somavent AF Tablet is used to treat cough. It thins, decreases the stickiness and loosens mucus in the nose and windpipe, making it easier to cough out. It also relaxes muscles of the air passages, thus making it easier to breathe.

Somavent AF Tablet better to take it in a dose and duration advised by the doctor. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. But, never take a double dose to make up for the missed one. Before taking it, inform the doctor if you have suffered or are currently suffering from any stomach, lung, liver, or kidney disease.

It can cause side effects like rash, diarrhea, nausea, irritation in-ear, and headache. But, you should consult a doctor if your symptoms worsen or are accompanied by a high fever or persistent headache. You may also experience dizziness after taking it, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. You should avoid smoking and alcohol uptake while you're under treatment.

Uses of Somavent AF Tablet

Benefits of Somavent AF Tablet

In Cough with mucus

Somavent AF Tablet helps to loosen thick mucus, making it easier to cough out. This makes it easier for air to move in and out. It will also relieve allergy symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose or throat irritation and help you carry out your daily activities more easily.

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 Somavent AF 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 Somavent AF

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Skin rash
  • Hives
  • Trembling
  • Increased heart rate

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

How Somavent AF Tablet works

Somavent AF Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Terbutaline, Bromhexine and Guaifenesin which relieve cough with mucus. Terbutaline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm) and helps in its removal from the airways.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Somavent AF Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Somavent AF 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Somavent AF Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Somavent AF Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Somavent AF Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Somavent AF Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Somavent AF Tablet in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Somavent AF Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Somavent AF Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Somavent AF Tablet in these patients.

What if you forget to take Somavent AF Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Somavent AF 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.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Somavent AF Tablet relieves cough accompanied with mucus that is associated with broncho-pulmonary disorders such as bronchitis, bronchial asthma and emphysema.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose regularly while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of thyroid or heart disease.
  • Stop taking Somavent AF Tablet and inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient concerns

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Cogestion in chest with cough with mucus
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult Pediatrician (child Dr). Pediatrician will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. Dr. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause Dr. will prescribe you treatment.
Cough regularly with lots of mucus
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take sitopaladi churan half spoon twice with honey, trikatu tablet 2 tablet twice
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References

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