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Supprex AB Capsule


Overview

Introduction of Supprex AB Capsule

Supprex AB Capsule is used to treat and prevent symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which flow of air to the lung is blocked). It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.

It is taken by mouth with food. But, its advisable to take it at the same time each day. In case you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor. Before taking this medicine inform doctor if you are suffering from any kidney, liver or heart disease. Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood potassium levels. Inform your doctor if you notice muscle twitching or weakness, or an irregular heartbeat.

It may cause nausea and headache as its side effects.

Supprex AB Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal upset
  • Restlessness

How to use Supprex AB Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Supprex AB Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Supprex AB Capsule works

Supprex AB Capsule is a mucolytic and bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and also thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to breathe.

Supprex AB Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Supprex AB Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Supprex AB Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Supprex AB Capsule during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Supprex AB Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Supprex AB Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Supprex AB Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Supprex AB Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Supprex AB Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Supprex AB Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Supprex AB Capsule, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Supprex AB Capsule for prevention and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • It should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
  • Your doctor may take regular blood test to monitor potassium level and the level of this medicine in your body.
  • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney, liver or heart disease, or if you have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Supprex AB

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I have chronic bronchitis and have stomach problem from 4 month I have take ab phyliine SR 200 for lungs and rabeprazole sodiuum (20 mg) and levosulpride( 75 mg ) for stomach as toxic are out with cough and I have nothing eat as I eat comes out. And vomiting. When I taken above drug no problem and when stopped the problem .will the disease is life long as blood pressure and eat medicine daily for whole life or problem may solve. Thanks
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
You need evaluation for the nature and severity of bronchitis. Please readhttp://www.arohealth.com/bronchial-asthma/
I suffered from mild asthma and suggested to take montek AB for three months. I felt better after that. Now again after 6 months I am coughing a lot. Please suggest me a solution. Thanks.I wanted to know to which kind of doctors I can consult.
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Consult a chest physician.
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FAQs

Q. Does birth control pills have any effect on Supprex AB?

If you are taking birth control pills, dose of Supprex AB need to be reduced as birth control pills may interfere with clearance of Supprex AB, increasing its levels and chances of side effects.

Q. How should Supprex AB be taken?

Supprex AB should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. To avoid an upset stomach it should be taken with food.

Q. Is it okay to take furosemide along with Supprex AB?

One should take proper caution if you are taking furosemide along with Supprex AB. This is because the combined use of these medicines may decrease the levels of potassium. Hence, regular monitoring of potassium levels is required.

Q. When should Supprex AB be avoided?

Supprex AB should be avoided in patients who are allergic to ambroxol, Supprex AB, or theophylline. Along with that, patients suffering from low blood pressure, irregular heart beats or rhythm or history of heart attack, liver disease or kidney disorder should avoid taking Supprex AB.

Q. Is Supprex AB the same as theophylline?

Supprex AB comprises of theophylline-7 acetate and ambroxol which makes it effective in making the mucus more fluid and clearing the airways easily, thereby making breathing easier. This effect of Supprex AB works as an added advantage over theophylline. Moreover, it also reduces the need for other medicine used to treat asthma, like salbutamol.

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