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VEPAN AX 30 MG/500 MG TABLET

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Composition for VEPAN AX

Ambroxol(30 mg),Cefadroxil(500 mg)

food interaction for VEPAN AX

alcohol interaction for VEPAN AX

pregnancy interaction for VEPAN AX

lactation interaction for VEPAN AX

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Vepan ax 30 mg/500 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Vepan ax 30 mg/500 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for VEPAN AX

Ambroxol(30 mg)

Uses

Ambroxol is used in the treatment of cough.

How it works

Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It works by liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It helps in the production of a chemical called surfactant. Surfactant doesn't let the mucus to get stuck to the walls of airways and is easily coughed out.

Common side effects

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Heartburn, Itching, Nausea, Rash
Cefadroxil(500 mg)

Uses

Cefadroxil is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Cefadroxil is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Bruise, Bleeding, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Skin rash, Skin reaction, Sore throat, Stomach upset, Urticaria, Itching, Vaginal infection, Wheezing, Bloating, Vomiting

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Expert advice for VEPAN AX

  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you have a history of severe allergic reactions of skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Lyell syndrome).
  • Do not continue taking ambroxol and contact your doctor immediately, if you notice any damage to skin or mucosa (moist tissue that lines the inner side of nose, mouth, lungs, and the urinary and digestive tracts). 
  • Avoid taking drugs that suppress cough (antitussives) if you are taking ambroxol.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you are breast-feeding.
  • Do consult your doctor before taking ambroxol if you have.
  • Severe liver or kidney problems. You may need dose reduction or extension of dosing interval.
  • A disease called Ciliary dyskinesia in which the hair like structures along the airways called cilia are faulty and do not help in clearing the mucus.

Frequently asked questions for VEPAN AX

Ambroxol

Q.Is ambroxol an antibiotic/steroid?
No. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or mucolytic (liquefy and loosen mucus). It has no know effect against infections. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids

Q.Is ambroxol good for dry cough?
No. Ambroxol is more effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q.Is ambroxol a prescription drug?
Cough syrups containing ambroxol and other active drugs commonly used for cough and cold may be available as over the counter (OTC) without prescription

Q.Is ambroxol/mucolite safe for infants?
Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. Ambroxol may be used in children below 2 years of age only when prescribed by a doctor. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your child’s or infant’s doctor

Q.Is ambrodil a cough syrup?
Ambrodil is a trade name for active drug ambroxol. It is available as cough syrup and is effective in the treatment of productive cough associated with thickened mucus and poor mucus clearance

Q.Ambroxol/ambrodil syrup/ambrolite syrup/mucolite/mucolite drops used for?
Ambrodil, ambrolite, mucolite are trade names for active drug ambroxol and are available as drops or syrup. Ambroxol belongs to a class of drugs called expectorants or mucolytics and is effective in liquefying and loosening thick mucus that can be coughed out easily. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)

Q.What is ambrodil S?
Ambrodil S is a trade name for a combination of active drugs ambroxol and salbutamol and guaifenesin

Q.What are mucolite tablets/drops and Is mucolite syrup for cough?
Yes. Mucolite is a trade name for active drug ambroxol and is available as cough syrup/ tablets and drops. It is effective in treatment of productive cough associated with diseases of the respiratory tract such as long-term inflammation of air passages (chronic bronchitis), inflammation of air passages associated with asthma (asthmatic bronchitis), bronchial asthma, recurrent inflammation or infection of the airways (Bronchiectasis), infection of lungs (pneumonia), infections of middle ear (otitis media), inflammation of air cavities (sinuses) around nose (sinusitis), sore throat (nasopharyngitis)

Q.Does Ambroxol make you sleepy/ you high?
Ambroxol is not known to make you sleepy or high.

Cefadroxil

Q.Does cefadroxil, or Odoxil contain sulfa or a form of penicillin drug?
No, they do not contain sulfa or not a penicillin drug. They are cephalosporin antibiotics

Q.Can I take cefadroxil for strep throat; bronchitis, sinus infection, tooth infection, yeast infection, or acne?
Yes, you can take cefadroxil in strep throat; bronchitis, sinus infection, tooth infection, or acne but you cannot take it for yeast infection. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug

Q.Can I take cefadroxil with Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), ibuprofen, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Cefuroxime is not reported to interact with Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), ibuprofen, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use

Q.Does cefadroxil cause constipation or yeast infections?
Cefadroxil may cause yeast infections, but it is not known to cause constipation

Q.Is cefadroxil safe?
Cefadroxil is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does cefadroxil need to be refrigerated?
Cefadroxil needs to be stored at 20° to 25°C.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)