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Overview

Introduction

Xputum Tablet is used in the treatment of cough. It thins mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.

Xputum Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, upset stomach, headache, rash, palpitations, tremor, and increased heart rate. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine can also cause sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make sleepiness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Xputum Tablet

Side effects of Xputum Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • Urticaria
  • Palpitations
  • Tremor
  • Increased heart rate

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

How Xputum Tablet works

Xputum Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Ambroxol, Guaifenesin and Terbutaline, which relieves cough with mucus. Ambroxol 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. Terbutaline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Xputum Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xputum 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 Xputum Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Xputum Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Xputum Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Xputum Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Xputum Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Xputum Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Xputum Tablet in these patients.

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Quick Tips

  • Xputum 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 Xputum 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.

Patient Concerns

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Cough regularly with lots of mucus
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take sitopaladi churan half spoon twice with honey, trikatu tablet 2 tablet twice
Cogestion in chest with cough with mucus
Dr. Gopal 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.
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FAQs

Q. Can Xputum be used in a dry cough?

No, Xputum is used in wet cough i.e. a cough with mucus production.

Q. Are there any contraindications associated with the use of Xputum?

It is not recommended to use Xputum in patients who are allergic to any of its component. It should also be avoided in patients having heart disease and peptic ulcer.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Xputum be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects. If the recommended dosage does not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Xputum?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
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Stedman Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., 3-A, Adyar Bridge Road, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, Tamilnadu INDIA
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