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Cetirizine + Ambroxol

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Cetirizine + Ambroxol Uses

Cetirizine+Ambroxol is used in the treatment of cough.

How Cetirizine + Ambroxol works

Cetirizine + Ambroxol is a combination of two medicines: Cetirizine and Ambroxol, which relieves cough. Cetirizine is an antiallergic that treats runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects of Cetirizine + Ambroxol

Upset stomach, Dryness in mouth, Fatigue, Dizziness, Sedation, Allergic reaction
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Expert advice for Cetirizine + Ambroxol

  • This combination medicine helps relieve runny nose, sneezing and productive cough.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Cetirizine + Ambroxol can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Cetirizine + Ambroxol at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough persists for more than 14 days.

Frequently asked questions for Cetirizine + Ambroxol

Cetirizine + Ambroxol

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Cetirizine+Ambroxol?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Cetirizine+Ambroxol. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness/sleepiness caused by Cetirizine+Ambroxol.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Cetirizine+Ambroxol?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Cetirizine+Ambroxol. This medicine contains Cetirizine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Cetirizine+Ambroxol cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Cetirizine+Ambroxol may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Do not drive car, operate machinery, work at heights or participate in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. Will Cetirizine+Ambroxol be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

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

Q. Can the use of Cetirizine+Ambroxol cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Cetirizine+Ambroxol can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.

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