Q. Does birth control pills have any effect on AB Phylline Capsule?
If you are taking birth control pills, dose of AB Phylline Capsule need to be reduced as birth control pills may interfere with clearance of AB Phylline Capsule, increasing its levels and chances of side effects.
Q. How should AB Phylline Capsule be taken?
AB Phylline Capsule 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 AB Phylline Capsule?
One should take proper caution if you are taking furosemide along with AB Phylline Capsule. 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 AB Phylline Capsule be avoided?
AB Phylline Capsule should be avoided in patients who are allergic to ambroxol, AB Phylline Capsule, 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 AB Phylline Capsule.
Q. Is AB Phylline Capsule the same as theophylline?
AB Phylline Capsule 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 AB Phylline Capsule works as an added advantage over theophylline. Moreover, it also reduces the need for other medicine used to treat asthma, like salbutamol.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.