Acebrofact LM

Acebrofact LM

Zydus Cadila
Uses of Acebrofact LM:
Allergy symptoms, Asthma prevention, Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies, Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Composition of Acebrofact LM:
Levocetirizine 5mg + Montelukast 10mg + Acebrophylline 200mg
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Product Details

SKU: PC-1363
Product Description: Acebrofact LM is manufactured by Zydus Cadila
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Condition: New
Sold by: Pulse Pharmacy India Pvt. Ltd.

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Uses

Levocetirizine is generally used in treatment of the treatment of allergy symptoms.
Montelukast is generally used in treatment of asthma prevention, runny nose due to allergies and sneezing
Acebrophylline is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Side effects

  • Abdominal upset
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting

How to use

Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Levocetirizine is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Montelukast, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Montelukast is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Acebrophylline, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Acebrophylline is to be taken with food.

How it works

Levocetirizine is belongs to the category of an antihistaminic drug. It makes the condition better by treating the allergy symptoms such as such as swelling, itching, and rashes by blocking the chemical messenger (histamine) & its effects in the body.
Montelukast blocks the action of leukotriene (chemical messenger) and there by improves the condition & relieves the allergies by reducing the inflammation in the airways to prevent asthma.
Acebrophylline is a mucolytic and bronchodilator. It makes the condition better by relaxing the muscles of the airways and also thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to breathe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is an antihistamine (H1-receptor blocker) and is used in the treatment of conditions like allergic rhinitis and urticaria.

Q. Is Levocetirizine an over the counter (OTC) product?
Levocetirizine belongs to prescription medicine and is not an OTC product.

Q. Is Levocetirizine gluten free?
yes, Levocetirizine is gluten free and you can refer the package before use for detailed knowledge.

Q. Is Levocetirizine a narcotic substance?
Levocetirizine which comes under the classification of a drug called antihistamines is not a narcotic substance.

Q. Is Levocetirizine a steroid?
Levocetirizine which comes under the classification of a drug called antihistamines is not a steroid.

Q. When to take Levocetirizine?
The absorption of Levocetirizine is not affected by food and hence can be taken with or without food. It should preferably be taken in the evening.

Q. Is Levocetirizine a decongestant?
Levocetirizine which belongs under the group of medication called antihistamine is used for treatments like running nose, sneezing, redness, itching and tearing of eyes and Levocetirizine is not a decongestant.

Q. Can Levocetirizine be taken during pregnancy?
There are not many studies or data available on the effect of Levocetirizine in pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown to cause any fetal (unborn child) damage. It should be used only when considered necessary by your doctor.

Q. What is Levocetirizine used for?
Levocetirizine is an antihistamine drug. It is used for the treatment of conditions like allergic rhinitis and urticaria.

Q. Why should Levocetirizine be taken at night?
Though Levocetirizine can be taken on any time, night time is preferred as it may cause sleepiness and tiredness which will affect your daily routine.Consultation with the doctor before use is required.

Q. What are the side effects of Levocetirizine-montelukast combination?
The common side effects of Levocetirizine are a headache, sleepiness, dry mouth, and fatigue. The common side effects of montelukast are a headache, upper respiratory infections, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Q. What are the side effects of Levocetirizine during pregnancy?
There are not many studies or data available on the effect of Levocetirizine in pregnancy. Animal studies have not shown to cause any fetal (unborn child) damage. It should be used only when considered necessary by your doctor.

Q. Does Levocetirizine cause weight gain?
Levocetirizine usually does not cause weight gain. Consult the doctor if you come across such symptom after intake of Levocetirizine.

Q. What are the side effects of stopping Levocetirizine?
Stopping Levocetirizine therapy is generally not associated with any withdrawal effect. However, there are reports that some patients may experience itching if stopped at once. Consult your doctor if you experience any effect after stopping the drug.

Q. What are the long-term side effects of Levocetirizine?
Prolonged use of Levocetirizine may cause side effects namely upper respiratory infections, transient abdominal pain, and headaches. Consult the doctor if you come across any symptom during the intake of Levocetirizine.

Q. Can I take Levocetirizine with montelukast?
Levocetirizine and montelukast are not known to have any interactions and can be safely taken together. A fixed-dose combination of Levocetirizine and montelukast is available in the market. Both are indicated for allergic respiratory illnesses.

Q. What is the dose of Levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is available on different doses depending on the age factor of the patient and based on the condition in which it is prescribed. Consult the doctor and intake the drug as per recommended.

Q. What is the price of Levocetirizine?
The price of Levocetirizine would vary according to the brand and it is mentioned on the pack of the medicine.

Q. Can I take Levocetirizine for a cold?
Though Levocetirizine can be taken for cold, consultation with the doctor for exact treatment is recommended.

Q. What is the difference between Levocetirizine and cetirizine?
Levocetirizine which is an (R) enantiomer of cetirizine is also a blocker of histamine (H1) receptors and more effective drug comparing to cetirizine. Consultation with the doctor before taking two medicines together is recommended.

Q. What is the difference between Levocetirizine and fexofenadine?
Both Levocetirizine and fexofenadine are highly selective H1 antihistamines. Fexofenadine is less sedative, less potent when compared on a dose basis, and longer acting when compared to Levocetirizine. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Q. What is the difference between Levocetirizine and desloratadine?
Desloratadine has higher H1 selectivity, longer action, and less sedative effect when compared to Levocetirizine. They both are equipotent on an equivalent milligram basis. However, their response may vary from patient to patient. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Q. Can I take Levocetirizine with ambroxol syrup?
As of now, drug-drug interactions have never been clinically seen. So Levocetirizine can be taken with ambroxol but to be in safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Levocetirizine with pseudoephedrine?
As of now, drug-drug interactions have never been clinically seen. So Levocetirizine can be taken with pseudoephedrine but to be in safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Levocetirizine with alcohol?
Alcohol can increase the sedative effect (sleepiness) of Levocetirizine when taken together. It is desirable to avoid alcohol intake while on the drug. Also, you need to be careful while taking this drug if you are driving or operating some machine.

Q. Can I take Levocetirizine with paracetamol?
As of now, drug-drug interactions have never been clinically seen. So Levocetirizine can be taken with paracetamol but to be in safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Levocetirizine with phenylephrine?
As of now, drug-drug interactions have never been clinically seen. So Levocetirizine can be taken with phenylephrine but to be in safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Does Levocetirizine withdrawal cause itching?
Stopping Levocetirizine therapy is generally not associated with any withdrawal effect. However, there are reports that some patients may experience itching if stopped at once. Consult your doctor if you experience any effect after stopping the drug.

Q. Is Montelukast safe for long-term use?
Clinical reports of Montelukast used for up to two years for adults, and up to 12 months for children 6 to 14 years of age showed no significant safety issues. However, always take a medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Montelukast gluten free?
Yes, Montelukast is gluten-free. however Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand for constituents before use.

Q. Is Montelukast an antibiotic?
No, Montelukast is n't an antibiotic. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.

Q. Is Montelukast a steroid?
No, Montelukast is n't a steroid. It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.

Q. Is Montelukast a sedative?
Montelukast does not belong to the group of sedative drugs. But, it may cause drowsiness (sedation) as a side effect. Please consult your doctor if you undergo excessive sedation as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.

Q. Is Montelukast safe for babies?
Safety of Montelukast in children more than one year of age is well established in clinical studies and can be used. However, always consult a doctor before giving any medicine to a child.

Q. Is Montelukast safe for breastfeeding?
It is not known whether Montelukast passes into the human milk or not. So, it should be used with caution in mothers who are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor if you need to take any medicine while breastfeeding.

Q. Is Montelukast an antihistamine drug?
It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist. It is not known to block with histamine receptors. So Montelukast is not an antihistamine drug.

Q. Is Montelukast a bronchodilator?
Montelukast working as a bronchodilator and by reducing the inflammation in the airways and nasal passages to prevent asthma and relieve signs of allergies. So it is a leukotriene receptor blocker

Q. Is Montelukast a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?
No, Montelukast is not a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a leukotriene receptor antagonist.

Q. How long can I take Montelukast for?
Clinical reports of Montelukast used for up to two years for adults, and up to 12 months for children 6 to 14 years of age showed no significant safety issues. However, always take a medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can you take Montelukast for allergies?
Montelukast has been shown for the treatment of allergic respiratory illnesses same as exercise-induced asthma and seasonal allergies. but it can not be used in other forms of allergy. Consult your doctor for the proper use of the medicine and the right treatment of your allergies.

Q. Can I take Montelukast with loratadine?
Montelukast can be taken with loratadine.No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please inform your doctor before using the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Montelukast with diphenhydramine?
Montelukast can be taken with diphenhydramine.No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please discuss your doctor before using the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Montelukast with cetirizine?
Montelukast can be taken with cetirizine. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please discuss your doctor before using the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Montelukast with antibiotics?
Montelukast can be taken with antibiotics. No specific drug-drug interactions have been reported when it is used with most of the antibiotics. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking it with antibiotics.

Q. Can I take Montelukast with antihistamine?
Montelukast can be used with antihistamine like levocetirizine. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. but, interactions can occur. Please discuss your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Montelukast with fexofenadine?
Montelukast can be used with fexofenadine.No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. but, interactions can occur. Please discuss your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Montelukast with guaifenesin?
Montelukast can be used with guaifenesin.No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. but, interactions can occur. Please discuss your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Montelukast with pseudoephedrine?
As of now, drug-drug interactions have never been clinically seen. So Montelukast can be taken with pseudoephedrine but to be in safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Does Montelukast cause drowsiness?
drowsiness has been reported as one of side effect with Montelukast.Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness while taking Montelukast

Q. Does Montelukast cause weight gain?
\weight gain has been reported as one of side effect with Montelukast. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking this medicine.

Q. Does Montelukast cause hair loss?
hair loss has reported as a side effect of Montelukast. Please consult your physician if you undergo hair fall while you are using Montelukast.

Q. Does Montelukast work?
Montelukast works if taken in the prescribed dose for the prescribed duration as recommended by your doctor

Q. Does Montelukast expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Montelukast has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.

Q. Does Montelukast have acetaminophen?
No, Montelukast does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen).

Q. Does Montelukast make you tired?
Tiredness or lethargy has reported as a side effect of Montelukast. however, it may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience these symptoms while taking this drug.

Q. Does Montelukast cause insomnia?
Montelukast has been reported to cause insomnia. but this is an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience these symptoms while taking this drug.

Q. Does Montelukast cause high blood pressure?
Montelukast is not reported to cause high blood pressure. In case you experience high blood pressure, Consult your doctor as it may need attention.

Q. Does Montelukast cause constipation?
Montelukast is not reported to cause constipation. In case you experience constipation while taking this drug. Consult your doctor as it may need attention.

Q. What is Acebrophylline used for?
Acebrophylline is used to treat symptoms of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It blocks the intracellular enzyme (phosphodiesterases) followed by increase in level of messenger known as cyclic adenosine monophosphate, which promotes relaxation of bronchial muscles

Q. How does it work?
It inhibits the release of certain inflammatory chemicals (leukotrienes, tumor necrosis factor etc) in the lung thereby preventing inflammation in the lung. It also reduces thickness of the mucus thus making it easy for the patient to clear the mucus load

Q. Is Acebrophylline an antibiotic or steroid?
No. Acebrophylline is not an antibiotic or steroid

Q. What is Acebrophylline capsule?
Acebrophylline is available in capsule dosage form for the treatment of adults suffering from bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levocetirizine to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.Stop taking Levocetirizine at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
  • You have been prescribed Montelukast for asthma prevention and for the treatment of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose.Take it in the evening for better control of asthma or allergies symptoms.It is relatively safe medicine with very few side effects.Take Montelukast 2 hours before exercising if you have exercise-induced asthma.It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing.Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • You have been prescribed Acebrophylline 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 have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
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