Lungease Tablet 10’s

Composition
Acebrophylline 100mg + Acetylcysteine 600mg

Pack Of
10 TABLETS

Consume Type
ORAL

PRODUCT DETAILS

About Lungease Tablet 10’s

Lungease Tablet 10’s belongs to the class of drugs called ‘mucolytic agents’ (cough/sputum thinner) primarily used to prevent and treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing (whistling sound while breathing). COPD is a group of lung diseases with emphysema (shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes).

Lungease Tablet 10’s is a combination of two drugs, namely: Acebrophylline (mucolytic and bronchodilator) and Acetylcysteine (mucolytic agent/sputum thinner). Acebrophylline belongs to the class of bronchodilators with additional mucolytic properties and works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Acetylcysteine belongs to the class of mucolytic agents (cough/sputum thinner) that works by thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in lungs, windpipe and nose. Lungease Tablet 10’s breakdown the acid mucopolysaccharide fibres that make the mucus (sputum) thinner and less dense/viscous removing sputum efficiently by coughing. However, the viscosity of sputum remains low for as long as treatment is maintained. Together, they help to cough out easily and makes breathing easier by opening airways.

Take Lungease Tablet 10’s with or without food and swallow whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Your doctor will recommend you how often you take Lungease Tablet 10’s based on your medical condition. Some people may experience diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, dizziness, heartburn, stomach pain, skin rash, drowsiness, cool and moist skin. Most of these side effects of Lungease Tablet 10’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Lungease Tablet 10’s or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Lungease Tablet 10’s is not recommended for children below 14 years of age. Drink plenty of fluids to thin mucus and lubricate your throat while taking Lungease Tablet 10’s. Lungease Tablet 10’s is not recommended for use during pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before taking Lungease Tablet 10’s. Severe skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a serious and rare disorder of skin and mucus membranes) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (skin blistering or skin peeling) have been rarely reported in some patients. However, if you notice any skin rash worsening with mucosal lesions or blisters, stop taking Lungease Tablet 10’s and contact your doctor immediately. Do not take Lungease Tablet 10’s if you have heart rhythm disorder that causes fast heartbeats. Avoid taking Lungease Tablet 10’s if you have low blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, hemodynamic instability (unstable blood pressure), had a heart attack, kidney or liver diseases. If you have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), irregular heartbeats, viral infections, heart failure, asthma, high blood pressure, fits, gastric or duodenal ulcers, heart diseases, kidney or liver insufficiency, inform your doctor before taking Lungease Tablet 10’s.

Uses of Lungease Tablet 10’s

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Medicinal Benefits

Lungease Tablet 10’s is a combination of two drugs, namely: Acebrophylline and Acetylcysteine. Acebrophylline belongs to the class of bronchodilators with additional mucolytic properties and works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic agent (cough/sputum thinner) that works by thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in lungs, windpipe and nose. Lungease Tablet 10’s breakdown the acid mucopolysaccharide fibres that make the mucus (sputum) thinner and less dense/viscous removing sputum efficiently by coughing. However, the viscosity of sputum remains low for as long as treatment is maintained. Together, they help to cough out easily and makes breathing easier by opening airways.

Directions for Use

Take Lungease Tablet 10’s with or without food as advised by your doctor and swallow the whole tablet/capsule with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Lungease Tablet 10’s

Like all medicines, Lungease Tablet 10’s can cause some common side effects such as,

  • Diarrhoea, stomach pain.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Runny nose.
  • Dizziness, drowsiness,
  • Heartburn.
  • Skin rash, hives, itching, cool and moist skin.

Most of these side effects of Lungease Tablet 10’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

  • If you are allergic to Lungease Tablet 10’s or any other medicines, please tell your doctor.
  • Lungease Tablet 10’s is not recommended for children below 14 years of age.
  • Regular monitoring of potassium levels is recommended while taking Lungease Tablet 10’s as it may cause low potassium levels in the blood.
  • Lungease Tablet 10’s is not recommended for use during pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before taking Lungease Tablet 10’s.
  • Severe skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a serious and rare disorder of skin and mucus membranes) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (skin blistering or skin peeling) have been rarely reported in some patients. However, if you notice any skin rash worsening with mucosal lesions or blisters, stop taking Lungease Tablet 10’s and contact your doctor immediately.
  • Do not take Lungease Tablet 10’s if you have heart rhythm disorder that causes fast heartbeats.
  • Avoid taking Lungease Tablet 10’s if you have low blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, hemodynamic instability (unstable blood pressure), had a heart attack, kidney or liver diseases.
  • If you have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), irregular heartbeats, viral infections, heart failure, asthma, high blood pressure, fits, gastric or duodenal ulcers, heart diseases, kidney or liver insufficiency, inform your doctor before taking Lungease Tablet 10’s.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Lungease Tablet 10’s may interact with water pills (furosemide), medicines used to treat gout (allopurinol), antacid (cimetidine), antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, amoxicillin, doxycycline, tetracycline, gentamicin, amikacin, neomycin), drugs used to lower high blood pressure (diltiazem, verapamil), heart-related medicines (isoprenaline), anthelmintic (thiabendazole), corticosteroids (prednisone), oral contraceptives (ethinylestradiol), medicines used to treat chest pain (glyceryl trinitrate) and cough suppressants (dextromethorphan, codeine).

Drug-Food Interaction: If you are allergic to histamine, avoid histamine rich foods such as tomatoes, wine and processed foods as it may cause histamine intolerance leading to symptoms such as flushing (redness of the skin), migraine headaches, skin rash, itching and rhinitis (runny and stuffy nose). Also, avoid intake of alcohol with Lungease Tablet 10’s as it may increase drowsiness. Also, avoid or limit the intake of caffeine with Lungease Tablet 10’s as it may cause side effects.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Avoid taking Lungease Tablet 10’s if you have low blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, hemodynamic instability (unstable blood pressure), had a heart attack, kidney or liver diseases. If you have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), irregular heartbeats, viral infections, heart failure, asthma, high blood pressure, fits, gastric or duodenal ulcers, heart diseases, kidney or liver insufficiency, inform your doctor before taking Lungease Tablet 10’s.

Safety Advice

ALCOHOL
Avoid consumption of alcohol with Lungease Tablet 10’s as it may reduce the effectiveness of Lungease Tablet 10’s and increase drowsiness. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Lungease Tablet 10’s.

PREGNANCY
Lungease Tablet 10’s is not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult a doctor before using Lungease Tablet 10’s if you are pregnant.

BREAST FEEDING
It is unknown whether Lungease Tablet 10’s is excreted in human milk. Please consult a doctor before taking Lungease Tablet 10’s if you are breastfeeding.

DRIVING
Lungease Tablet 10’s usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

LIVER
Take Lungease Tablet 10’s with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

KIDNEY
Take Lungease Tablet 10’s with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat foods rich in potassium such as bananas, asparagus, oranges, potatoes, avocados, dark leafy greens and beetroots as potassium is important for lung function and a potassium deficiency may cause breathing problems.
  • Drink plenty of fluids every day to thin mucus which makes it easier to cough out.
  • Maintain a diet that includes complex carbohydrates such as lentils, beans, barley, oats, quinoa, bran, peas and potatoes with skin.
  • Limit or avoid the intake of caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, soda, and energy drinks like red bull.
  • Eat protein-rich foods such as meat, fish (particularly salmon, sardines and mackerel), eggs and poultry.
  • Exercise regularly to strengthen your breathing muscles and boost your immune system. Learning breathing exercises will help you move more air in and out of your lungs.
  • Quit smoking as it may reduce the effectiveness of the Lungease Tablet 10’s and irritate the lungs worsening breathing problem.

Special Advise

  • Regular blood tests are recommended while taking Lungease Tablet 10’s to monitor the levels of Lungease Tablet 10’s and potassium in the blood.
  • Lungease Tablet 10’s may affect the test results of ketones in urine and salicylate (like aspirin) in the blood. Therefore, inform your doctor that you are taking Lungease Tablet 10’s before undergoing any laboratory tests.
  • Lungease Tablet 10’s does not relieve sudden asthma symptoms, so it is advised to carry a rescue inhaler always to treat sudden asthma symptoms.

FAQs

Lungease Tablet 10’s contains Acebrophylline and Acetylcysteine. Acebrophylline belongs to the class of bronchodilators with additional mucolytic properties and works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic agent (cough/sputum thinner) that works by thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in lungs, windpipe and nose. Lungease Tablet 10’s breakdown the acid mucopolysaccharide fibres that make the mucus (sputum) thinner and less dense/viscous removing sputum efficiently by coughing. However, the viscosity of sputum remains low for as long as treatment is maintained. Together, they help to cough out easily and makes breathing easier by opening airways.

Lungease Tablet 10’s should be used with caution in patients suffering from epilepsy (fits) as it may worsen the condition. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have a history of fits before taking Lungease Tablet 10’s so that the dose may be adjusted or an alternate medicine may be prescribed.

You are not recommended to take Lungease Tablet 10’s with antibiotics such as tetracycline, amoxicillin, amikacin and gentamicin at the same time as it may reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. However, if you are supposed to take these medicines together, maintain a time gap of a minimum of 2 hours between taking Lungease Tablet 10’s and antibiotics. However, please consult a doctor before using Lungease Tablet 10’s with antibiotics or any other medicines.

You are recommended to avoid taking Lungease Tablet 10’s if you are allergic to acebrophylline, ambroxol, theophylline or suffering from irregular heartbeats, hemodynamic instability (unstable blood pressure), low blood pressure, liver or kidney disorders or had a heart attack. However, inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions before taking Lungease Tablet 10’s.

No, you are not recommended to smoke while taking Lungease Tablet 10’s as it may reduce the effectiveness of Lungease Tablet 10’s and also damage your lungs. Long term smoking may cause breathing problems like asthma, bronchitis and COPD. Quitting smoking is the best way to keep your lungs healthy.

You are recommended to avoid histamine rich foods such as tomatoes, wine and processed foods as it may cause histamine intolerance by affecting the way histamine is broken down in the body leading to symptoms such as flushing (redness of the skin), migraine headaches, skin rash, itching and rhinitis (runny and stuffy nose). Therefore, if you are allergic to histamine or cannot tolerate food and drinks rich in histamine, please inform your doctor before taking Lungease Tablet 10’s.

No, you are not recommended to stop taking Lungease Tablet 10’s without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition of your cough and other breathing problems causing recurring symptoms. Therefore, take Lungease Tablet 10’s for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Lungease Tablet 10’s, please consult your doctor.

No, Lungease Tablet 10’s does not relieve sudden asthma symptoms. Therefore, it is advised to carry a rescue inhaler always to treat sudden asthma symptoms.

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