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INTRODUCTION

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE contains Acebrophylline which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-asthmatic drugs. It is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It can also be used to treat inflammation of the airways (such as bronchitis)

Before taking ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have fits, stomach ulcers, viral infections, hypertension or hyperthyroidism as a precaution.

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women. It should be used in breastfeeding women only if it is considered necessary by the physician.

The most common side effects of taking ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE are epigastric pain, stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea and constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.

USES OF ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE

It is used to treat and prevent:

  • Asthma & COPD
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways)

HOW ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE WORKS

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is a bronchodilator with anti-inflammatory properties. It blocks the release of certain chemicals (such as phosphodiesterase) in the respiratory tract that triggers airway inflammation, swelling and narrowing. As a result, it widens the airways, and reduces airway inflammation. It also loosens the mucus accumulated in the airways which allows the air to pass through more freely through the airways and makes breathing easier.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Do not stop taking ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE once your symptoms subside without consulting your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE

COMMON

  • stomach pain or discomfort, heartburn, loss of appetite
  • transient nausea, dizziness
  • vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation
  • drowsiness
  • skin rash or itching
  • breathing difficulties
  • nasal inflammation

RARE

  • headache
  • numbness of arm and legs
  • lack of sleep
  • fast heart rate
  • high or low blood pressure
  • sugar in urine
  • increased blood sugar levels

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and Vomiting

Take ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if your symptom worsens.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

It is not known whether ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE can pass through breast milk. Therefore, it should be used in breastfeeding women only if considered necessary by the physician.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate any machinery. However, do not drive or handle any heavy tools or machines if you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE.

KIDNEY

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney problems. It should be used with caution in patients with other kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver problems. It should be used with caution in patients with hepatic dysfunction. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE if you are allergic to Acebrophylline or to any other methylxanthines (such as theophylline, doxophylline).

HEART DISEASE

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients suffering from myocardial infarction or arrythmias. It should be used with caution in patients with heart failure or any other heart problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use if you:

  • have hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • have fluid and electrolyte imbalance

Before taking ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you:

  • have chronic alcoholism (addiction to alcohol)
  • have any viral infections
  • have an over-active thyroid gland
  • have hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • have ulcers in the stomach and/or intestines
  • have fits (seizures)

Use in paediatrics:

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in geriatrics:

ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE should be used with caution in the elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • allopurinol (a medicine used to treat gout)
  • cimetidine (a medicine used to treat stomach ulcers)
  • medicines used to treat bacterial infections (such as ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, doxycycline, amoxicillin)
  • corticosteroids (used to treat pain and inflammation) such as prednisolone
  • diltiazem, verapamil (a medicine used to treat heart problems)
  • frusemide (a medicine used to reduce edema and blood pressure by increasing urine output)
  • isoprenaline (a medicine used to treat slow heart rate)
  • oral contraceptives (birth control pills) such as ethinylestradiol
  • thiabendazole (a medicine used to treat worm infections)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose might include nausea, vomiting, upper stomach pain, restlessness, fits, fast heart rate and hyperactivity.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Acebrophylline
Pharmacological Category :   Methylxanthines
Therapeutic Indication :   Asthma, COPD, Bronchitis
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Powder, Syrup

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE out of reach of children
  • Store ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE

Q: How ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE works?

A: ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE widens the airways and reduces airway inflammation. It also loosens the mucus accumulated in the airways which allows the air to pass through more freely through the airways and makes breathing easier.

Q: What is the use of ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE?

A: ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is used to treat asthma, COPD and bronchitis (inflammation of the airways).

Q: Can I take ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE daily?

A: ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is generally prescribed as one or two doses per day. However, your doctor will decide the number of doses per day depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Q: How long does it take for ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE to start working?

A: ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE may start working within 2 hours of oral administration. However, it may take 2 weeks for ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE to show improvements in your condition. Therefore, take ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE regularly as informed by your doctor without fail to achieve better results.

Q: Is ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE effective?

A: Yes. ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE effectively controls the symptoms of asthma, COPD and bronchitis, by blocking the release of certain chemicals (phosphodiesterase) in the respiratory tract that triggers the allergic and inflammatory response. It also loosens the mucus and prevents the narrowing of the airway tract which makes breathing easier.

Q: What will happen if I consume a high dose of ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE than prescribed by my doctor?

A: Do not consume a higher dose of ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE than the one prescribed by your doctor, as it may lead to unwanted side effects. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you, depending on your age and disease condition. If the prescribed dose, is not working for you, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Is ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE safe?

A: ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is considered safe at doses prescribed by the physician. However, it may cause few side effects such as epigastric pain, stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea and constipation in some individuals. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.

Q: What should I do if I forgot to take a dose of ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE?

A: If you forgot to take a dose of ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE to compensate the missed dose.

Q: Will taking a higher dose of ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE be more effective?

A: No. Do not take a higher dose of ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE than prescribed by your doctor, as it could lead to toxicity. Always consume the dose prescribed by your doctor. If you feel that the prescribed dose is not working for you, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Can the use of ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE make me feel dizzy?

A: ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE may cause dizziness in some individuals. If you experience dizziness, try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Q: I’m pregnant. Can I take ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE?

A: ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Q: Can ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE be used in children?

A: ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Q: Can ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE make you sleepy?

A: Yes. This medicine may make you feel sleepy or drowsy. Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume too much of alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Q: Can ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE be used on an asthma attack?

A: No. ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE is only used to prevent or manage the symptoms of asthma. If your asthma or breathing gets worse suddenly, contact your doctor immediately or go to the hospital straight away to avoid further exacerbation of the attack. Meanwhile use a fast-acting rescue inhaler along with ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE.

Q: Can I stop using ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE once my symptoms subside?

A: No. Continue to use ABEVIA 100 CAPSULE as long as your doctor prescribes it to you. Do not stop using this medicine or reduce the dose suddenly without consulting your doctor as it may make it less effective.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Drugs for Cough and Bronchial Asthma. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 224.

2. Sumit Roy Tapadar, Maumita Das, Arunabha Datta Chaudhuri, Santanu Basak, and Anil Baran Singha Mahapatra. The Effect of Acebrophylline vs Sustained Release Theophylline in Patients of COPD- A Comparative Study. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC. PubMed Central. September 2014. [Accessed on 9th January 2023] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4225926/

3. Cipla Ltd. Mucophylin Capsules (Acebrophylline). [Revised in November 2013] [Accessed on 27th December 2022] https://www.ciplamed.com/print-product-pdf/24147

4. Central Drugs Standard Control Organization. Acebrophylline capsules 100mg. May 2008. Acebrophylline SR Tablet 200 mg. November 2010. [Accessed on 9th January 2023] https://cdsco.gov.in/opencms/resources/UploadCDSCOWeb/2018/UploadApprovalMarketingFDC/LIST%20OF%20APPROVED%20DRUG%20FROM%2001-01-2008%20to%2031-12-2008.pdf

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Last updated on 09 Jan 2023 | 05:51 PM(IST)

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