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A-PHYL (Acebrophylline) Drug Price and Information

Acebrophylline is prescribed to reduce the irritation, swelling, and narrowing of the bronchial tubes in patients with asthma, severe or chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)and tightness of the chest.
It helps in reducing the viscosity of the mucus in the airway and facilitates breathing.  

A-PHYL

  Capsule
FRANCO INDIAN
Generic : Acebrophylline
 66.00
100mg
10
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    Drug Name : Acebrophylline

    Acebrophylline is prescribed to reduce the irritation, swelling, and narrowing of the bronchial tubes in patients with asthma, severe bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)and tightness of the chest. It helps in reducing the viscosity of the mucus in the airway and facilitates breathing.
    More Info about Acebrophylline

    Last Updated on Sep 19, 2017
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    Medical condition(s) for which A-PHYL may be prescribed

    Asthma

    Overview of A-PHYL

    • Acebrophylline is used for its mucoregulative action and anti-inflammatory properties in the respiratory tract.

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    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    • The recommended dosage for adults in treating COPD and bronchial asthma is 100 mg twice daily.

    • Child dosage of acebrophylline syrup (50mg/5ml):

    Below 2 years of age : 2.5 ml twice daily
    2 - 5 years of age : 2.5ml three times daily
    Above 5 years : 5 ml twice daily or as directed by the physician

    Side effects of A-PHYL

    Gastro-intestinal: Abdominal discomfort, esophageal bleeding, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite

    Central Nervous System: Headache, drowsiness

    Respiratory: Difficulty or shortness in breathing

    Skin: Rashes, itching

    Others: Fever with chills, elevated white blood cell count, changes in blood pressure, numbness in the arm

    How to use A-PHYL?

    • Acebrophylline is available in the form of a capsule, tablet and syrup.
    • This drug should be taken orally with food to avoid gastric discomfort.

    When Should A-PHYL not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients in:

    • Allergy to xanthine derivatives and ambroxol
    • Low blood pressure or heart attack or abnormal heart rhythms
    • Liver or kidney impairment

    Warnings and Precautions for A-PHYL

    Special precautions should be observed in patients suffering from seizures, cardiac insufficiency and gastro-intestinal disorders.

    Acebrophylline-induced angioedema , a serious allergic reaction, could occur

    Caution is advised in patients with hyperthyroidism, that is, high thyroid hormone levels since it can cause cardiac side effects

    Other Precautions for A-PHYL

    • Avoid excess dosage.

    Drug Interactions of A-PHYL

    Acebrophylline could be involved in the following drug interactions:

    • Plasma concentration of acebrophylline may be increased with the concomitant administration of drugs like quinolones, cimetidine, erythromycin, oxytetracycline, lincomycin, and cephalexin
    • Interaction with reserpine results in an increase in heart rate. Reserpine though, is rarely used nowadays
    • Barbiturates such as phenytoin may reduce the plasma concentration and therefore the effectiveness of acebrophylline
    • Concomitant use with frusemide increases diuresis, as a result of which the patient will have to pass urine more often
    • Acebrophylline can worsen low blood potassium levels caused by drugs like steroids

    Storage Conditions for A-PHYL

    • Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from heat and moisture.
    • Keep away from the reach of children.



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