OXITRES 600MG contain Acetylcysteine which belongs to a group of medicine called mucolytic agents. It is used to treat airway diseases such as bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the airways), emphysema (a lung condition where the air sacs in the lungs are damaged causing shortness of breath, mucoviscidosis (inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system) and bronchiectasis (chronic widening of an airway passage). It breaks down and loosens thick phlegm, making it runny and easy to cough up.
This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children under 2 years. It is not suitable for children and adolescents up to 18 years. This medicine is indicated for adults only. Always take OXITRES 600MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during this treatment. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, or pancreas problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
USES OF OXITRES 600MG:
Treat airway diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema, mucoviscidosis and bronchiectasis
HOW OXITRES 600MG WORKS:
OXITRES 600MG works by thinning the mucus (phlegm) making it easier to cough out. Thus, it clears the air passage and make breathing easier. It also has antioxidant action.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Always take OXITRES 600MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day.
SIDE EFFECTS OF OXITRES 600MG:
• Anaphylactic shock leading to severe drop in blood pressure, paleness, restlessness, weak pulse, clammy skin and decreased consciousness
• Allergic reaction such as sudden fluid accumulation in the skin and mucous membranes (e.g. throat or tongue), breathing difficulties and/or itching and skin rash(angioedema)
• Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or breathlessness
• Impaired digestion with symptom of fullness in the upper abdomen, gastric pain, belching, nausea, and heartburn (dyspepsia)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Apply a cold, wet cloth, or ice pack on the skin. Moisturize your skin. Apply cooling agents, such as menthol or calamine.
WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS:
OXITRES 600MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
OXITRES 600MG should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with OXITRES 600MG.
OXITRES 600MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
OXITRES 600MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take OXITRES 600MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to acetylcysteine or any other ingredients in this medicine.
It is not recommended in patients with active lung diseases (bronchial asthma). Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,
A peptic ulcer
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (serious hypersensitivity reactions with (high) fever, skin redness, joint pains and/or eye infection)
Lyell syndrome (acute hypersensitivity reactions accompanied by fever and blisters on the skin or peeling of the skin)
New changes to the skin or mucous membranes
Talk to your doctor if you are taking,
Antibiotics (used to treat infections)
Nitroglycerin (used to treat angina pectoris)
Activated charcoal (used to treat traveller’s diarrhoea)
Drug : Acetylcysteine
Pharmacological Category : Antidote, Mucolytic Agent
Therapeutic Indication : Bronchitis, emphysema, mucoviscidosis and bronchiectasis
Dosage Forms : Effervescent Tablet, Tablet, Capsule, Powder, Injection, Syrup
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT OXITRES 600MG:
Q: How does mucolytic agents work?
A: Mucolytics works to break down mucus to aid high-risk respiratory patients in coughing up thick, tenacious secretions.
Q: Can OXITRES 600MG be used in adults?
A: Yes, this medicine is mainly recommended for use in adults only. It is not suitable for use in children and adolescents up to 18 years.
Q: Can I take OXITRES 600MG during lung disease?
A: No, it is not recommended in patients with active lung diseases (bronchial asthma). Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.