Doxylab Capsule

Introduction

Doxylab Capsule is a combination medicine that is prescribed to treat various types of respiratory infections. It treats the infection and prevents further infections by acting against the microorganisms. It also dilutes the thick mucus (phlegm) for easy cough out.

Doxylab Capsule is a prescription medicine and it is to be taken as suggested by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine. The medicine may take some to show its effects on the symptoms. However, it is advised to consult the doctor if you feel an aggravation of the condition or if your condition does not improve.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dryness of mouth, etc. To cope up with the side effects, you can take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. Generally, serious side effects are rare. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Patients with liver and kidney ailments must take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with the doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. During the treatment, you must take adequate rest for a faster recovery. While on the medication, your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Doxylab Capsule

  • Respiratory tract infection

Side effects of Doxylab Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Doxylab

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Photosensitivity

How to use Doxylab Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Doxylab Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Doxylab Capsule works

Doxylab Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Ambroxol and Doxycycline which treat respiratory tract infections. Ambroxol is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Doxycycline is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Doxylab Capsule.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Doxylab Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxylab Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Doxylab Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Visual disturbances such as blurring of vision may occur during treatment with doxycycline.

Kidney

CAUTION
Doxylab Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Doxylab Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Doxylab Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Doxylab Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.