C-COT-AB 625mg Tablet MANUFACTURER/ MARKETER C Pharmaceuticals SALT COMPOSITION Montelukast (10mg) + Fexofenadine (120mg) + Acebrophylline (200mg) STORAGE Store below 30°C
C-COT-AB Tablet is a combination medicine used in the prevention of asthma. It relieves allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It also helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.
C-COT-AB Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.
The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, skin rash, itching, breathing difficulty, and headache. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.
Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
USES OF C-COT-AB
Asthma Also known as Obstructive airway disease, Bronchial asthma and Reactive airway disease
Asthma is a long term condition in which air passages in the lungs become narrow due to inflammation and contraction of the muscles around the small airways. This causes symptoms such as cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. These symptoms are intermittent and are often worse at night or during exercise.
Some of the common triggers that can make asthma symptoms worse include viral infections (colds), dust, smoke, fumes, changes in the weather, grass and tree pollen, animal fur and feathers, dust mites (dermatophagoides), strong soaps, and perfume. These triggers vary from person to person.
Asthma is diagnosed mainly with lung function tests but other blood tests and allergy testing also helps in making proper diagnosis. The treatment of asthma is vast but beta-2 agonists and corticosteroids remain the mainstay of asthma treatment.
Lifestyle and prevention measures such as avoiding triggers, avoiding foods that increase the risk of an asthma attack, and staying away from stress could be of great help when it comes to controlling asthma attacks. In severe cases, it can lead to a condition known as status asthmaticus that might require hospitalization.
Symptoms Of Asthma
You may suspect asthma, if you or your child are noticing symptoms such as coughing and wheezing (whistling sounds) while breathing. These are common asthma symptoms. The symptoms of asthma can be characterized by:
Breathlessness (shortness of breath) when exposed to triggering factors
Cyanosis (blue discolouration of face and extremities)
Wheezing or whistling sound during breathing
Chest tightness, which feels like a tightened band around the chest
Intense coughing or the urge to cough that may be triggered by an allergen or other environmental factors
Fatigue during and after an asthma attack
These symptoms usually occur during attacks, mostly at night time. This is why some of you may feel tired during the day. During an asthma attack, breathing difficulties can get worse and develop into more serious shortness of breath, if not treated.
Most doctors identify asthma as intermittent (comes and goes) or persistent (lasting). Persistent asthma can be mild, moderate, or severe. The severity of the condition is based on the frequency of attac
BENEFITS OF C-COT-AB TABLET
Asthma is a condition in which your airways become narrow and as a result, breathing becomes difficult. C-COT-AB Tablet works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and widens it. It also gives relief from congestion or stuffiness by loosening mucus and helping to cough out. This makes you breathe easy and gives relief from symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. Regular exercise and yoga can help improve the symptoms of asthma in the long term, in addition to improving overall health.
SIDE EFFECTS OF C-COT-AB TABLET
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 C-COT-AB
Increased white blood cell count
Increased transaminase level in blood
Upper respiratory tract infection
Loss of appetite
HOW TO USE C-COT-AB TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. C-COT-AB Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW C-COT-AB TABLET WORKS
C-COT-AB Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Montelukast, Fexofenadine and Acebrophylline. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of leukotriene, a chemical messenger. This reduces inflammation in the airways and nose, and improves symptoms of allergies. Fexofenadine is an antiallergic which relieves symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Acebrophylline is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
C-COT-AB Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of C-COT-AB Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
C-COT-AB Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
C-COT-AB Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of C-COT-AB Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
C-COT-AB Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of C-COT-AB Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE C-COT-AB TABLET
If you miss a dose of C-COT-AB Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.