DoxyLab (Doxycycline/Ambroxol) is a respiratory combination medication containing and antibiotic and expectorant. It is primarily used to treat cough associated with respiratory disorders like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). Asthma is a breathing problem in which airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, leading to difficulty breathing. COPD is a group of lung diseases with emphysema (shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes). Coughing occurs as a reflex action in the throat when there is mucus or any other foreign irritant in it.
DoxyLab – Antibiotic and Expectorant
Doxylab Capsule consists of two medicines, namely: Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) and Ambroxol 7.5mg (dilutes viscous cough). Doxycycline (antibiotic) and Ambroxol (dilutes viscous cough). Doxycycline comes into the category of antibiotic medicines that stop bacterial growth by inhibiting the protein synthesis process required for bacterial cell growth. As a result, bacterial cells are not able to reproduce and grow. It is a bacteriostatic antibiotic, i.e. it stops bacteria’s growth but does not necessarily eliminate them. On the other hand, Ambroxol is an ‘expectorant’ (promotes the secretion of sputum/cough) and ‘mucolytic agent’ (makes sputum less viscous) to make breathing easier in asthma, and COPD patients who have breathing difficulty.
Uses of DoxyLab (Doxycycline/Ambroxol)
Used in the treatment of:
-Chest infections like pneumonia and bronchitis;
-Urinary tract infections;
-Sexually transmitted diseases; Infections due to Chlamydia including uncomplicated urethral,
-Endocervical or rectal infections;
-Some bacterial eye infections like trachoma, caused by Chlamydia.
-Some parasitic stomach infections.
How does DoxyLab (Doxycycline/Ambroxol) function?
Doxycycline (antibiotic), inhibits protein synthesis in susceptible bacteria by blocking the transcription stage. It basically starves the infection. This prevents the infections from spreading.
What does DoxyLab contain?
The active ingredient doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. It is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections.
What are the side effects of DoxyLap?
The most commonly Doxycycline reported side effects may include:
-Nausea. Anorexia, diarrhea, sore tongue and difficulty swallowing
Also, indigestion or heartburn due to irritation of the esophagus.
When should (Doxycycline/Ambroxol) not be used?
You should not use Doxycycline if you are:
-Allergic to Doxycycline or other tetracycline antibiotics
-Pregnant or are breastfeeding
-Under 12 years of age
-Using other medication that interacts with Doxycycline, including penicillin antibiotics, barbiturates, have epilepsy,
-Been prescribed anticoagulants
-Taking supplements or vitamins that contain iron preparations, which may reduce the absorption of Doxycycline
How do you take DoxyLab?
You should take DoxyLab once daily with a glass of water with food, preferably just before a meal, to reduce stomach effects.
How long should you take DoxyLab (Doxycycline/Ambroxol) ?
Always follow the prescribed DoxyLab amount and dosage received from your Doctor.
Side Effects of Doxylab
Numbness in the mouth, tongue, and throat
If you miss a dose of DoxyLab take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should DoxyLab (Doxycycline/Ambroxol) be stored?
You should store your it below 77°F in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
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