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Bambuterol Hydrochloride

Bambuterol Hydrochloride

Bambuterol

Bambuterol is a long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist, a bronchodilator that is prescribed to patients with asthma. It helps open up the air passage; relieve symptoms like breathlessness and coughing; helps in relaxation of muscles.

Bambuterol is not advised for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, people with an overactive thyroid gland, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, low levels of potassium in blood or any liver problems. In case of pregnancy or if you are trying for it, consult a doctor regarding its use.

Side effects of Bambuterol include tremors, dizziness¸ hypersensitivity reactions, palpitations, headache, nausea, cramps, hypokalaemia, hyperglycaemia, myocardial ischaemia, sleep disturbances and even behavioural disturbances.

The medicine is usually taken once a day before bedtime. Your doctor will tell you about the strength of the dosage.

Dosage & Administration

Adult or Elderly: The recommended initial dose 10 mg. The dose may be increased to 20 mg after 1-2 weeks depending on the clinical effect.

Children 2-5 years: The recommended normal dose 10 mg (10 ml syrup).

Children 6-12 years: The recommended normal dose 10 mg (10 ml syrup). The dose may be increased to 20 mg.

Precautions

Reduce the dose in renal impairment, avoid in cirrhosis and severe hepatic impairment. Caution should be observed in patients with severe cardiovascular disorder, such as ischaemic heart disease, tachyarrhythmias or severe heart failure.

Interactions with Bambuterol Hydrochloride

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Bambuterol Hydrochloride may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Bambuterol Hydrochloride may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Diuretics
  • Xanthine

Side effects

In addition to its intended effect, Bambuterol may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Diarrhoea.

Storage Conditions

Keep away from light, store in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

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