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ASTHALIN SYRUP contains Salbutamol which belongs to the group of medicines called Bronchodilators. It is used to treat and prevent asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It can also be used to treat chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchus), bronchospasm (narrowing of airways) and emphysema (shortness of breath).
Asthma is a long-term respiratory disease in which your airways become inflamed, swollen and narrowed. It also causes excessive mucous secretion in the airways which makes it difficult for the air to pass through, leading to unpleasant symptoms like wheezing, difficulty in breathing, chest pain and/or cough.
COPD is a lung disease characterized by chronic lung inflammation and obstructed airflow within the airways. It causes wheezing, breathing difficulties, cough with mucus production and chest pain.
ASTHALIN SYRUP is suitable for use both in adults and in children (aged between 2-12 years). Before taking ASTHALIN SYRUP inform your doctor if you have diabetes, overactive thyroid functions or any heart problems (such as angina or irregular heartbeat). You must also inform your doctor if you have an enlarged prostate gland or if you are scheduled for any surgery as a precaution.
ASTHALIN SYRUP should be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. The most common side effects of taking ASTHALIN SYRUP are tremors, headache, dizziness, nausea and muscle cramps. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
It is used in adults and in children (aged between 2-12 years) to treat and prevent:
ASTHALIN SYRUP is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the smooth muscles of the airways and widens them. It also blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the airways (such as mast cells) that cause inflammation and swelling. As a result, it reduces airway inflammation, prevents the airways from becoming narrow and allows the air to pass through more freely which makes breathing easier.
Take ASTHALIN SYRUP as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. Measure the required quantity of the medicine in the measuring cup provided with this pack and consume it immediately.
Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Do not stop taking ASTHALIN SYRUP without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms re-appear once again.
Stop taking ASTHALIN SYRUP and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Take this medicine with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil-rich or spicy food. Contact your doctor if the nausea worsens.
Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the head if required. Do not consume too much of alcohol. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating heavy tools or machinery while you feel dizzy. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it could aggravate your dizziness. Contact your doctor if the dizziness worsens.
Rub a pain-relieving balm or place a heat pack on the affected area for some time. Do not move the affected area frequently. Try to do some simple movements every day which would improve blood circulation and reduce further incidence of muscle pain. Try to eat a well-balanced protein-rich diet, so that it can help to repair and rebuild the damaged muscle. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
ASTHALIN SYRUP should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the doctor. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine after outweighing the risk and benefits to you and your baby. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking it.
ASTHALIN SYRUP should be used in breastfeeding women only if it is considered necessary by the doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by ASTHALIN SYRUP.
Do not take ASTHALIN SYRUP if you are allergic to Salbutamol.
ASTHALIN SYRUP should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases (such as irregular or fast heartbeat or angina) or a previous history of the same. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
ASTHALIN SYRUP is not recommended for use in patients having:
Before taking ASTHALIN SYRUP, inform your physician if you:
Use in pediatrics:
ASTHALIN SYRUP is not recommended for use in children younger than 2 years of age. It can be used in children (aged between 2-18 years) if prescribed by a physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
Use in geriatrics:
ASTHALIN SYRUP should be taken with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years or above). Therefore, consult your doctor before using it. Proper dose adjustments and careful monitoring are required in such patients
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking ASTHALIN SYRUP, inform your physician if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:
If you or anyone else accidentally took more ASTHALIN SYRUP, contact your doctor immediately or go to the hospital straight away. Symptoms of overdosage might include fast heartbeat, shakiness, hyperactivity and acid buildup in the body.
|Pharmacological Category||:||Selective Beta-2 Adrenergic agonists|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Asthma, COPD, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Capsule, Diskettes, Expectorants, Syrup, Rotacaps, Inhaler, Rotacaps, Respules, Respirator Solution|
What is the use of ASTHALIN SYRUP?
ASTHALIN SYRUP is used to treat and prevent asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchus), bronchospasm (narrowing of airways) and emphysema (shortness of breath).
How ASTHALIN SYRUP works in my body?
ASTHALIN SYRUP relaxes the smooth muscles of the airways and widens them. It also reduces the inflammation of airway tract. Therefore, it allows the air to pass through more freely and makes breathing easier.
Is ASTHALIN SYRUP safe?
ASTHALIN SYRUP is considered safe at doses prescribed by the physician.
What are the side effects of taking ASTHALIN SYRUP?
The most common side effects of taking ASTHALIN SYRUP are tremors, headache, dizziness, nausea and muscle cramps. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Can I stop taking ASTHALIN SYRUP once my symptoms subside?
No. Take ASTHALIN SYRUP every day until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly or reduce the dose without consulting your doctor, as it could make your breathing even worse. Your doctor will access your disease condition regularly and will increase or decrease the dose accordingly.
Will ASTHALIN SYRUP be more effective if taken at higher doses?
Always consume the dose prescribed for you by your physician. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and severity of the disease. Do not take a higher dose of this medicine without consulting your doctor as it could lead to unwanted side effects. It your symptoms are not relieved by the prescribed dose, consult your doctor so that he might adjust the dose according to your health condition or can suggest an alternative therapy.
I’m pregnant. Can I use ASTHALIN SYRUP?
ASTHALIN SYRUP should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Your doctor will prescribe you with ASTHALIN SYRUP after evaluating the risks and benefits of the therapy.
Can ASTHALIN SYRUP be used in children?
ASTHALIN SYRUP is not recommended for use in children younger than 2 years of age. It can be used in children (aged between 2-18 years) if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
How long will it take for ASTHALIN SYRUP to relieve the symptoms and how long the effects can last?
Generally, ASTHALIN SYRUP takes about 5 minutes to relieve the symptoms of asthma or COPD. However, the onset of action slightly differs from person to person based on their disease condition. The effects of ASTHALIN SYRUP can last up to 4-6 hours.
What happens when you forget to take ASTHALIN SYRUP?
If you forget to take ASTHALIN SYRUP, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Who can take ASTHALIN SYRUP?
ASTHALIN SYRUP is suitable for use both in adults and in children (aged between 2-12 years) to treat asthma, COPD, emphysema, bronchitis and bronchospasm.
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Written By Srilekha. R, B.Pharm
Last updated on 30 Nov 2022 | 04:30 PM(IST)
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