AVESSA 500mg Octacaps 30's

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Drug Information for AVESSA 500mg Octacaps 30's

What is AVESSA 500mg Octacaps used for?

AVESSA 500mg Octacaps capsule, inhaler, respule, rotacap is used in the treatment of asthma, allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps.

AVESSA 500mg Octacaps may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does AVESSA 500mg Octacaps work?

In AVESSA 500mg Octacaps, Fluticasone belongs to the class of drugs called inhaled corticosteroids. The drug acts by blocking the release of histamines, which causes allergic reactions. Thus, it helps in decreasing inflammation and aids in breathing.

Formoterol belongs to the class of drugs called long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists (LABA). It acts by relaxing the muscles surrounding the airways of the lungs. Thus, it helps in treating asthma.

How to use AVESSA 500mg Octacaps?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use AVESSA 500mg Octacaps capsule, inhaler, respule, rotacap as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the capsule Do not crush or tear open the capsule.
  • Please follow the instruction provided on the leaflet while using AVESSA 500mg Octacaps respule .
  • Remove the cap and shake the inhaler Hold the inhaler in front of the mouth and breathe in slowly. Press the inhaler one time and breathe as deeply as you can.
  • AVESSA 500mg Octacaps rotacap should be inhaled, and the capsules should not be swallowed. The directions provided on the leaflet should be followed for the effective administration of the medicine.

If you miss a dose of AVESSA 500mg Octacaps, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with AVESSA 500mg Octacaps?

Drugs that interact with AVESSA 500mg Octacaps are:

  • Acetazolamide
  • Aminophylline
  • Beclometasone
  • Bendroflumethiazide 
  • Clarithromycin
  • Chloroquine
  • Disopyramide
  • Erythromycin
  • Furosemide
  • Haloperidol
  • Itraconazole 
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Propranolol
  • Prednisolone
  • Salbutamol
  • Theophylline

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of AVESSA 500mg Octacaps?

The following are the most common side effects of AVESSA 500mg Octacaps:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of voice
  • Running nose
  • Sneezing
  • Weakness
  • Chills

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Bloody nose
  • Sore inside the nose
  • Difficulty with breathing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Noisy breathing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using AVESSA 500mg Octacaps?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on AVESSA 500mg Octacaps
  • Do not consume alcohol while using AVESSA 500mg Octacaps as it may cause dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid AVESSA 500mg Octacaps in case of allergic reactions.
  • Avoid using AVESSA 500mg Octacaps if you are pregnant because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.

You are advised not to use AVESSA 500mg Octacaps if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using AVESSA 500mg Octacaps?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing lung, heart and liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any hypersensitivity to any of the drugs in AVESSA 500mg Octacaps

Frequently Asked questions about AVESSA 500mg Octacaps

  1. How should AVESSA 500mg Octacaps be stored?
  2. AVESSA 500mg Octacaps should be stored at room temperature away from sunlight, heat and moisture.

  3. Can I use AVESSA 500mg Octacaps to treat bronchitis?
  4. Yes, AVESSA 500mg Octacaps helps to reduce congestion and shortness of breath in the patients with bronchitis. However, please consult your doctor before using the medication.  

  5. What are the overdose symptoms of AVESSA 500mg Octacaps?
  6. The overdose symptoms of AVESSA 500mg Octacaps include dizziness, sweating, and headache.


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