What is NISTAMI used for?
NISTAMI inhaler is used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
NISTAMI may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does NISTAMI work?
In NISTAMI, Glycopyrronium Bromide belongs to the class of drugs called anti-cholinergic agent. The drug acts by inhibiting the action of certain natural substances on the smooth muscles of airways and controls the bronchial secretions. Thus, it controls the symptoms of asthma.
Indacaterol belongs to the class of drugs called long-acting beta-agonists. The drug acts by stimulating the action of certain receptors in the airways and causes relaxation of the smooth muscles, thereby opening the air passage and improves breathing.
How to use NISTAMI?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use NISTAMI inhaler as prescribed by your doctor.
- 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.
If you miss a dose of NISTAMI, please use it as soon as 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 NISTAMI?
Drugs that interact with NISTAMI include the following:
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 NISTAMI?
The following are the most common side effects of NISTAMI:
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Dry mouth
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Blurred vision
- Irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
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 NISTAMI?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to NISTAMI or similar drugs.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of NISTAMI.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if NISTAMI causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Avoid NISTAMI during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
You are advised not to use NISTAMI 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 NISTAMI?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver or kidney diseases.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions about NISTAMI
- How should NISTAMI be stored?
- Is it safe to use NISTAMI in patients having diabetes?
- Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using NISTAMI?
NISTAMI should be stored at room temperature, away from heat, light and moisture.
No. It is advised not to use NISTAMI in diabetes patients, as it worsens the condition.
Yes. It is advised to monitor blood pressure and ECG regularly while using NISTAMI.
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