Etofylline / Etophylline is generally used in treatment of asthma prevention and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Salbutamol / Albuterol is generally used in treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Bromhexine is generally used in treatment for clear mucus from lungs.
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How to use
Rotacaps must not be swallowed. For directions before use, please check the label. Place the capsule at the base of rotahaler, not in the mouthpiece. Twist the mouthpiece completely until your hear a click and breathe in deeply through the mouthpiece. Hold your breath for up to 10 seconds. If some powder remains in the rotahaler repeat the process. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Bromhexine, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Bromhexine is to be taken with food.
How it works
Etofylline / Etophylline is a bronchodilator. Bronchodilators dilate the bronchi and bronchioles and makes breathing easier by widening & relaxing the muscles of the airways. Salbutamol / Albuterol is a bronchodilator. It relaxes the muscles in the airways & respiratory tract to make the condition better. This helps in making the breathing easier. Bromhexine is a mucolytic drug. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Salbutamol / Albuterol a steroid/ an antibiotic/ a cough syrup/ a betablocker/ contains steroid/ addictive/ a rescue inhaler? Salbutamol / Albuterol also available as Albuterol, Ventolin & Asthalin) is used for the treatment of breathing disorders, chest tightness, and for coughing due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease & asthma. Salbutamol / Albuterol is a beta receptor agonist and used as a rescue inhaler for asthma. It is neither a steroid nor an antibiotic. This drug doesn't cause addiction.
Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol need prescription? Salbutamol / Albuterol is not a OTC product and is availble only by doctor's prescription.
Q. Is Salbutamol / Albuterol safe/ safe for babies? Salbutamol / Albuterol is safe to use if so it is used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol cause drowsiness/ increased heart rate/ increase blood pressure/ weight gain? Drowsiness or weight gain is not observed with Salbutamol / Albuterol. However, it may cause, high blood pressure, increased heart rate and lightheadedness. Do inform your doctor if you notice any of such side effects.
Q. Does Salbutamol / Albuterol relieve symptoms of coughing, wheezing, and breathlessness? Salbutamol / Albuterol is very effective in treating acute symptoms of wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing.
Q. Is Bromhexine an antihistamine? No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.
You have been prescribed Etofylline / Etophylline for prevention and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).It should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.Your doctor may take regular blood test to monitor potassium level and the level of this medicine in your body.Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney, liver or heart disease, or if have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
Use salbutamol inhalation exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Always keep the inhaler upright during the loading of the dose and administration steps.If you can feel a slightly sweet tasting powder in your mouth after inhaling, you have received the dose and the active substance has reached your lungs.During use, regularly wipe the mouthpiece with a fibre-free tissue or soft cloth.Always replace the inhaler cap after you have used the inhaler.Always tell your doctor if you suffer from an over active thyroid gland.Take special precaution if you experience chest pains.Take special care with salbutamol if you suffer from any disease of the heart.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are suffering from stomach ulcer. You may not be prescribed Bromhexine as it can aggravate your problem.Inform your doctor if you have any liver/kidney disease or asthma.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.Do not take if allergic to Bromhexine or any of its ingredients.
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