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Airtio-F Instacaps

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Airtio-F Instacaps is used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked). It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages and making it easier to breathe. It relieves coughing, wheezing and feeling short of breath.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don't have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your COPD may get worse. To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it Does not work as well.

The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, dryness in mouth, vomiting, dizziness, nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages), and insomnia. If you get there, don’t stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects which can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Airtio-F Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Airtio-F

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Airtio-F Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Airtio-F Capsule works

Airtio-F Instacaps is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol and Tiotropium. Formoterol is a bronchodilator while Tiotropium is an anticholinergic. They work by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widen the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Airtio-F Instacaps.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Airtio-F Instacaps may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Airtio-F Instacaps is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for dry mouth, constipation, and urinary problems.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Airtio-F Instacaps
₹13.03/Capsule
Aerotrop-F Capsule
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹13.57/Capsule
4% costlier

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
Last 8 month my body temperature range,96?f to 99?f,and over sweating,very tired,full body pain any time seating and slleeping
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Your symptoms and temperature need to be assessed in clinic since they do not per se point to any particular disease
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References

  1. Marcoa FD, Verga M, Santus P, et al. Effect of formoterol, tiotropium, and their combination in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A pilot study. Respiratory Medicine. 2006;100(11):1925-32. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Formoterol fumarate. Napa, California: Dey Pharma, L.P.; 2001 [revised May 2010]. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Tiotropium. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
Country of Origin: India
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