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Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet is used in the treatment of cough. It thins and loosens the mucus in the nose, windpipe and lungs, making it easier to cough out. It also helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening them and making it easier to breathe.

Albutamol Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Skin rash
  • Tremor
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle cramp
  • Restlessness
  • Increased heart rate

How to use Albutamol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
You can take it with food if stomach upset occurs.
Avoid Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Albutamol Tablet works

Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Salbutamol, etofylline and bromhexine. Salbutamol and etofylline are bronchodilators which relax the muscles in the airways and widen the airways. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Together, they make breathing easier.

Albutamol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, increased or uneven heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle pain. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Albutamol 2mg/8mg/200mg Tablet in patients with liver disease.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Albutamol

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I am the patient , I suffer breathing problem since childhood and I have been taking montair fx and pump since long time . Is there any permanent cure ?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
usually asthma can be well controlled so that you do not require regular inhalers throughout year. this can be achieved by seeing your pulmonary function tests and avoiding allergens
Suffering from chronic asthma since last 25 years tried all medicine having problems in walking and climbing
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear mam as your case is a chronic case it requires long case taking, examination and regular follow up, therefore, please visit a homeopath so that he can examine you and guide you accordingly.
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References
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