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Albutamol Plus Tablet

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Introduction

Albutamol Plus Tablet is used for the treatment of asthma and 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.

Albutamol Plus Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, headache, sweating, skin rash, tremor, muscle cramps, restlessness, and increased heart rate. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Albutamol Tablet

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 Albutamol

  • 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 Plus Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Albutamol Plus Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Albutamol Tablet works

Albutamol Plus 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Albutamol Plus Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Albutamol Plus 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Albutamol Plus Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Albutamol Plus Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Albutamol Plus 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 Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Albutamol Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Albutamol Plus Tablet in patients with kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Albutamol Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Albutamol Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Albutamol Plus Tablet in patients with liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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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
Old cough at morning last 15 years
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
can be bronchial asthma or COPD consult chest physician
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References

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