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ALUPENT 10 MG TABLET

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Composition for ALUPENT

Orciprenaline(10 mg)

food interaction for ALUPENT

alcohol interaction for ALUPENT

pregnancy interaction for ALUPENT

lactation interaction for ALUPENT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alupent 10 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alupent 10 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ALUPENT

Orciprenaline(10 mg)

Uses

Alupent 10 mg tablet is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).

How it works

Alupent 10 mg tablet belongs to a group of medicines called ‘bronchodilator”. It works by acting on receptors in the lungs called beta 2 receptors, stimulation of these receptors causes relaxing muscles in the airways and improves breathing.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Palpitations, Altered taste, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Chest pain, Cough, Cramps, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Headache, Heartburn, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased potassium level in blood, Increased blood pressure, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Sore throat, Tachycardia, Trembling, Tremor, Vomiting, Weakness

Common Dosage for ALUPENT 10 MG TABLET

Patients taking ALUPENT 10 MG TABLET

  • 50%
    Twice A Day
  • 43%
    Thrice A Day
  • 7%
    Four Times A Day

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Expert advice for ALUPENT

  • Do not start or continue orciprenaline if you are allergic to orciprenaline or to sympathomimetic drugs (e.g., epinephrine, pseudoephedrine) or anything in formulation.
  • Do not start orciprenaline if you have heart disease related to heart rhythm (arrhythmia with tachycardia).
  • Do not take orciprenaline if you have heart disease (abnormal heartbeat, ischemic heart disease, high blood pressure), fits, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while on treatment with orciprenaline as it may make you feel dizzy. Limit alcoholic beverages.

Frequently asked questions for ALUPENT

Orciprenaline

Q.What is orciprenaline sulphate?
Orciprenaline also known as metaproterenol belongs to a group of medicines called ‘bronchodilator”. Orciprenaline sulphate is a sulphate salt of orciprenaline

Q.What is orciprenaline syrup?
Orciprenaline syrup contains orciprenaline

Q.What is orciprenaline used for?
Orciprenaline is used to treat symptoms of reversible airways obstruction, which is a symptom of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked [eg, emphysema]). It is also used to treat bradycardia (slow heart rate) and bronchospasm (constriction of the air passages).

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)