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Alupent 10 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Alupent Tablet side effects

Common
  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Palpitations

How to use Alupent 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. Alupent 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alupent Tablet works

Alupent 10 mg Tablet is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

Alupent Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alupent 10 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Alupent 10 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
It is not known whether Alupent 10 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Alupent 10 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Alupent 10 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alupent Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alupent 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Alupent 10 mg Tablet is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness.
  • It must be taken regularly to help keep the airways open at all time.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium levels. Inform your doctor if you notice muscle twitching or weakness, or an irregular heartbeat.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart diseases or if you experience headache, or chest pain.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alupent with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
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Brand(s): Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef
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Brand(s): Zencort-M, Welone, Rigapred
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Brand(s): Austril
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Brand(s): Densol
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Brand(s): Stacort
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alupent

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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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FAQs

Q. What is Alupent sulphate?

Alupent also known as metaproterenol belongs to a group of medicines called ‘bronchodilator”. Alupent sulphate is a sulphate salt of Alupent

Q. What is Alupent syrup?

Alupent syrup contains Alupent

Q. What is Alupent used for?

Alupent 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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