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ASMAPAX DEPOT TABLET

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Composition FOR ASMAPAX DEPOT

Ephedrine(50mg),Theophylline(65mg)

food interaction for ASMAPAX DEPOT

alcohol interaction for ASMAPAX DEPOT

pregnancy interaction for ASMAPAX DEPOT

lactation interaction for ASMAPAX DEPOT

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alcohol
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lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Asmapax depot tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Asmapax depot 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
Asmapax depot tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR ASMAPAX DEPOT

Ephedrine(50mg)

Uses

Ephedrine is used in the treatment of decreased blood pressure

How it works

Ephedrine belongs to a class of medications called sympathomimetic agents. It acts by relaxing the air passages and constricting the blood vessels in the nose for relieving nasal congestion and heart for increasing the blood pressure. It also act on brain, which accounts for its use in narcolepsy.

Common side effects

Systemic hypertension (high blood pressure), Insomnia
Theophylline(65mg)

Uses

Theophylline is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma

How it works

Theophylline works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Insomnia, Gastric irritation, Convulsion, Palpitations, Arrhythmia, Tachycardia, Cns stimulation

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Expert advice FOR ASMAPAX DEPOT

  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from diabetes (high blood sugar levels), angle-closure glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems) and difficulty passing urine or kidney impairment.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience skin rashes or bleeding from the stomach or intestine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to ephedrine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are suffering from heart condition (ischemic heart disease), hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperthyroidism and prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate gland).
  • Children below 1 year should not consume this drug.

Frequently asked questions FOR ASMAPAX DEPOT

Ephedrine

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Is ephedrine dangerous/safe?
Ephedrine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Is ephedrine illegal/ controlled substance?
Ephedrine is legal. Ephedrine is not currently classified as a controlled substance.

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Is ephedrine a stimulant?
Yes, ephedrine is a stimulant

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Does ephedrine raise blood pressure?
Yes, ephedrine may increase blood pressure. It is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension) caused during spinal or epidural anesthesia

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Does ephedrine cause hair loss/ drowsiness/ constipation/ acne/ weight loss?
No, ephedrine is not known to cause hair loss, drowsiness, constipation, acne or weight loss. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q.

Does ephedrine burn muscle/help lose weight?
Ephedrine is known to cause weight loss. However, it is not widely used as a treatment for weight loss.

Theophylline

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Is theophylline a steroid/ corticosteroid/ phosphodiesterase inhibitor/ stimulant/ antibiotic/ beta agonist/ bronchodilator/ used for COPD?
Theophylline (also available as Unicontin) is a xanthine derivative and a nonselective phosphodiesterase inhibitor. It is a stimulant; not an antibiotic or beta agonist. Theophylline is a bronchodilator and used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases

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Does theophylline cause weight gain/ raise blood pressure/ weight loss/ insomnia/ tachycardia/ constipation/ hair loss?
Theophylline may cause increased heart rate, irregular heartbeat, insomnia. However, it is unlikely to cause weight gain, weight loss or hair loss. If any of the above side effects occur while taking theophylline, check with your doctor immediately

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Does theophylline need to weaned/ tapered?
No. Theophylline need not be weaned or tapered.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)