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ASMAPAX DEPOT TABLET

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Composition FOR ASMAPAX DEPOT

Ephedrine(50mg),Theophylline(65mg)

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lactation interaction for ASMAPAX DEPOT

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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.
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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 (difficulty in sleeping)
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, Vomiting, Headache, Abdominal upset, Restlessness

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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

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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 phosphodiesterase inhibitor?
Yes, theophylline is a phosphodiesterase enzyme inhibitor. It mainly inhibits phosphodiesterase III and to a lesser extent phosphodiesterase IV enzymes. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways which opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

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Is theophylline available?
Theophylline is available for use in the treatment of diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it is a prescription drug and should be used as advised by your doctor.

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Is theophylline dangerous?
Theophylline is a relatively safe drug if used as advised by your doctor. It is not devoid of side effects, especially if an overdose has been taken. An overdose can cause stomach pains and make you feel sick. It can cause fast or irregular heartbeat, make you feel very restless or cause a fit. It should always be taken as advised by the doctor.

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Is theophylline a steroid?
No, theophylline is not a steroid. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilates the airway.

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Is theophylline an antibiotic?
Theophylline is not an antibiotic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilates the airway.

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Is theophylline a controlled drug?
Theophylline is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug and is available only when prescribed by your doctor.

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Is theophylline a diuretic?
No, theophylline is not a diuretic. It belongs to the class of drugs called methylxanthines and dilates the airway.

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Is theophylline being discontinued?
Theophylline is not being discontinued. It is available in the market for the treatment of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma when prescribed by a doctor.

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Is theophylline a stimulant?
Theophylline has stimulant effects on the central nervous system (can cause nervousness, excitation, agitation, insomnia, tremors, and, seizures or fits) and on the heart muscle (tachycardia, palpitations, arrhythmia) in very high doses. Talk to your doctor if have these problems as it could be due to an overdose.

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Is theophylline still used?
Theophylline is still used and available for use in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma when prescribed by a doctor.

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Does theophylline raise blood pressure?
Theophylline is not known to increase the blood pressure. However, if you experience any changes in your blood pressure while taking theophylline, consult your doctor.

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Does theophylline cause tachycardia (increased heart rate)?
Tachycardia (increase in heart rate) is a side effect associated with the use of theophylline in high doses. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in your heart rate while using the drug.

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Does theophylline cause weight loss or weight gain?
Theophylline use is not associated with weight loss or weight gain. However, consult your doctor if you notice any changes in weight while taking the drug as it could be due to other underlying conditions.

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Does theophylline cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Theophylline use may cause insomnia. If you experience any sleep disturbances while using the drug, consult your doctor.

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Does theophylline cause constipation?
Theophylline is not known to cause constipation. However, its use has been associated with diarrhea. Consult your doctor if you experience any change in your bowel habits.

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Does theophylline need to be tapered?
Theophylline dose need not be tapered. Therapy can be ended without tapering the drug. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose, timings, and duration of taking the medicine.

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Does theophylline have caffeine in it?
No, theophylline does not have caffeine in it. Both are different drugs belonging to the same class known as methylxanthines.

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Does theophylline cause hair loss?
Theophylline use is not associated with hair loss. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)