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ASTHACROM 1MG/100MG INHALER

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Composition FOR ASTHACROM

Salbutamol(1 mg),Sodium Cromoglycate(100 mg)

food interaction for ASTHACROM

alcohol interaction for ASTHACROM

pregnancy interaction for ASTHACROM

lactation interaction for ASTHACROM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Asthacrom 1mg/100mg inhaler 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 ASTHACROM

Salbutamol(1 mg)

Uses

Salbutamol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd).

How it works

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

Common side effects

Cough, Respiratory tract inflammation, Throat irritation, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Respiratory tract infection
Sodium Cromoglycate(100 mg)

Uses

Sodium Cromoglycate is used to prevent conjunctivitis and asthma.

How it works

The Sodium cromoglycate works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that may cause inflammation, spasm of muscles of the airways and other symptoms of asthma and allergies.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Blurred vision, Chest tightness, Headache, Skin rash, Stinging in the eyes, Throat irritation

SUBSTITUTES FOR ASTHACROM

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Expert advice FOR ASTHACROM

  • Use salbutamol inhalation exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • Always keep the inhaler upright during the loading of the dose and administration steps.
  • If you can feel a slightly sweet tasting powder in your mouth after inhaling, you have received the dose and the active substance has reached your lungs.
  • During use, regularly wipe the mouthpiece with a fibre-free tissue or soft cloth.
  • Always replace the inhaler cap after you have used the inhaler.
  • Always tell your doctor if you suffer from an over active thyroid gland.
  • Take special precaution if you experience chest pains.
  • Take special care with salbutamol if you suffer from any disease of the heart.

Frequently asked questions FOR ASTHACROM

Salbutamol

Q.

Is salbutamol a steroid/ an antibiotic/ a cough syrup/ a betablocker/ contains steroid/ addictive/ a rescue inhaler?
Salbutamol (also available as Asthalin, Ventolin, Albuterol) is a beta receptor agonist used to prevent and treat wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a rescue inhaler for asthma. It is not a steroid or contains steroid or an antibiotic. It is not an addictive drug

Q.

Does salbutamol need prescription?
Yes. Salbutamol is available only by prescription

Q.

Is salbutamol safe/ safe for babies?
Salbutamol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Does salbutamol cause drowsiness/ increased heart rate/ increase blood pressure/ weight gain?
Salbutamol may cause light headedness, increased heart rate or increased blood pressure; however it is not known to cause drowsiness or weight gain. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

Sodium Cromoglycate

Q.

Is sodium cromoglycate an antihistamine?
No. Sodium cromoglycate has no known effect on chemical substances called histamine or its receptors in the body

Q.

Is sodium cromoglycate a steroid?
It does not have structure or mechanism of action similar to steroids

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How does sodium cromoglycate work?
It works by inhibiting the release of allergy causing chemicals from specialized cells called ‘mast cells' (present in eyes, nose, air passages, along the digestive tract etc.) and thus interferes with the development and progression of allergic reactions

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Does sodium cromoglycate cause drowsiness?
No. Sodium cromoglycate does not cause drowsiness.

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