Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler

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Introduction

Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler belongs to a group of medicines called fast-acting bronchodilators or “relievers”. It’s used to treat the symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing, and breathlessness.

Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler is called "reliever" inhalers because they give you quick relief from breathing problems when you need it. In most cases, you will be given another inhaler to prevent your symptoms (a “preventer”) and you should use this regularly every day. Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler works quickly and the effects can last several hours. You can use it at any time of day, but only use it when you notice symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest or you know that you are going to do an activity that can cause breathlessness. When an asthma attack happens, you should take the number of puffs your doctor recommends. There are several types of inhaler devices so make sure you know how to use your inhaler correctly, otherwise, it may not work. Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. If you stop, your breathing problems could get worse.

Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler is generally safe and effective but may cause some common side effects which include tremors, headaches, and tachycardia. These side effects are not often dangerous and should gradually improve as your body gets used to this medicine. There are other rare, side effects and you should call your doctor straight away if you get chest pain, a very bad headache, or very bad dizziness.

Before using Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler, you should tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, a history of heart problems, diabetes, or low levels of potassium in your blood to make sure it is safe. Also, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast-feeding before taking this medicine. This medicine can make you feel dizzy or shaky, therefore, do not drive, use tools, or machinery until you feel better. Avoid smoking as it causes damage to your lungs and will make your condition worse.

Benefits of Asthavent Inhaler

In Asthma

Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler can help prevent the onset of an asthma attack if it is taken before exercise or exposure to some “triggers”. These may include house dust, pollen, pets, and cigarette smoke. This medicine will allow you to exercise more freely without worrying about getting symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It allows you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms. You need to use your inhaler correctly for it to be effective. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or nurse.

In Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Bronchodilators like Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler help the airways in your lungs stay open. They work by relaxing the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor. You need to use your inhaler correctly for it to work properly. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or nurse.

Side effects of Asthavent Inhaler

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Asthavent

  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Tachycardia

How to use Asthavent Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Asthavent Inhaler works

Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Asthavent Inhaler?

If you miss a dose of Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness.
  • The inhalers are called 'reliever' inhalers as they give you quick relief from breathing problems. 
  • Always keep the inhaler upright during loading of the dose and administration steps.
  • If you feel a slightly sweet tasting powder in your mouth after inhaling, you have received the dose and the active substance has reached your lungs.
  • Always replace the inhaler cap after you have used the inhaler.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake, and eating sugarless candy may help.
  • If you need to use Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler more than 3 times a week, it could be a sign that your breathing problem is not well controlled. Talk to your doctor about it.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart diseases or if you experience heart racing, headache, or chest pain.

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Benzyl Alcohols Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Asthavent with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
Old cough at morning last 15 years
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
can be bronchial asthma or COPD consult chest physician
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FAQs

Q. What would happen if I take higher than the recommended dose of Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler?

Taking a higher than the recommended dose of Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler may cause seizures, chest pain, nervousness, headache, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness and lack of energy. High doses of Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler may also cause fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat, uncontrollable shaking of any part of the body, and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. In any such case, seek immediate medical attention.

Q. Is it safe to take Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler if I have heart disease?

Yes, Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler is considered safe, but its use depends on the severity of your heart problem. If you experience chest pain or any other symptom of worsening heart disease while taking Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. Being a diabetic, what should I remember while taking Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler?

Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler may cause blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, your doctor may adjust your dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines. Keep a regular check on your blood glucose levels and do not miss any appointments. Consult your doctor if you experience a sudden rise in blood sugar levels.

Q. I have started using Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler and I am experiencing headaches and shakiness. Is this because of Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler and will these go away?

Yes, it could be due to Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler. Feeling shaky is a common side effect of Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler which goes away after some time. For headaches, drink plenty of water, get sufficient rest and avoid alcohol. Usually headaches go away after a week. If they persist for a long time, contact your doctor.

Q. When should I take Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler?

Use Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler as and when you need it. Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler relieves the symptoms of asthma like coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. You can also take it to prevent asthma attacks in circumstances where you know it may occur (e.g., after strenuous exercise or unavoidable exposure to allergen).

Q. Can I smoke if I have been prescribed Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler?

No, you should not smoke while taking Asthavent 100mcg Inhaler. Smoking irritates the lungs. The medicine may make breathing more difficult, especially in patients who have asthma. Take advice from your doctor if you are finding it hard to avoid smoking.

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