Astinol Inhaler

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Medicine Overview of Astinol Inhaler

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Uses of Astinol Inhaler

Astinol Inhaler is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
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Side effects of Astinol Inhaler

Common

Tremor, Headache, Restlessness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations.

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How to use Astinol 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 Astinol Inhaler works

Astinol inhaler is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and makes breathing easier.

In Depth Information on Astinol Inhaler

Expert advice for Astinol Inhaler

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Astinol Inhaler
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Astinol 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Astinol Inhaler is safe to use during lactation. Human stud
ies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Astinol Inhaler may cause side effects such as dizziness, increased or uneven heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle pain. This may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Astinol
Inhaler in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Astinol
Inhaler in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Salbutamol / Albuterol, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Astinol NA Inhaler

Frequently asked questions for Salbutamol / Albuterol

Astinol (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
Yes. Astinol is available only by prescription
Astinol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Astinol 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.
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Substitutes for Astinol

No substitutes found for this medicine
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