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Brolin 100mg Capsule SR

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Brolin 100mg Capsule SR is used to treat and prevent symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which flow of air to the lung is blocked). It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages, thus widening it and making it easier to breathe.

Brolin 100mg Capsule SR can be taken with the food in evening. But take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit.  The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms.  You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Do not miss even a single dose, if in any case, you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember or better to skip the missed dose and continue with regular dosing. It does not work immediately or prevent the already started breathing trouble, hence always carry your medical inhaler with you for an emergency.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, headache, vomiting, and abdominal upset or discomfort. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, it is advised not to consume alcohol or do not smoke while on treatment.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease or if you have heart-related problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before starting the treatment. 

Side effects of Brolin Capsule SR

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 Brolin

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Restlessness

How to use Brolin Capsule SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Brolin 100mg Capsule SR is to be taken with food.

How Brolin Capsule SR works

Brolin 100mg Capsule SR is a mucolytic and bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and also thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to breathe.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Brolin 100mg Capsule SR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Brolin 100mg Capsule SR during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Brolin 100mg Capsule SR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Brolin 100mg Capsule SR does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Brolin 100mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Brolin 100mg Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Brolin 100mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Brolin 100mg Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Brolin Capsule SR?

If you miss a dose of Brolin 100mg Capsule SR, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Brolin 100mg Capsule SR for prevention and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • It should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
  • Your doctor may take regular blood test to monitor potassium level and the level of this medicine in your body.
  • Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney, liver or heart disease, or if you have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Xanthinic Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

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. Does birth control pills have any effect on Brolin 100mg Capsule SR?

If you are taking birth control pills, dose of Brolin 100mg Capsule SR need to be reduced as birth control pills may interfere with clearance of Brolin 100mg Capsule SR, increasing its levels and chances of side effects.

Q. How should Brolin 100mg Capsule SR be taken?

Brolin 100mg Capsule SR should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. To avoid an upset stomach it should be taken with food.

Q. Is it okay to take furosemide along with Brolin 100mg Capsule SR?

One should take proper caution if you are taking furosemide along with Brolin 100mg Capsule SR. This is because the combined use of these medicines may decrease the levels of potassium. Hence, regular monitoring of potassium levels is required.

Q. When should Brolin 100mg Capsule SR be avoided?

Brolin 100mg Capsule SR should be avoided in patients who are allergic to ambroxol, Brolin 100mg Capsule SR, or theophylline. Along with that, patients suffering from low blood pressure, irregular heart beats or rhythm or history of heart attack, liver disease or kidney disorder should avoid taking Brolin 100mg Capsule SR.

Q. Is Brolin 100mg Capsule SR the same as theophylline?

Brolin 100mg Capsule SR comprises of theophylline-7 acetate and ambroxol which makes it effective in making the mucus more fluid and clearing the airways easily, thereby making breathing easier. This effect of Brolin 100mg Capsule SR works as an added advantage over theophylline. Moreover, it also reduces the need for other medicine used to treat asthma, like salbutamol.

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