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Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml

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Introduction

Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml is used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked). It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages and making it easier to breathe. It relieves coughing, wheezing and feeling short of breath.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don't have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your COPD may get worse. This medicine should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath. If sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your rescue inhaler. To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it Does not work as well.

The most common side effects are dryness in mouth, shortness of breath, cough, tremor, headache, palpitations, and muscle cramp. If you get there, don’t stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects which can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Duolin Respules

In Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml is a combination of medicines that helps 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.
Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml is a safe and effective medicine. 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 Duolin Respules

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 Duolin

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Breathlessness
  • Cough
  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle cramp

How to use Duolin Respules

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Twist off the top of the respule/transpule and squeeze all the liquid into the nebulizer. It should be used right away after opening.

How Duolin Respules works

Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml is a combination of two medicines: Levosalbutamol and Ipratropium. Levosalbutamol is a bronchodilator while Ipratropium is an anticholinergic. They work by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widen the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml 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
Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml is a combination of two medicines that makes breathing easier for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • This medicine is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing. 
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium level as low oxygen level in the blood (hypoxia) and medicines such as Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

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Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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I have throte infection in last 1 week .take amoxil 500 mg 9 tabs and after ?zze 500 for 3 days but no chance iam working in side ac room
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Get CBC ESR throat check up and chest examined Can be allergic bronchitisNebulise with duolin budecort respules twice daily for 5days
what should be done in Asthma attack he is a Asthamatic patient since last 25 approx years. using 2 neo inhaler 1) Duolin 2) Seritide. Severe attack he has faced for the first time almost breathless. treatment is going on in hospital but my question is in such cases what is to be done primarily ?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
Urgent doses of inhaler - asthalin/ duolin at home and shift to hospital
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FAQs

Q. Are there any medicines which I should avoid while taking Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml?

It is not recommended to use Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml along with other medicines, such as anticholinergic, beta-adrenergic agents, beta-blockers, diuretics, digoxin, MAO inhibitors or anti-depressants.

Q. Will Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms do not get relieved by the recommended doses, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights, or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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