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Filast 500 Tablet


Overview

Filast Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Influenza

How to use Filast Tablet

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. Filast 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Filast Tablet works

Filast 500 Tablet works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Filast Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Filast 500 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Filast 500 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Filast 500 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Filast 500 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Filast 500 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Filast 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Filast 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Filast 500 Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Roflumilast is not effective and should not be used for sudden attacks of breathlessness (acute bronchospasm).
  • You should not take roflumilast if you have a history of depression and suicidal behavior/thoughts.
  • You should have your weight monitored regularly. Stop taking roflumilast and seek advice if you experience unexplained and significant weight loss while on treatment.
  • Roflumilast controls COPD but does not cure it. It is important to continue taking roflumilast even if you feel well unless advised otherwise.
  • Roflumilast may cause dizziness, which can aggravate with alcohol intake. Do not drive or operate any machinery until you feel fine.
  • You should not take roflumilast if you have any serious disease affecting your immune system (HIV, multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) or if you are receiving treatments that act on your immune system for certain cancers or serious infections.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Filast

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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
Lungs Specialist
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
What is chronic pulmonary thromboembolism?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
U can Google for details
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Is Filast a methylxanthine?

No. Filast is not a methylxanthine and works via a different mechanism of action

Q. Is Filast available in India?

Yes. Filast is available in India in the form of 500 mcg tablet

Q. Is Filast a steroid/ narcotic?

No. Filast belongs to a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors. It does not have a chemical structure or effects similar to steroids. It does not induce sleep and is not a narcotic drug

Q. What is Filast used for?

Filast is used as a maintenance treatment for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of lung disorders in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked) in patients with frequent worsening of COPD symptoms (COPD exacerbations) and with long-term inflammation of airways (chronic bronchitis)

Q. How does Filast work?

Filast is used to prevent worsening of symptoms in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of lung disorders in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked) and long-term inflammation of airways (chronic bronchitis)

Q. How long does Filast take to work?

Filast may need to be taken for several weeks to achieve its effects and may vary upon individual response. Please follow advice of your doctor regarding dose and duration.

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References
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