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Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap

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Product introduction

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap is a combination of two medicines that opens the airways and makes it easier to breathe. It is used in the treatment of asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked).

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 asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may get worse. It should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (reliever). 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 nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, fungal infections in the mouth, headache, hoarseness of voice, sore throat, cough, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle, or joint) pain, and increased heart rate. If you get there, do not stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can help 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 that can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them. In general, you should be trying to avoid situations that make your asthma worse (your triggers) and try not to smoke.

Ask your doctor whether it’s safe to take this medicine if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. 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.

Benefits of Rheoran SF Capsule

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap helps the airways in your lungs stay open. It relaxes 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.

Side effects of Rheoran SF Capsule

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 Rheoran SF

  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Fungal infection of oropharynx
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations
  • Voice change

How to use Rheoran SF Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

How Rheoran SF Capsule works

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap is a combination of two medicines: Salmeterol and Fluticasone Propionate. Salmeterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Fluticasone Propionate is a steroid. It works by stopping the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap 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

What if you forget to take Rheoran SF Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap, use 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

  • 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 Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

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FAQs

Q. What is Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap?

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap is an inhalation medication that helps in reducing symptoms associated with obstructive airway diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Q. How does Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap work?

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap contains salmeterol, a long-acting beta-2-adrenergic agonist and fluticasone, a corticosteroid. Salmeterol relaxes bronchial smooth muscles causing bronchodilation and fluticasone reduces inflammation.

Q. Is Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap a controller or a reliever medication?

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap is a controller medication to be used on a regular basis as prescribed by the doctor. It does not help to relive the sudden worsening of respiratory symptoms.

Q. Does Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap contain steroids?

Yes, it contains steroids that are effective in improving breathing difficulty due to COPD and asthma. Inhaled corticosteroids have a lower side effect profile as compared to steroid injections and tablets.

Q. Does Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap increase heart rate?

Some individuals taking Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap may experience an increase in heart rate. If this occurs, one should contact his/her doctor immediately.

Q. What are the side effects of Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap?

The most common side effects of Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap are upper respiratory infection, headache, throat irritation, hoarseness and voice changes, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

Q. Is Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap addictive?

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap is not at all addictive. It is a very effective and useful medicine for people suffering from breathing difficulties due to asthma and COPD.

Q. Will Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap be more effective if taken more frequently?

No, you should not take Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap more frequently than recommended by your doctor. It will increase the risk of side effects rather than providing additional therapeutic benefits. However, if you feel the symptoms are not relieved by the given doses, consult the doctor for reevaluation.

Q. What happens if I miss the dose of Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap?

The missed dose can be taken as soon as possible. If it is time for the next dose, take the scheduled dosing and skip the missed dose.

Q. Is there a particular breathing technique to be followed while using Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap?

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap is a breath actuated inhaler (BAI), hence it is very easy to use. It overcomes the issue of patient coordination of actuation with inhalation. Refer to its leaflet or speak to your doctor to understand how to use the inhaler.

Q. Can I use Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap if I am diabetic?

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap may cause an increase in blood sugar levels, hence the blood sugar levels should be cautiously monitored. Consult your doctor for further information.

Q. What precautions should one take while using Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap?

Always use the Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap in the right way. If any worsening of symptoms or side effects occurs, inform your doctor about it. Rinse your mouth with water after using the inhaler every time. Maintain good oral hygiene.

Q. What are the instructions for storage of Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap?

Rheoran SF 50 mcg/500 mcg Octacap should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. It should be kept away from the reach of children and pets.

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