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Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule is used for the treatment of asthma and 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.

Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule is taken without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, headache, sweating, skin rash, tremor, muscle cramps, restlessness, and increased heart rate. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects.

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. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Shwas Capsule

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Skin rash
  • Tremor
  • Muscle cramp
  • Restlessness
  • Palpitations
  • Increased heart rate

How to use Shwas Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Shwas Capsule works

Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule is a combination of three medicines: Bromhexine, salbutamol, theophylline. Salbutamol and theophylline are bronchodilators which relax the muscles in the airways and widen the airways. Bromhexine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule may cause side effects such as dizziness, increased or uneven heart rate, muscle cramps or muscle pain. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Shwas 8 mg/2.4 mg/100 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

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References
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