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SHWAS 8MG/2.4MG/100MG CAPSULE

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food interaction for SHWAS

alcohol interaction for SHWAS

pregnancy interaction for SHWAS

lactation interaction for SHWAS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Shwas 8mg/2.4mg/100mg capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Shwas 8mg/2.4mg/100mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR SHWAS

Bromhexine(8 mg)

Uses

Bromhexine is used in the treatment of cough

How it works

Bromhexine thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash, Dizziness, Headache
Salbutamol(2.4 mg)

Uses

Salbutamol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

How it works

The Salbutamol works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Cough, Respiratory tract inflammation, Throat irritation, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Respiratory tract infection
Theophylline(100 mg)

Uses

Theophylline is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and asthma

How it works

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

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Insomnia, Gastric irritation, Convulsion, Palpitations, Arrhythmia, Tachycardia, Cns stimulation

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Expert advice FOR SHWAS

  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are suffering from stomach ulcer. You may not be prescribed Bromhexine as it can aggravate your problem.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any liver/kidney disease or asthma.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to Bromhexine or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions FOR SHWAS

Bromhexine

Q.

Is Bromhexine an antihistamine?
No, Bromhexineis not an antihistamine.

Salbutamol

Q.

Is salbutamol a steroid/ an antibiotic/ a cough syrup/ a betablocker/ contains steroid/ addictive/ a rescue inhaler?
Salbutamol (also available as Asthalin, Ventolin, Albuterol) is a beta receptor agonist used to prevent and treat wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a rescue inhaler for asthma. It is not a steroid or contains steroid or an antibiotic. It is not an addictive drug

Q.

Does salbutamol need prescription?
Yes. Salbutamol is available only by prescription

Q.

Is salbutamol safe/ safe for babies?
Salbutamol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Does salbutamol cause drowsiness/ increased heart rate/ increase blood pressure/ weight gain?
Salbutamol may cause light headedness, increased heart rate or increased blood pressure; however it is not known to cause drowsiness or weight gain. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

Theophylline

Q.

Is theophylline a steroid/ corticosteroid/ phosphodiesterase inhibitor/ stimulant/ antibiotic/ beta agonist/ bronchodilator/ used for COPD?
Theophylline (also available as Unicontin) is a xanthine derivative and a nonselective phosphodiesterase inhibitor. It is a stimulant; not an antibiotic or beta agonist. Theophylline is a bronchodilator and used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases

Q.

Does theophylline cause weight gain/ raise blood pressure/ weight loss/ insomnia/ tachycardia/ constipation/ hair loss?
Theophylline may cause increased heart rate, irregular heartbeat, insomnia. However, it is unlikely to cause weight gain, weight loss or hair loss. If any of the above side effects occur while taking theophylline, check with your doctor immediately

Q.

Does theophylline need to weaned/ tapered?
No. Theophylline need not be weaned or tapered.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)