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Spirolast Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Spirolast Tablet

Spirolast Tablet is used to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (group of lung disorders in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked) and chronic bronchitis. It opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

This medicine is not effective for sudden attacks of breathlessness. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. You should not stop this medicine without consulting the doctor even if you feel better. If you are suffering from any severe medical condition like HIV, cancer or depression than it is better to avoid this medicine. It is important to inform doctor about your current medical condition.

Some people may experience dizziness after taking it, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Weight loss is also seen as side effect of this medicine. But, you may get help by increasing your diet or consulting with a dietitian.

Spirolast Tablet side effects

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

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

How Spirolast Tablet works

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

Spirolast Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Spirolast Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Spirolast Tablet 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Spirolast Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Spirolast Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Spirolast Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Spirolast Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Spirolast Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Spirolast Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Spirolast Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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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 Spirolast

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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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FAQs

Q. Is Spirolast a methylxanthine?

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

Q. Is Spirolast available in India?

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

Q. Is Spirolast a steroid/ narcotic?

No. Spirolast 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 Spirolast used for?

Spirolast 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 Spirolast work?

Spirolast 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 Spirolast take to work?

Spirolast 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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