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Tulobuterol is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD - a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long term poor airflow).

How it works

Tulobuterol belongs to the class of drugs called as bronchodilators. It works by enlarging the bronchial tubes to relieve breathing difficulty thereby relieving the symptoms associated with asthma and COPD.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Allergic dermatitis, Dizziness, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Muscle cramp, Tachycardia, Tremor, Vasodilation


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Expert advice

  • Apply tulobuterol transdermal patch once daily on chest, back, or upper arm as per the specified dosage regimen.
  • Before using a transdermal skin patch, clean and dry the application site.
  • Always use new site for patch application to avoid skin irritation.
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperthyroidism (increased levels of thyroid hormone), atopic dermatitis (skin allergies and inflammation) and heart conditions such as irregular heartbeat and myocardial insufficiency (poor functioning of the heart muscles).
  • Seek medical attention if you experience sudden difficulty in breathing (dyspnea), flushing, swelling of the lips and face (angioedema) and skin rashes (urticaria).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not take if you are allergic to tulobuterol or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if you are suffering from tumor of the adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma).
  • Do not give to infants less than 6 months of age.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)