Q. Does birth control pills have any effect on Afasma?
If you are taking birth control pills, dose of Afasma need to be reduced as birth control pills may interfere with clearance of Afasma, increasing its levels and chances of side effects.
Q. How should Afasma be taken?
Afasma should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. To avoid an upset stomach it should be taken with food.
Q. Is it okay to take furosemide along with Afasma?
One should take proper caution if you are taking furosemide along with Afasma. This is because the combined use of these medicines may decrease the levels of potassium. Hence, regular monitoring of potassium levels is required.
Q. When should Afasma be avoided?
Afasma should be avoided in patients who are allergic to ambroxol, Afasma, or theophylline. Along with that, patients suffering from low blood pressure, irregular heart beats or rhythm or history of heart attack, liver disease or kidney disorder should avoid taking Afasma.
Q. Is Afasma the same as theophylline?
Afasma comprises of theophylline-7 acetate and ambroxol which makes it effective in making the mucus more fluid and clearing the airways easily, thereby making breathing easier. This effect of Afasma works as an added advantage over theophylline. Moreover, it also reduces the need for other medicine used to treat asthma, like salbutamol.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.