Q. What would happen if I take higher than the recommended dose of Brethmol?
Taking a higher than the recommended dose of Brethmol may cause seizures, chest pain, nervousness, headache, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness and lack of energy. High doses of Brethmol may also cause fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat, uncontrollable shaking of any part of the body and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. In any such case, seek immediate medical attention.
Q. Is it safe to take Brethmol if I have heart disease?
Yes, but its use depends on the severity of your heart problem. If you experience chest pain or any other symptom of worsening heart disease while taking Brethmol, you should seek immediate medical advice.
Q. Being a diabetic, what should I remember while taking Brethmol?
Brethmol may cause blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, your doctor may adjust your dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines. Keep a regular check on your blood glucose levels and do not miss any appointments.
Q. I have started using Brethmol and I am experiencing headaches and shakiness. Is this because of Brethmol and will these go away?
It could be due to Brethmol. For headaches, drink plenty of water, get sufficient rest and avoid alcohol. Usually headaches go away after a week. If they persist for a long time, contact your doctor. Feeling shaky is a common side effect of Brethmol and goes away after sometime.
Q. When should I take Brethmol?
Use Brethmol as and when you need it. Brethmol relieves the symptoms of asthma like coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. You can also take it to prevent asthma attacks in circumstances where you know it may occur, example after strenuous exercise or unavoidable exposure to allergen.
Q. Can I smoke if I have been prescribed Brethmol?
No, you should not smoke while taking Brethmol. Smoking irritates the lungs. Especially in asthmatics, it makes breathing more difficult. Take advice from your doctor if you are finding it hard to avoid smoking.
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.