Q. What would happen if I take higher than the recommended dose of Usal?
Taking a higher than the recommended dose of Usal may cause seizures, chest pain, nervousness, headache, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness and lack of energy. High doses of Usal 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 Usal 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 Usal, you should seek immediate medical advice.
Q. Being a diabetic, what should I remember while taking Usal?
Usal 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 Usal and I am experiencing headaches and shakiness. Is this because of Usal and will these go away?
It could be due to Usal. 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 Usal and goes away after sometime.
Q. When should I take Usal?
Use Usal as and when you need it. Usal 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 Usal?
No, you should not smoke while taking Usal. 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 15th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.