Bitolterol - Drug Information

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General Information on Bitolterol

Generic Name : Bitolterol

Pronunciation : bye tole' ter ole

Latest prescription information about Bitolterol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Bitolterol

International- Tornalate.

Why is Bitolterol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a bronchodilator, prescribed for the relief of bronchospasm due to asthma and other respiratory diseases. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.

When should Bitolterol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Bitolterol?

The recommended adult dose for treating asthma is 2 inhalations every 8 hours. Maximum dose is 2 inhalations every 4 hours or 3 inhalations every 6 hours.

How should Bitolterol be taken?

It comes as a solution for inhalation, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bitolterol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, liver or kidney problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Bitolterol?

   Allergic reactions : Difficulty in breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of your lips, tongue or face and hives.
   Heart : Chest pain and irregular heart beat.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, sleeplessness, tremor and nervousness.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dry mouth.

What are the other precautions for Bitolterol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Bitolterol?

Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat.
Avoid puncturing the container, and do not discard it in an incinerator or fire.

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