This medication is a bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. It relaxes muscles in lungs, decreases the sensitivity of lungs to allergens and increases the contractions of diaphragm.
Contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcer, gastritis and hypersensitivity to the drug.
Adult- 4.7 mg/kg orally every 8 hours.
Child 1-9 years: 6.2 mg/kg orally every 6 hours.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney, liver disease, seizures, stomach/intestinal ulcer, thyroid problems, cystic fibrosis, fluid in the lungs, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Allergic reactions such as difficulty in breathing, throat irritation, swelling of lips, tongue, face or hives.
• Miscellaneous : Seizures, irregular heartbeat, nausea or vomiting.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature, keep away from excess moisture.
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