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General Information on Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline

Generic Name : Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline

Pronunciation : met- a- proe- ter- e- nole

Latest prescription information about Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline. 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.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline

India- Alupent.
International- Alupent, Metaprel.

Other Name(s) of Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline

Orciprenaline

Why is Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma and other respiratory diseases. It relaxes the muscles in the airways and improves breathing.  

When should Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with fast heartbeat, abnormal heart rhythm and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline?

Inhaler: The usual single dose is two to three inhalations.
Oral: 20 mg 3 to 4 times a day.

How should Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline be taken?

It comes as a tablet and inhaler to inhale by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, high blood pressure, seizures, diabetes, overactive thyroid, adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma), any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Monitor lung function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline?

Headache, dizziness, palpitations, gastrointestinal distress, tremor, throat irritation, nausea, vomiting, cough and asthma exacerbation.

What are the other precautions for Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Metaproterenol / Orciprenaline?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15C- 25C). Avoid excess humidity.

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