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, warnings and its storage instructions . 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
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?
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