Cipla Inc Ltd, Asthalin belongs to the short-acting beta 2 agonists group of drugs. It is predominantly used in the treatment of asthma and other chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders.
Asthalin Syrup Composition and Nature:
Listed below are the active components (salts) of Asthalin syrup 2mg/5mg:
Salbutamol - 2 Mg or 5 Mg.
Asthalin Syrup Uses:
Asthalin is primarily prescribed for the treatment of the below mentioned health conditions:
Acute asthma, a condition characterised by sudden and severe difficulty in breathing.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Bronchitis induced inflammation of the walls of the airway which makes breathing difficult.
Lung ailments that inhibit airflow and cause difficulties in breathing.
Chronic respiratory disorders
Severe allergic reactions
Prevention of asthma symptoms caused by excess physical activity and other related conditions.
Apart from the ailments listed above, Asthalin may sometimes be prescribed to pregnant women to delay or prevent labour in cases where there is a high possibility of premature birth also known as preterm labour.
Always use this medication only in the dose, frequency and duration prescribed by a doctor, which is decided after a careful consideration of your age, gender, weight and any other pre-existing medical conditions.
Check the label for instructions on directions of use. Shake it well and measure the quantity in a measuring cup before consuming.
Asthalin is to be taken on an empty stomach.
It is advisable to keep your doctor informed in case you do not see any visible improvement in your condition after use.
In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. In case it is already time for the next dose, it is advisable to skip the missed dose to avoid an overdose.
In case of an accidental or intentional overdose, it is strongly advised to report to your doctor without any delay, especially on spotting symptoms like chest pain, trembling, increased heart beat, convulsions and fainting.
The mode of action of Asthalin is explained below:
It is a bronchodilator which eases breathing by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the small airways (that are swollen) that lead to the lungs, thus improving the amount of air that flows to and from the lungs.
Asthalin Syrup Related Warnings and Precautions:
This drug is not recommended for use in patients with a history of allergy to Salbutamol or any other components of this drug.
There isn’t enough evidence to suggest the safety of this drug for pregnant women; hence it should be used only if absolutely necessary and under a doctor’s supervision, so that the resulting benefits and possible risks are weighed.
This drug is not recommended for nursing mothers as its effects on the breastfeeding infant are not clinically founded. If it is must for the mother to take this medicine, she is likely to be advised by the doctor to stop nursing the child.
It is vital for the patient to keep the doctor informed of any vitamins, herbal supplements or other medications being taken for any pre-existing or likely health conditions as these may alter the effects of Salbutamol. Hence, your doctor may need to adjust the dose accordingly.
It is also important to keep the doctor informed if you are expecting, planning pregnancy or have any upcoming surgeries while on this medication to avoid future complications.
This medicine should be used with caution and only under the strict supervision of a doctor by patients with hypokalemia,
, heart ailments, blood vessels ailments, high BP, severe
, arrhythmias, kidney and liver ailments or those with a potassium deficiency or allergy to milk proteins.
Elderly and children should be given this drug with utmost caution as they are at a significantly higher risk of this drug’s side effects.
It is advisable to avoid driving or operating machines soon after taking this medicine as it may cause drowsiness.
Asthalin Syrup Substitutes :
The below syrups have the same strength, form and composition as Asthalin and can be used as its substitutes:
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