Duolin Inhaler is a short-acting adrenergic receptor which is used to treat Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease- COPD. This medicine is also used for the treatment of lungs inflammation, constriction of airways and other related conditions.
Ipratropium and Levosalbutamol
Respiratory disease, Nasal cavity blockage, Asthma, Lung disorder, and Inflammation of the mucous membrane
Cold, Asthma, Skin rash, Irregular, Heartbeat, Bladder outflow obstruction, Cough, Tightness in chest, Itchy rash, Diarrhea, Nausea, Stomach Pain, Hoarseness, Hyperactivity in children, and difficulty in swallowing.
Uses and Benefits of Duolin:
Duolin can be used for the treatment, prevention, and control symptoms associated with the following conditions:
A medical condition of the patient/ health history
Patients with liver or kidney disease should consult the doctor before administering the drug
In case if the symptoms get worst, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention.
Generally, the dosage of Duolin is 2 inhalations, four times a day. Patients may also take additional inhalations if required. Despite, the overall number of inhalations must not exceed 12 in 24 hours.
Duolin should be administered in a fixed quantity and duration prescribed by the doctor. It is advised to continue the prescribed course of Duolin inhaler and not to stop it once the patient feels better.
Missed Dose :
If the patient missed the dose of Duolin, it is advisable to take it as soon as the patient remembers. But if it’s already time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine as per scheduled dosage.
In case the patient overdosed the medicine, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention.
The active ingredients of Duolin are Levosalbutamol and Ipratropium. Levosalbutamol is a bronchodilator that relaxes the muscle in the airways of the lungs and helps in improving the amount of air flow to and from the lungs.
Ipratropium is an anticholinergic which helps to treat the symptoms associated with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It opens up the large and medium airways of the lungs.
It is advised to check the label of the inhaler carefully before use. Shake it well. While the patient is breathing in from the mouth, it is suggested to press the inhaler one time to release the medicine. After inhaling hold the breath for at least 10 seconds. It is advised to inhale the number of puffs as prescribed by the doctor. After inhaling, spit out and rinse the mouth properly with water.
How Duolin works?
It is a combination of two medicines – Ipratropium and Levosalbutamol. Both the medicines work together by relaxing the muscles in the airways.
When is Duolin prescribed?
It is prescribed to treat Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease- COPD, lungs inflammation, constriction of airways and other related conditions.
Precautions and Warning - When to avoid Duolin Inhaler?
If the patient is allergic to any ingredients of Duolin, then it is important to inform the doctor immediately.
Patients should refrain from consuming alcohol while administering Duolin.
Duphaston tablet is safe to consume for women who are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Driving after administering Duolin is not advised, as it could reduce alertness and cause dizziness. As an extension, the use of heavy machinery should also be avoided for the same reasons.
People with high blood pressure and heart diseases must exercise caution while administering Duolin. It is advisable to consult a doctor before administering the medicine for an appropriate alternative or dose adjustment if needed.
The use of Duolin may cause loss of vision pain or discomfort in the eye, visual halos or colored images with red eyes. It is very important to consult a doctor before taking the medicine.
Duolin may not be safe for long-term use as it may lead to dangerously low levels of potassium in the blood. A doctor must be consulted for ascertaining the appropriate dose of the medicine.
Substitutes of Duolin Inhaler:
Combimist-L 50Mcg/20Mcg Inhaler manufactured by Zydus Cadila
Interaction with Alcohol:
It is not recommended to consume alcohol while administering Duolin as it may cause adverse effects such as dizziness and drowsiness.
Interaction with Medicines:
Duolin is not recommended to be taken with medicines listed below as it may cause side effects.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Drugs used for depression
Following are the available variants of Duolin inhaler:
Duolin 1.25mg/500mcg Respules 2.5ml
Duolin LD Respules
Duolin Forte Rotacap
Duolin Forte Inhaler
Duolin 1.25mg/ 500mcg Respules 3ml
How to Store Duolin?
It is suggested to store the medicine in a cool and dry place.
It is not recommended to freeze or refrigerate the solution of the inhaler.
It should be kept away from the reach of the children and pets.
1) What is Duolin inhaler used to treat?
It is used to treat, prevent and control symptoms related to the following conditions:
Nasal cavity blockage
Inflammation of the mucous membrane
2) What is Duolin inhaler used for?
It is used for the treatment of various respiratory conditions such as blockage of the nasal cavity, asthma, lung disorder, and inflammation of the mucous membrane.
3) What are the side effects of Duolin inhaler?
Listed below are the side effects of Duolin:
Fasting pulse rate
Increased blood flow due to extremities
Tightness in the chest
Difficulty with swallowing
Hyperactivity in children
Bladder outflow obstruction
Dryness in mouth
Shortness of breath
4) What should be done when an expired Duolin inhaler is administered?
An expired Duolin dose may not cause any serious harm to your body. But feel free to consult the doctor to ensure safety. It is recommended to check the expiry date before administering the inhaler.
5) What should be done in case a dose of Duolin inhaler is missed?
If a dose of Duolin is missed, it should be administered as soon as possible. But if it is coinciding with the time of the next dosage then it is better to skip the earlier dose.
6) Is it safe to drive while taking Duolin inhaler?
Generally, Duolin induces dizziness and drowsiness, but it is advisable to consult your doctor about this.
7) What should be done when more than the prescribed dose of Duolin inhaler is administered?
In case you have taken above the prescribed dose of Duolin you should consult the doctor immediately for remedial action because this might cause severe bad effects.
8) What are the contraindications associated with the use of Duolin inhaler?
Duolin is not recommended to be taken by patients suffering from the following conditions:
Eclampsia and severe pre-eclampsia intrauterine infection
Intrauterine fetal death
9) What are the appropriate storage requirements for Duolin inhaler?
Following are the appropriate storage requirements for Duolin:
Keep it in a cool and dry place.
Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Keep it away from the reach of children
Keep it away from the reach of pets.
10) What medicine should not be taken with Duolin inhaler?
It is not recommended to be taken with the following medicines as it may cause unwanted side effects:
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