INFORMATION ABOUT ACEBROPHYLLINE
Acebrophylline is used in the treatment and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
How Acebrophylline works
Acebrophylline is a mucolytic and bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles of the airways and also thins and loosens mucus, making it easier to breathe.
Common side effects of Acebrophylline
Nausea, Vomiting, Drowsiness, Heartburn, Increased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite, Rash, Itching, Constipation, Diarrhea, Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal distension, Esophageal bleeding, Red spots or bumps, Breathing problems, Nasal inflammation, Dizziness
Drug-Drug Interaction: ACEBROPHYLLINE may interact with water pills (furosemide), medicines used to treat gout (allopurinol), antacid (cimetidine), antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, amoxicillin, doxycycline), drugs used to lower high blood pressure (diltiazem, verapamil), heart-related medicines (isoprenaline), anthelmintic (thiabendazole), corticosteroids (prednisone) and oral contraceptives (ethinylestradiol).
EXPERT ADVICE FOR ACEBROPHYLLINE
You have been prescribed Acebrophylline for prevention and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
It should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the evening after food.
It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Always keep a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler with you.
Your doctor may take regular blood test to monitor potassium level and the level of this medicine in your body.
Notify your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney, liver or heart disease, or if you have a smoking history. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
ACEBROPHYLLINE is a bronchodilator and mucolytic (mucus thinner) agent that is used to treat symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). ACEBROPHYLLINE works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Additionally, ACEBROPHYLLINE helps in thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in lungs, windpipe and nose. Thereby, it helps to cough out easily and makes breathing easier by opening airways. ACEBROPHYLLINE helps to prevent an asthma attack and exercise freely if it is taken before exercise.
Directions for Use
Tablet/Capsule: Take it with food to avoid stomach upset or as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it. Syrup: Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take it in doses as prescribed by your doctor with the help of a measuring cup.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of ACEBROPHYLLINE
- Stomach discomfort
- Skin rash