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Alupent

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Generic Name: Orciprenaline sulfate
Product Name: Alupent

Indication

Used for symptom relief during maintenance treatment of asthma and other conditions with reversible airways obstruction

Action

  • Relax bronchial smooth muscle by stimulating beta 2 adrenoreceptors, thus increasing airway diameter
  • Fast onset of action (5-15 minutes)
  • Short duration of action (3-6 hours)

Dose advice

Adults and children: 0.75-1.5mg (1-2 inhalations) as required up to 3-4 times daily.

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

  • Tremor
  • Palpitations
  • Headache

Uncommon side effects

  • Increased heart rate (which can also lead to paroxysmal tachyarrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation or paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia)
  • Muscle cramps
  • Agitation
  • Hyperactivity in childrenInsomnia
  • Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) and hypokalaemia (low blood potassium) when drug taken in high doses

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 31 October, 2015

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