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Berotec MDI

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Generic Name:
Product Name: Berotec MDI

Indication

Used for acute asthmaUsed for symptom relief during maintenance treatment of asthma and other conditions with reversible airways obstructionUsed for protection against exercise induced asthma

Action

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

Dose advice

100-200mcg (1-2 inhalations) as required or 5-15 minutes before exercise. Repeat 3-4 times daily as necessary.

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

TremorPalpitationsHeadache

Uncommon side effects

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

 

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 30 January, 2014


Created by: myVMC