Bambuterol

Description

Bambuterol is a bronchodilator medicine that is used to relieve symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, etc. associated with asthma. It is used either alone or in a combination with other medicines for the regular treatment of asthma and other breathing problems. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from an acute attack of asthma.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Bambuterol

  • Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • Severe skin rash and hives
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Increased thirst
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Cramps and muscle spasm
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Agitation
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Increased blood sugar levels

Uses of Bambuterol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchospasm
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the possible risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to bambuterol or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the possible risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.
General warnings

Use in pediatrics

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in children and only under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age.

Seizure disorder

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizure disorder due to the increased risk of recurrent seizures. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Glaucoma

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate patient education, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Heart diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing heart diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function, vital signs, or electrolyte levels may be necessary based on the clinical condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hyperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing hyperthyroidism due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of thyroid hormone levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Driving and operating machinery

This medicine may cause symptoms such as drowsiness, dizziness, a shakiness of arms and legs, muscle stiffness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you report all your current medicines, including any herbs and supplements, to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take/administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Prednisolone

Propranolol

Furosemide

Clozapine

Carvedilol

Labetalol

Moxifloxacin

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. These side effects may include increased heart rate, alterations in blood pressure, palpitations, etc. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of alterations in blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizure disorder due to the increased risk of recurrent seizures. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Hypokalemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from electrolyte disturbances due to the increased risk of low potassium levels (hypokalemia). Report any symptoms such as shortness of breath, muscle weakness, changes in heart rate, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/administer this medicine exactly as directed by the doctor. Do not take/administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing and opening the blocked air passages leading to the lungs. This improves airflow into the lungs and makes breathing easier.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Adrenergic bronchodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1652.pdf

Bambuterol [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Bambuterol

Bambuterol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01408

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Information on this page was last updated on 17 Sep 2018

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