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Bigbro 100 MG Tablet

Manufactured byIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Description
Bigbro 100 MG Tablet is an effective bronchodilator medicine used to treat blockage, swelling, and irritation associated with bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Bigbro 100 MG Tablet

  • Abdominal discomfort and distension
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Skin rash
  • Increase in white blood cell count
  • Drowsiness
  • Swelling of the eyes, ears, and inside of nose
  • Fever with chills
  • Headache
  • Numbness of the hands
  • Sleeplessness
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness

Uses of Bigbro 100 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary based on the individual.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to acebrophylline or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Acute myocardial infarction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have recently suffered a heart attack and are making a recovery due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Other diseases

Report the instance of any disease of the heart and blood vessels, brain, thyroid glands, gastrointestinal tract, etc. to the doctor before receiving this medicine. This medicine should be used with caution and any disease worsening symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

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

Smoking

This medicine tends to be less effective if you smoke or consume tobacco products. Avoid or limit the uptake of tobacco products while taking this medicine.

Caffeine

Consumption of caffeine while taking this medicine may cause certain side effects to appear. Avoid or limit the uptake of caffeine or caffeine products while taking this medicine.

Use in the elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly as the risk of adverse effects are significantly higher.

Missed Dose

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

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

Allopurinol

Carbamazepine

Phenytoin

Propranolol

Cimetidine

Azithromycin

Disease interactions

Hypotension or cardiogenic shock

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having low blood pressure or other associated complications of the heart due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Report any incidence of fainting, headache, tiredness to the doctor. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Heart and blood vessel disorder

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a disease of the heart and blood vessels due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Suitable tests must be performed to ensure the safe and effective use of this medicine in such cases. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver/kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney/liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney/liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from seizures due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Avoid the consumption of tobacco and marijuana while taking this medicine. The risk of adverse effects is high even with secondhand smoking.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking this medicine before completion of the course/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 the smooth muscles of the airways in the lung and windpipe. It also regulates the production and movement of mucus from the windpipe. It also acts on certain substances that cause irritation and swelling of the airways.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Methylxanthines

Schedule

Schedule H

Acebrophylline [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 8 April 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/176595

Acebrophylline: an airway mucoregulator and anti-inflammatory agent. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 8 April 2020]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17695695
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