Orciprenaline

Description

Orciprenaline is a bronchodilator medicine that is used to relieve symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, etc. caused by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Orciprenaline

  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Orciprenaline

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute asthma
  • Asthma - Maintenance
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-Acute
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-Maintenance
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30-45 minutes of oral administration.
  • Duration of effect
    This medicine remains effective for up to 2-6 hours upon oral administration.
  • 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 risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.
  • Usage 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 taking/using this medicine.

Allergy

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

Tachycardia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with tachycardia (increased heart rate) due to a heart condition, since it may worsen 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 taking/using 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 taking/using this medicine.
General warnings

Hypertension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood pressure levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate patient education, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hyperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hyperthyroidism (a condition where the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormones) 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.

Hypokalemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from electrolyte disturbances due to the increased risk of low blood 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.

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.

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.

Missed Dose

Oral form: Take 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. Inhaler/Solution: Use 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

Amitriptyline

Hydrochlorothiazide

Carvedilol

Amiodarone

Metformin

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disorders due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes 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 done in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with seizure disorders due to an increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral form: Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Inhaler/Solution: Use this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course 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

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Adrenergic bronchodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00816

[Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682084.html

Orciprenaline sulfate [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/24835641

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Information on this page was last updated on 23 Apr 2019

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