Tulobuterol

Description

Tulobuterol 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 Tulobuterol

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Itching at the application site
  • Redness of skin
  • Skin rash
  • Decrease in potassium levels

Uses of Tulobuterol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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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 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 absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to tulobuterol or any other inactive ingredient present along with it.
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 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 using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

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. 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.

Other medicines

Tulobuterol 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.

Hypokalemia

This medicine may decrease the potassium levels in the blood and should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of potassium levels, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hypertension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure levels) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood pressure levels, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes (increased blood sugar levels) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Heart disorders

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

Missed Dose

Apply 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

Aceclofenac

Verapamil

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the instructions given by your doctor and administer this medicine exactly as advised. Do not administer 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.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

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

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Adrenergic bronchodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

Tulobuterol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 26 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12248

Zuventus Healthcare [Internet]. Zuventus.co.in. 2019 [cited 13 May 2019]. Available from:

http://www.zuventus.co.in/patient_wise_products_selected.aspx?Medi_Id=255

[Internet]. Core.ac.uk. 2018 [cited 26 December 2018]. Available from:

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/81994711.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 14 May 2019

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