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Ventirex 2 mg Syrup

Manufactured byUnimarck Healthcare Ltd.
ContainsSalbutamol
Description

Ventirex 2 mg Syrup is a bronchodilator medicine that is used to relieve the symptoms of bronchospasm such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, breathing difficulties, coughing, etc., in respiratory diseases like bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ventirex 2 mg Syrup

  • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Skin rash and spotting
  • Agitation and anxiety
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain and cramps
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty in passing urine

Uses of Ventirex 2 mg Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchospasm
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 minutes.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3 to 6 hours.
  • 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 necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking 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 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 salbutamol or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

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.

Other diseases

Report the past/present incidence of all diseases including heart and blood vessel disorders, electrolyte imbalances, any disease associated with the thyroid and other glands, etc. to the doctor. All disease conditions should be considered before therapy with this medicine is initiated.

Hypokalemia

The use of this medicine may cause a decrease in blood potassium levels and hence, it should be administered with caution in patients suffering from hypokalemia. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Paradoxical bronchospasm

The use of this medicine has been associated with worsening of asthma symptoms in some instances. Contact your doctor immediately if breathing becomes more difficult after using this medicine. It is advised to discontinue this medicine immediately in such cases.

Excessive use

This medicine is strictly recommended for use in the prescribed quantities only; excessive use may cause severe adverse effects and may prove fatal in extremely rare cases.

Milk protein allergy

This medicine should not be used in patients who have a history of allergy to milk proteins.

Use in elderly

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

Missed Dose

Take/Administer 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. Symptoms of an overdose may include dry mouth, shaking, chest pain, increased heart rate, convulsions, and fainting.
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

Atenolol

Ketoconazole

Mifepristone

Propranolol

Xylometazoline

Furosemide

Hydrochlorothiazide

Insulin

Formoterol

Azithromycin

Disease interactions

Heart 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 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.

Hypokalemia

The use of this medicine has been associated with a decrease in blood potassium levels (hypokalemia). Hence, it should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from hypokalemia, a disorder where potassium levels in the body are very low. Regular monitoring of blood potassium levels 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.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a 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.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
This medicine should be used with caution if you use mineral oil (castor oil) as a laxative. The risk of adverse effects are significantly high and hence patient should be reported before starting the treatment course with this medicine.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administer this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not take/administer in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable 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

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

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Adrenergic bronchodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

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