Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate)
What is Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate) used for?
Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate) is an oral bronchodilator prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication relaxes the airways to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions. It is important to note that this medication is only meant to be used to prevent asthma attacks from occurring and should not be used in the event of an attack, so it is recommended to always keep an emergency inhaler on hand.
How should I use Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate)?
Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate) is normally administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not crush, split, or chew the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate)?
Some patients using Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include tremors, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, low potassium levels, severe muscle cramps, hypertension, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any unusual symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to sodium metabisulphate, or who have irregular heartbeats or cardiovascular disease. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, a tumour affecting the adrenal gland, hyperthyroidism, or a structural deformity of the heart or veins. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Alupent (Orciprenaline Sulphate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.