What is Bambudil (Bambuterol) used for?
Bambudil (Bambuterol) is an oral medication used as a long term treatment for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication interacts with beta 2 receptors in the lungs to relax the airways, allowing the patient to breathe more easily. It should be noted that this medication is meant for the long term prevention of asthma attacks and is not meant to be used in the event of an emergency. Always keep an emergency inhaler on hand for these cases.
How should I use Bambudil (Bambuterol)?
Bambudil (Bambuterol) is normally taken at a dosage of one tablet taken each day, but your particular instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask you pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Bambudil (Bambuterol)?
The use of Bambudil (Bambuterol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring medical attention are severe muscle cramps, unexpected narrowing of the airways, severe nausea, low potassium levels, or signs of an allergic reaction such as skin rashes, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Inform your doctor about any worrying symptoms you experience to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Bambudil (Bambuterol) should not be used to treat patients who are lactose intolerant, young children, or who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, liver cirrhosis, or severely decreased liver function. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, thyrotoxicosis, severe asthma, angina, arrhythmias, heart failure, an overactive thyroid gland, or if you are preparing to go under general anaesthetic for an operation. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Bambudil (Bambuterol) 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.
Bambudil (Bambuterol) 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.