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Arformoterol Tartrate is a well known drug used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Bronchodilators are the medicines that help in opening up the air passages in the lungs. This all help decreasing the symptoms of coughing, wheezing, breath shortness and trouble breathing. It is available in the form of Respules dosage forms.
In this, drug is present in a nebulising suspension or liquid in the set of vials. With the help of nebulizer, the liquid form of drug is converted into a mist for inhalation. Through nebulizer, drug is inhaled and it produces effect at the site of action. This is one of the most preferred ways of taking drug as it offers fast mode of action and reduces its systemic side effects.
The ailments it is used for:
Arformoterol Tartrate is used in prevention of bronchospasm associated with reversible COPD, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Understanding the drug Arformoterol Tartrate Respules:
How it works?
It is a rapid acting beta -2 receptor agonists as it stimulates them and causes smooth muscle relaxation. Its main goal is to stop the production of inflammatory chemicals that constantly blocks the airways and hinders smooth breathing activities. This ingredient helps in relaxing the constricted bronchioles and prevents unwanted symptoms like wheezing, coughing and choking.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Arformoterol Tartrate if:
How much to take?
Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor. In case of any confusion, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
What are the strengths available?
Arformoterol Tartrate is available in one strength combination available on our website:
Who is the manufacturer?
Foratec Respules is manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals ltd, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our website in the pack of 5 and 15 Respules.
How to take?
The ampoule is taken out from the aluminum foil and contents are emptied into the nebulizer. Always use clean and dirt free nebulizer. The nebulizer filled with the drug is attached with the air pump and is inhaled by the patient. Once an ampoule is opened, use the drug immediately. Always keep the record of the date which you open the foil, consume the unused ampoules within 2 weeks.
After use, completely clean the used nebulizer, mouthpiece and mask. Rinse your mouth in order to avoid any infection. Always read the instructions mentioned in a leaflet. In case of any doubt, consult with your concerned Physician or Pharmacist.
When to take?
Take the medicine as prescribed by the Doctor. Always try to take the dose at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing a dose.
For how long should it be taken?
Take the medicine as per Doctor’s instructions. Abrupt discontinuation can produce unwanted reactions. This drug is meant to be taken on regular basis, so keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the Doctor.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, talk to Doctor or Poisons information centre for advice. Take medical help as early as possible.
What if you miss the dose?
Consult your Doctor if you miss the Dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up.
What are the side effects?
Every drug has some side effects associated with it. Arformoterol Tartrate also have some unwanted effects, but it is not necessary that everyone will experience them. Some common side effects are mentioned below:
Some serious side effects that are mentioned below that need serious consideration:
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. You doctor will provide you the list of drugs to be avoided while taking Arformoterol Tartrate. Some of the drugs which interact with Arformoterol Tartrate are as follows:
What are the things to be taken care of?