Acebrophylline is used for breathing difficulty associated with lung-related di
sorders like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It promotes the relaxation of muscles around the airway and inhibits mucous secretion, ultimately unblocking the airway and making the breathing process easier. Acebrophylline is available in the form of tablets, capsules, syrup. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting this medicine.
Uses of Acebrophylline
Acebrophylline is used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchial asthma.
Contraindications of Acebrophylline
When should one not use Acebrophylline
- If you are allergic to acebrophylline, theophylline or similar medicines
- If you have problems with your kidney or liver
- If you have any heart disease such as low blood pressure, unstable blood pressure or abnormal heart rate
Side effects of Acebrophylline
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Stomach discomfort
- Loss of appetite
- Skin rash
Precautions and Warnings of Acebrophylline
Can I take acebrophylline during pregnancy?
Acebrophylline is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Can I take acebrophylline while breastfeeding?
It is not advisable to use acebrophylline while breastfeeding as its safety is not established during lactation
Can I drive if I have taken acebrophylline?
Avoid driving if you experience drowsiness or dizziness after taking acebrophylline.
Can I consume alcohol with acebrophylline?
Avoid consuming alcohol with acebrophylline as it may worsen the side effects.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You suffer from any problems with your heart, liver or kidney
- You have a history of fits
- You have stomach ulcer and increased thyroid functions
- You develop a fever with chills
- You are addicted to alcohol
- You have any viral infections
Mode of Action of Acebrophylline
How Does It Work?
Acebrophylline causes relaxation of muscles around the airway and inhibits mucous secretion. It inhibits certain enzymes responsible for the production of chemicals that cause swelling. This results in a decrease of swelling responsible for airway obstruction....
Interactions of Acebrophylline
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way acebrophylline works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Especially if you are taking medicines to treat gouts such as allopurinol, anti-allergic medicines such as cimetidine, corticosteroids, water pills such as furosemide, isoprenaline, oral contraceptives, antifungals such as thiabendazole, calcium channel blockers such as verapamil, diltiazem and antibiotic medicines such as doxycycline, amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin....
Dr. Mansi Savla
B. Pharm, PharmD
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the side effects of acebrophylline?
A: You may experience side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation after taking acebrophylline.
Q: In which all dosage forms is acebrophylline available?
A: Acebrophylline is available in the form of tablet, capsule, syrup.
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