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Molecule Description

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:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rash

Precautions and Warnings of Acebrophylline



Can I take acebrophylline during pregnancy?
Acebrophylline is not recommended for use during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

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 i...
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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 contraceptive...
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Content Details


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.
Last Updated on: 22 Dec 2021 | 10:51 AM (IST)
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