molecule

Acebrophylline

Molecule Description

Acebrophylline is used for breathing difficulty associated with lung-related dis...
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uses

Uses of Acebrophylline

Acebrophylline is used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchial asthma.
contraindications

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
sideEffects

Side effects of Acebrophylline

Common side effects of this drug are:

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

Precautions and Warnings of Acebrophylline

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take acebrophylline during pregnancy?
A:
Acebrophylline is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take acebrophylline while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not advisable to use acebrophylline while breastfeeding as its safety is not established during lactation
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken acebrophylline?
A:
Avoid driving if you experience drowsiness or dizziness after taking acebrophylline.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with acebrophylline?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol with acebrophylline as it may worsen the side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

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
modeOfAction

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

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

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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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