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Molecule Description

Bambuterol is a Bronchodilator medicine which dilates the medium and small size airways of the lungs.

Uses of Bambuterol

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Contraindications of Bambuterol

When should one not use Bambuterol

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Bambuterol.

Side effects of Bambuterol

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Swelling of face
  • Rash over skin
  • Giddiness
  • Breathlessness
  • Tremors
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Sleeplessness
  • Palpitation

Precautions and Warnings of Bambuterol


Can I take Bambuterol during pregnancy?
No data is available about the effect of Bambuterol on an unborn baby when taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Bambuterol while breastfeeding?
No data is available whether Bambuterol can pass into the breastmilk or not. Therefore, avoid this medicine during breast-feeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Bambuterol?
Taking this medicine is not likely to affect your ability to drive.


Can I consume alcohol with Bambuterol?
No data is available on interaction with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease or thyroid gland overactivity
  • There is a history of glaucoma among any family members

Mode of Action of Bambuterol

How Does It Work?

Bambuterol works by relaxing the muscles of the respiratory tract. Therefore, it becomes easier to breathe.

Interactions of Bambuterol

Interactions with other medicines

  • Steroid medicines (like Prednisolone)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Diuretics
  • Theophylline (breathing problem)
  • Aminophylline
  • Beta-Blocker medicines which are essential in high blood pressure and glaucoma

Interactions with food items

There is not a specific report on interaction with food.

Dietary Restrictions of Bambuterol

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Dosage of Bambuterol


If you happen to take an overdose of Bambuterol, kindly seek emergency medical care immediately. The effects of an overdose may be harmful and need immediate medical attention. The symptoms of overdose can be – nervousness, tremors, and palpitations (awareness of heartbeats).
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose, and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take double dose to compensate for the missed dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I discuss with my physician before taking Bambuterol?

  • Inform the doctor about your detailed medical and surgical history
  • Inform your physician if you have any of the following conditions:
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Low serum potassium
  • If you are pregnant, lactating, or planning a pregnancy

Q: I have a severe attack of asthma, can I take these medicine alone?

A: No, this medicine should not be used alone in a severe attack of asthma; it should only be used along with an inhaled Corticosteroid.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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