Duolin Rotacaps 100 mg 40 mg
|Strength||100 mg+ 40 mg|
|Generic Name||Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium Bromide|
Duolin Rotacaps 100 40 mcg
Duolin Rotacaps is a metered dose inhaler, it has the combination of two active ingredients called Levosalbutamol and Ipratropium bromide. Both are bronchodilators that help to relax the muscles of the airways and increase the air flow to the lungs. Duolin is used as an inhaled medication to treat and prevent bronchospasm in adults. It is also used for the treatment of lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
What is Duolin Rotacaps used for?
The fixed dose combination is used to stop breathing problem, coughing, wheezing, and tightness in the chest in people with the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). During COPD, people get their lungs and airways affected like chronic bronchitis or swelling of the air passages that leads damage to the air sacs in the lungs. Duolin Rotacap is for those people whose symptoms have not been controlled by a single inhaled medicine. The medicine is not a cure for asthma or bronchitis, but helps improve breathing in such cases.
How does Duolin Rotacaps work?
The active ingredients of Duolin Rotacaps are Levosalbutamol and Ipratropium bromide. Levosalbutamol is a short-acting beta adrenergic receptor agonist with the bronchodilator, bronchoprotective, and anti-edematous properties. It works by decreasing inflammatory reactions in the bronchial tubes, and thus shortens or reverse an acute attack of difficulty breathing.
Ipratropium bromide is an acetylcholine that exert its action on muscarine receptors in the bronchioles of the lung and hinders the interaction of a chemical messenger of a nervous system with muscarine receptors that prevents spasm of the airways caused by the chemical messenger.
What does Duolin Rotacaps contain?
Duolin Rotacaps comprises of two active bronchodilating components, namely Levosalbutamol and Ipratropium bromide. The content of the Duolin Rotacap is for oral inhalation and should only be used with the handi haler device. The Rotacaps contain 100 micrograms of Levosalbutamol and 40 micrograms of Ipratropium bromide.
What are the side effects of Duolin Rotacaps?
- Side effects of Duolin Rotacaps 100 40 mcg Rotacaps can include tremor of the skeletal muscles, nervousness, headache, dizziness, tachycardia, or palpitations in hypersensitive patients.
- Hypokalemia may also result from a prolonged or high dose of β2 agonist treatment.
- A cough, local inhalation, and less commonly inhalation induced bronchospasm may occur with use of other inhalation treatment.
- Nausea, weakness, vomiting, sweating, and muscle cramps may occur.
- In rare cases increase in systolic blood pressure and decrease in diastolic pressure and arrhythmias, mainly after consumption of higher doses may occur.
- The most frequently reported non-respiratory anticholinergic-related side effects are dysphonia and dryness of mouth.
- Gastrointestinal disturbances, urinary retention, and ocular side effects may also occur.
Consult your physician if you experience any of these above-mentioned mild to severe side effects.
What medications interact with Duolin Rotacaps?
- The co-administration of beta-mimetics, xanthine derivatives, and anticholinergics may increase side effects.
- Inhalation of anesthetics such as enflurane, halothane, and trichloroethylene may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Concomitant use of beta-adrenergic agonists with monoamine oxide inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants may enhance the action of beta-adrenergic agonists. Therefore, it should be administered with extreme caution.
- Hypokalaemia may be increased by concomitant use of diuretics, xanthine derivatives, and glucocorticosteroids. Patients with severe airway obstruction should take special precaution while using these drugs.
Always, tell your physician, if you are consuming any other drugs, including any that you buy without a prescription from the nearest pharmacy.
When should Duolin Rotacaps not be used?
- Duolin Rotacaps 100 40 mcg should not be used in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and tachyarrhythmia.
- It is also not indicated for patients with known hypersensitivity to Levosalbutamol, Ipratropium bromide, and any other ingredient of the formulation.
How should Duolin Rotacaps be used?
The correct dose intake is prescribed by the physician depending on various factors such as age, weight, and severity of the condition. You should always follow your physician’s instructions. The doses of the drug may vary from patient to patient and is required to take regularly to experience the best results.
Duolin Rotacap is meant to be taken by inhalation only, using a handi haler device. You are not allowed to swallow Rotacaps. Do not forget to rinse your mouth as to avoid throat infection and dry mouth like conditions. Always talk to your physician to make sure that you are using the device in a right way.
How long should you take Duolin Rotacaps?
Take the medicine as per your physician’s instructions. Sudden discontinuation may cause undesired effects, so keep on taking the medicine as long as recommended by your physician.
Missed dose of Duolin Rotacaps
If you miss out on a dosage of Duolin Rotacaps 100 mcg 40 mcg, take it when you noticed. Do not consume the missed dose if the time to take the next dosage is near.
How long Duolin Rotacaps be stored?
Store Duolin Rotacaps in a cool, dry place away from direct light. Store it at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Always keep you all medicines away from children and pets to avoid accidental consumption.