Arolax may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Arolax may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Arolax is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
Arolax belongs to a group of medicines called fast-acting bronchodilators or “relievers”. It is used to treat the symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing and feeling short of breath. Arolax is called "reliever" inhalers because they give you quick relief from breathing problems when you need it. In most cases, you will be given another inhaler to prevent your symptoms (a “preventer”) and you should use this regularly every day. Arolax works quickly and the effects can last several hours. You can take it at any time of day, but only use it when you notice symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest or you know that you are going to do an activity that can make you breathless. When an asthma attack happens, you should take the number of puffs your doctor recommends. There are several types of inhaler device so make sure you know how to use your inhaler correctly, otherwise it may not work. Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. If you stop, your breathing problems could get worse. Arolax is generally safe and effective but some common side effects include dizziness, vomiting, pain and stuffy nose. These side effects are not often dangerous and they should gradually improve as your body gets used to this medicine. There are other, rarer, side effects and you should call your doctor straight away if you get chest pain, a very bad headache or very bad dizziness. Before using Arolax, you should tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, a history of heart problems, diabetes or low levels of potassium in your blood to make sure it is safe. Also make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine. Because this medicine can make you feel dizzy or shaky, do not drive, cycle or use tools or machinery until you feel better. You should not smoke as it causes damage to your lungs and will make your condition worse.
Uses of Arolax
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Side effects of Arolax
- Throat pain
- Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
How to use Arolax
Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.
How Arolax works
Arolax is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.
What if you forget to take Arolax?
If you miss a dose of Arolax, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Arolax is used to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing and breathlessness.
- The inhalers are called 'reliever' inhalers as they give you quick relief from breathing problems.
- Always keep the inhaler upright during loading of the dose and administration steps.
- Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
- Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
- If you need to use Arolax more than 3 times a week, it could be a sign that your breathing problem is not well controlled. Talk to your doctor about it.
- Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart diseases or if you experience heart racing, headache, or chest pain.
Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Oral Adults: 1-2 mg, three times daily. Inhaler: 1-2 puffs as required Nebuliser Solutions Adults: The recommended starting dosage is 0.63 mg administered three to four times a day, every 6 to 8 hours, by nebulization. Patients 12 years of age and older with more severe asthma or patients who do not respond adequately to a dose of 0.63 mg of Levosalbutamol Nebuliser Solution, may benefit from a dosage of 1.25 mg three times a day. Levosalbutamol Nebuliser Solution is supplied in unit-dose ampoules and requires no dilution before administration by nebulization.
Oral Children above 12 years: 1-2 mg, three times daily. Children (6 -11 years): 5 ml (1 mg), three times daily. Children (2 -5 years): Up to 0.1 mg/kg body weight (not more than 1 mg) three times daily. Inhaler: 1-2 puffs as required Nebuliser Solutions Child above 12 years old: The recommended starting dosage is 0.63 mg administered three to four times a day, every 6 to 8 hours, by nebulization. Patients 12 years of age and older with more severe asthma or patients who do not respond adequately to a dose of 0.63 mg of Levosalbutamol Nebuliser Solution, may benefit from a dosage of 1.25 mg three times a day. Children (6 months-11 years): The recommended dosage is 0.31 mg administered three times a day, by nebulization. Routine dosing should not exceed 0.63 mg three times a day. Levosalbutamol Nebuliser Solution is supplied in unit-dose ampoules and requires no dilution before administration by nebulization.
Levosalbutamol is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to Levosalbutamol or any of its components.
Mode of Action
Levosalbutamol is a single isomer beta-2 agonist that differs from racemic salbutamol by elimination of (S)-salbutamol. Levosalbutamol is an effective bronchodilator whose primary mechanism of action is unimpeded by (S)-salbutamol.Thus, when compared with racemic salbutamol, clinically comparable bronchodilation can be achieved with doses that substantially lessen beta-mediated side effects. Levosalbutamol produces bronchodilatation through stimulation of beta-2-adrenergic receptors in bronchial smooth muscles, thereby causing relaxation of bronchial muscle fibres.
Particular caution is advised in acute severe asthma as this effect may be potentiated by hypoxia and by concomitant treatment with xanthine derivatives, steroids and diuretics. Serum potassium levels should be monitored in such situations.
Hypocalcaemia, palpitation, fine tremors of the skeletal muscle and muscle cramps may occur. The other likely side effects are nausea, vomiting, burning substernal or epigastric pain and diarrhoea.
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