DUOLIN INHALER

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Generic : Levosalbutamol (50mcg) + Ipratropium (20mcg)

Treatment :   Treatment Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (copd) , Prevention Of Asthma , Treatment And Prevention Of Bronchitis

Pack size  : 200 Mdi (Inhaler)

Manufacturer :  Cipla Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$9.70

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Duolin Inhaler is used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked). It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages and making it easier to breathe. It relieves coughing, wheezing and feeling short of breath.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don’t have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your COPD may get worse. This medicine should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath. If sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your rescue inhaler. To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it Does not work as well.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

 

BENEFITS OF DUOLIN INHALER

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Duolin Inhaler is a combination of medicines that helps the airways in your lungs stay open. They work by relaxing the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily.
Duolin Inhaler is a safe and effective medicine. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor. You need to use your inhaler correctly for it to work properly. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or nurse.

In Treatment and prevention of Asthma

Asthma is a disease of the lungs that makes breathing difficult. It is caused by swelling of the airways that carry air in and out of the lungs. Duolin Inhaler reduces swelling of the airways and widens it. This makes it easier for air to move in and out of the lungs.

In Treatment and prevention of Bronchitis

Duolin Inhaler relieve sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the airway and enhance the airflow. This reduces mucous production, and promote easier breathing. This way it helps in managing the symptoms of bronchitis and improving respiratory function, contributing to an improved overall well-being for individuals with this condition.

 

HOW TO USE DUOLIN INHALER

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 DUOLIN INHALER WORKS

Duolin Inhaler is a combination of two medicines: Levosalbutamol and Ipratropium. Levosalbutamol is a bronchodilator while Ipratropium is an anticholinergic. They work by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widen the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Duolin Inhaler may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Duolin Inhaler 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.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Duolin Inhaler is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
warnings

Driving

No interaction found/established
warnings

Kidney

No interaction found/established
warnings

Liver

No interaction found/established
 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • SALMETEROL
  • ALBUTEROL
  • VILANTEROL
  • FORMOTEROL
  • TIOTROPIUM
  • BUDESONIDE
  • PREDNISONE
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • ONDANSETRON
  • ATROPINE

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE DUOLIN INHALER?

If you miss a dose of Duolin Inhaler, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Duolin

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Cough
  • Tremors
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle cramp
  • Back pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Taste change
  • Sore throat

FAQ's

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Q. Are there any medicines which I should avoid while taking Duolin Inhaler?

It is not recommended to use Duolin Inhaler along with other medicines, such as anticholinergic, beta-adrenergic agents, beta-blockers, diuretics, digoxin, MAO inhibitors or anti-depressants.

Q. Will Duolin Inhaler be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms do not get relieved by the recommended doses, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Duolin Inhaler cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Duolin Inhaler may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights, or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Duolin Inhaler cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Duolin Inhaler can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Duolin Inhaler?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 1

pack form  – inhaler

MORE INFORMATION

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Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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