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About MONTELUKAST+BAMBUTEROL

BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is a respiratory medication, primarily used in the treatment of asthma and other similar conditions. Asthma is a breathing problem in which airways narrow, swell and produce extra mucus, leading to difficulty breathing.

BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is a combination of two medicines: Bambuterol (bronchodilator) and Montelukast (leukotriene receptor antagonist). Bambuterol belongs to the bronchodilators class; it works by relaxing muscles and widening the lungs' airways. Bambuterol also has mucoregulating/mucolytic (dissolves thick mucus and helps relieve breathing difficulties) and anti-inflammatory properties. Montelukast belongs to the class of leukotriene receptor antagonists. Leukotrienes are inflammatory chemicals that are released by the body when an allergen comes into contact. These chemicals cause swelling in the lungs and tightening of the airway muscles, which are the primary causes of asthma attacks. Montelukast works by blocking these leukotrienes, thereby reducing inflammation and swelling in the nose. It also inhibits bronchoconstriction (narrowing of airways in the lungs that lead to breathing difficulties) and is used in treating asthma and allergic rhinitis.

BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is available in the form of oral tablets. Your doctor will advise the dose and duration of the course based on the severity of your disease. The common side effects of BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST include nausea, cough, vomiting, diarrhoea, flu-like symptoms, sleep disturbance, faster heartbeats, and muscle cramps. Most of these side effects of BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.

Please inform your doctor in advance if you have heart, overactive thyroid gland, liver or kidney disease, family history of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) before taking BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST. BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is not intended for use during an acute asthma attack. Your doctor may suggest other medications for your sudden asthma attack.

Therapy with leukotriene receptor antagonists like Montelukast should be cautiously administered in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. There are chances of developing psychiatric-type effects, including agitation, aggressive behaviour, anxiety, depression, abnormal dreams, and hallucinations. BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST may not be used during pregnancy since it may affect the unborn baby. Also, there are chances of Montelukast excreting into breast milk during breastfeeding. It is advisable to check with your doctor if you are pregnant, currently breastfeeding, or taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines before starting BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, have a history of heart disease. Inform your doctor about your ongoing medications. Inform your doctor immediately if your breathing problems get worse.

 

Uses of MONTELUKAST+BAMBUTEROL

Asthma

Medicinal Benefits

BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is used to treat and prevent respiratory disorders like asthma. BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is a combination of Bambuterol and Montelukast. Bambuterol is a bronchodilator and effectively treats asthma. It works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Bambuterol also has mucoregulating/mucolytic (dissolves thick mucus and helps relieve breathing difficulties) and anti-inflammatory properties. Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist. Montelukast blocks leukotrienes (chemicals released in response when a body comes in contact with an allergen) and reduces inflammation and swelling in the nose. It also inhibits bronchoconstriction (narrowing of airways in the lungs that lead to breathing difficulties) and is used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis. Montelukast is also used to relieve exercise-induced bronchospasm (shortness of breath that occurs only during exercise).

Directions for Use

BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is available in the form of oral tablets. Your doctor will advise the dose and duration of BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST based on the severity of your disease. Montelukast is also available in the form of chewable tablets.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of MONTELUKAST+BAMBUTEROL

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle cramp

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not stop taking this medicine of your own unless advised by your doctor. Before taking BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST, let your doctor know if have heart, liver, kidney, and lung diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders like seizures (fits) and depression, phenylketonuria (birth defect caused by the build-up of an amino acid called phenylalanine in the body), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), high blood pressure. BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is not intended for use during an acute asthma attack. Therapy with leukotriene receptor antagonists like Montelukast should be cautiously administered in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. There are chances of developing psychiatric-type effects, including agitation, aggressive behaviour, anxiety, depression, abnormal dreams, and hallucinations. Bambuterol in BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST may not be used during pregnancy since it may affect the unborn baby. Montelukast may excrete into the breast milk during breastfeeding and affect the newborn. Please seek medical advice if you are pregnant, currently breastfeeding, or taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines before starting BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST. Stop taking BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST and inform your doctor immediately if you have any unusual mood or behaviour changes.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST may interact with steroid medicines (such as prednisolone), Theophylline or aminophylline medicines (for breathing problems), propranolol (medications for high blood pressure), eye drops for glaucoma such as timolol, and drugs containing ipratropium.

Drug-Food Interactions: Limit alcohol intake since it may increase the occurrence of side effects like drowsiness.

Drug-Disease Interactions: BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is contraindicated in liver diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders like seizures (fits) and depression, phenylketonuria (birth defect caused by the build-up of an amino acid called phenylalanine in the body), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Avoid drinking alcohol while taking BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST as it can worsen your side effects like drowsiness.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is recommended to use with caution and under doctor's supervision during pregnancy since it relaxes the womb. Please consult your doctor if you are planning to conceive or already pregnant before starting BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    There is limited data on how BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST affects breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor before starting BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience drowsiness or difficulty in concentrating while using BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST. BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST may affect your ability to drive. Seek medical attention if the symptoms persist longer.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Let your doctor know if you have any history of hepatic impairment caused by alcohol use or cirrhosis or any other form of liver disease, since it may cause decreased metabolism of Montelukast. BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST may also cause liver enzyme changes. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Take the medication as directed by the doctor and at regular intervals. Do not use other over the counter medications, herbal or vitamin supplements without informing your pharmacist or doctor when you take BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST.
  • Know your triggers like allergens, such as pollen, dust and food items that make your asthma severe.
  • Quit smoking and avoid passive smoking. Smoking also reduces the effectiveness of the medicine.
  • Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to strengthen your breathing muscles and boost your immune system.
  • Learning breathing exercises will help you move more air in and out of your lungs.

Special Advise

It is advised to consult a Psychiatrist if you notice any mood changes like suicidal thoughts, aggressive behaviour, anxiety, depression, abnormal dreams, and hallucinations while using BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST.

Montelukast in BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST may sometimes cause liver enzyme changes. It is advised to inform your doctor if you are undergoing any Liver Function Tests.

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Asthma: It is a breathing problem in which airways narrow, swell and produce extra mucus, leading to difficulty breathing. Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing and chest tightness.

FAQs

BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST treats and prevents respiratory disorders like asthma. It consists of Bambuterol and Montelukast. Bambuterol is a bronchodilator that works by relaxing muscles and widening the airways of the lungs. Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist that blocks leukotrienes (chemicals released in response when a body comes in contact with an allergen) and reduces inflammation and swelling in the nose.

Take BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST in the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST should preferably be taken after food to avoid any stomach discomfort or upset stomach.

Please take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST is not recommended for use during a sudden asthma attack since it does not act right away. It is advised to please consult your doctor to prescribe a fast-acting inhaler for rescuing your sudden breathing problems.

Therapy with leukotriene receptor antagonists like Montelukast may worsen the symptoms of psychotic events in patients with a history of mental illness. Careful administration and monitoring are essential before taking BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. Please consult your doctor before taking BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST if you have been diagnosed or have a history of mental illness like depression, seizures (fits) etc.

It is essential to let your doctor know if you have any history of liver, kidney, and pulmonary disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders like seizures (fits) and depression, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) before taking BAMBUTEROL+MONTELUKAST.