Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Bambuterol exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Bambuterol must be taken exactly as directed for it to work well. Continue taking Bambuterol even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor. Your condition may worsen if the medicine is stopped suddenly.
You may take Bambuterol with or without food. It is best to take it shortly before bedtime.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have a history of or suffer from heart, kidney or thyroid disease.
Alert your doctor if your chest tightness seems worse or if Bambuterol does not seem to provide as much relief as before.
If you have diabetes, be sure to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly because Bambuterol may cause your blood sugar to rise.
If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Bambuterol.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have severe liver disease.
Bambuterol is not recommended for use in children.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Try to limit your intake of caffeine-containing drinks such as coffee, tea and certain soft drinks. This is because caffeine can increase some of the side effects of Bambuterol.
Why do I need this medicine?
Bambuterol is used to treat asthma.
Bambuterol is known as a "bronchodilator", which literally means "open airways". Bambuterol helps to treat your asthma or chest illnesses by relaxing the airways in your lungs. Bambuterol relieves chest tightness, wheezing and cough so that you can breathe more easily.
What side effects could I experience?
You may feel that your heart beats faster and more forcefully, resulting in a "pounding" sensation in your chest. If this happens, make sure you inform your doctor. Do not stop taking Bambuterol unless told to do so.
Other common side effects include nervousness, shaky hands, headache, nausea and dry mouth.
Less commonly, you may also have muscle cramps, difficulty urinating and problems falling asleep. If any of these problems persist or get worse, let your doctor know.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- other asthma medicines such as theophylline or prednisolone
- heart medicines such as metoprolol, atenolol or propranolol
- glaucoma eye drops such as timolol
- diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide or frusemide
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.