- Ipratropium Bromide–Albuterol/Salbutamol
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Epaq* used for?
Generic for Epaq* (Albuterol/Salbutamol) is an inhalation medication used to prevent and treat lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This drug belongs to a class of medications called bronchodilators. It relaxes muscles in the airways as well as increases air flow to the lungs, and thus makes breathing easier. Generic for Epaq* improves asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, chronic cough and chest tightness. This medication is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Epaq*?
The dosage of Generic for Epaq* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Epaq*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended oral dosage of Generic for Epaq* respiratory solution is usually 100 mcg four times a day and that of Generic for Epaq* capsule 50 mcg twice a day.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Epaq*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Epaq* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Epaq*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Epaq*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are nervousness, dry mouth, irregular heart rate, nausea, chest pain, sweating, seizures, and tremors.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Epaq*?
- Water pill
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic Generic for Epaq*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Epaq* can interact with MAO inhibitors, asthma medications, beta-blockers, diuretics, and antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Epaq*.
What are the side effects of Generic for Epaq*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Epaq* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Epaq* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Epaq* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Epaq* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
The common side effects of Generic for Epaq* are insomnia, headache, dizziness, nervousness, cough, muscle pain, and diarrhea. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are irregular heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty breathing, very high blood pressure and swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Epaq*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Epaq*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Epaq* with other drugs??
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Epaq*??
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Epaq*??
How will Generic for Epaq* work in my body??
How should Generic for Epaq* be used??
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Epaq* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Epaq* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Avoid getting Generic for Epaq* into your eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Before taking this drug, inform your doctor if you have irregular heartbeat, drug allergies, heart disease, an overactive thyroid, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Store the drug at temperature below 30 degrees centigrade away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.