What is Erdosteine used for?
Erdosteine is an oral mucolytic agent indicated for the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)). This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Erdosteine?
The dosage of Erdosteine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Erdosteine?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Erdosteine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take 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 Erdosteine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Erdosteine, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Erdosteine?
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 Erdosteine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
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.
What are the side effects of Erdosteine?
Like other medicines, Erdosteine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Erdosteine 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 Erdosteine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Erdosteine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Erdosteine can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, and gastrointestinal problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Erdosteine.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Erdosteine?
Is it possible for me to take Erdosteine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Erdosteine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Erdosteine?
How will Erdosteine work in my body?
How should Erdosteine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Erdosteine 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 Erdosteine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.