What is Seratrodast used for?
Seratrodast is an anti-asthmatic drug primarily indicated in the preventive treatment of mild-to-moderate asthma. Seratrodast is a TxA2 receptor antagonist that helps improve asthma symptoms, including cough, shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness of chest.
Seratrodast has been prescribed as a controller medication in the treatment of bronchial asthma. Also, Seratrodast is used to help treat the symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis. Seratrodast may also be used to treat cough in patients who have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Seratrodast is also indicated in the treatment of chronic productive cough in patients with chronic bronchitis.
Seratrodast may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Seratrodast?
The dosage of Seratrodast 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 Seratrodast?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Seratrodast 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 to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Seratrodast?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Seratrodast, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Seratrodast?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Seratrodast.
Seratrodast can interact with the following types of medicines: cephalosporin antibiotics, anti-inflammatory analgesics, antipyretics and drugs that cause hemolytic anemia.
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 products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Seratrodast, 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 Seratrodast?
Like other medicines, Seratrodast can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Seratrodast 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 Seratrodast cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Seratrodast develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Seratrodast can cause side effects such as elevated liver enzymes, taste disturbance, dry mouth, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, diarrhea and constipation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Seratrodast.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Seratrodast?
Is it possible for me to take Seratrodast with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Seratrodast?
What are the possible drug interactions of Seratrodast?
How will Seratrodast work in my body?
How should Seratrodast be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Seratrodast drug interactions and side effects?
What other important information should you know about Seratrodast?
Before taking Seratrodast, make sure to tell your doctor if you have health problems such as hepatic failure.
Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
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 Seratrodast is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.