Synonyms. Alupent - Orciprenaline sulfate.
The dosage form. The drug is available in the following dosage forms: aerosol inhalers of 20 ml of 1.5-tion of the drug solution at 400 doses tablets of 0.02 g - ampoules to 1 ml of 0.05-tion solution in a package of 6 pieces.
Therapeutic properties. Astmopent has a bronchodilating effect and speeds up the heart rate.
Indications for use. The drug is used to treat or prevent attacks of bronchial asthma, fibrosis and emphysema. The drug is also used in the siege of intracardiac conduction, bradyarrythmia, intoxication cardiac glycosides. You can use the drug for the inhibition of contractile activity of the uterus during premature labour
Rules of application. For relieving asthma attack cash more convenient aerosol inhalation. Assign 1 - 2 doses of not more than 4 times a day. Before pressing the inhaler valve turn upside down, the tube of the nebulizer is directed into the mouth. When pressing the valve is sprayed with a constant dose of 0.75 mg. you Need to make 1 or 2 deep breaths. After 30 to 40 seconds, the attack is weakened, and after 15 - 20 minutes. The effect of the drug lasts for 4 - 7 hours.For long-term treatment of asthma and prevent attacks, you can apply the drug inside ½ tablet or 1 tablet 3-4 times a day. Effect when it reaches its maximum after 1 hour and persists for 1 to 6 hours.When cardiac disorders often sloop, use ampoule solution for injection.Side effects and complications. In applying the drug may cause dry mouth, can be nausea, hand tremor, headache, anxiety, rapid heartbeats (tachycardia), pain in the heart area. When administered intravenously may reduce blood pressure.
Contraindications. Astmopent contraindicated in cardiac arrhythmias (tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal tachycardia), with lesions of the heart muscle (myocarditis, cardiosclerosis). Very caution should be used in patients with hypertension and coronary heart disease.
Storage. In usual conditions. The shelf life of the aerosol is 2 years, ampule solution — 5 years.