In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02236783 ||APO-ORCIPRENALINE 2 MG/ML SYRUP|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Orciprenaline belongs to a class of medications known as bronchodilators. It is used to relieve symptoms associated with asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung conditions. It works by opening the airways, making breathing easier.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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How should I use this medication?
The usual adult dose is 10 mL 3 or 4 times daily. Children 4 to 12 years old should take 5 mL 3 times daily; children over 12 years should take 10 mL 3 times daily. Your doctor may recommend different doses, depending on circumstances.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each mL of clear, grape-flavoured syrup contains orciprenaline sulfate 2 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: artificial grape flavour, edetate disodium dihydrate, glycerin, hydroxyethyl cellulose, methylparaben, propylparaben, purified water, sorbitol, and sulfuric acid.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not use this medication if you:
- are allergic to orciprenaline or any ingredients of this medication
- are taking beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol)
- have abnormal heart rhythms associated with a racing heartbeat
- have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy