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  Orciprenaline

Pharmacokinetics | Indications | Routes of Administration and Dosage | Contra Indications | Precautions | Interactions | Brand Names


Systems Respiratory System
Category Bronchodilator- Selective Beta-2 adrenergic receptor stimulant


Pharmacokinetics

Orciprenaline is an adrenergic drug. It acts by stimulating the Beta-2 receptor cells of the smooth muscles in the bronchioles and uterus. It is orally effective and longer acting.



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Indications

Orciprenaline is an adrenergic bronchodilator that is used to dilate the bronchi . They are taken by oral inhalation to treat the symptoms of bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and some other lung diseases.



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Routes of Administration and Dosage

ORAL-Adults: 20 mg 3 to 4 times per day. Children 6-9 yrs: 10 mg 3-4 times a day. Children over 9 yrs: usual adult dose. Children below 6 yrs: not recommended. INHALATION: 0.65-1.3 mg. I.M/S.C: 0.5-1mg.



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Contra Indications

It is contraindicated in hypersensitivity to the drug and severe cardiac disease.



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Precautions

Precautions must be taken when using the drug during pregnancy and breast-feeding.



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Interactions

Tricyclic antidepressants potentiate bronchodilatation and adverse cardiac effects. Digitalis increases adverse cardiac effects.



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Brand Names

ALUPENT (GERMAN REMEDIES)



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Pharmacokinetics | Indications | Routes of Administration and Dosage | Contra Indications | Precautions | Interactions | Brand Names

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