Vent-F

Company: Kopran Ltd.

Generic Drug: Salbutamol + Theophylline.

Indication: Asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to any of the component. It is also contraindicated to the patients with active peptic ulcer disease.

Dosage & Administration: Available as tablet for oral administration.

Special Precautions:

Special precautions are necessary in case of hepatic impairment, cardiac abnormalities, hypertension, arrhythmias, active peptic disease, pregnancy, lactation, pulmonary oedema, hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, high fever, convulsive disorders, patients on antidepressants, neonates and infants.

Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Seizures, tremor, palpitation, hypokalemia, muscle cramps, headache, anxiety, irritability, anorexia, nausea, insomnia, rarely rash and angioedema. Arrhythmias with premature ventricular contractions may be serious adverse effect.

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Ultravate

Company: Perch Laboratories Ltd.

Generic Drug: Betamethasone.

Indication: Topicasone is useful for many skin problems, such as eczema (including atopic, infantile and discoid eezemas), psoriasis (excluding widespread plaque psoriasis), dermatitis, neurodermatoses (including lichen simplex, lichen planus) and contact sensitivity reactions. It is also useful as adjuvant therapy with systemic steroids in generalized erythroderma, insect bite reactions and prickly heat.

Contraindication:

  • Hypersensitivity to preparation.
  • Children under 1 year of age.
  • Viral infections, such as herpes, cold sores & chicken pox.
  • Fungal infections, such as ringworm.
  • Bacterial infections, such as impetigo.

Dosage & Administration: Available as ointment for topical application.

Special Precautions: To be used cautiously in lactation and pregnancy.

Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Burning, itching, increased hair growth and changes in skin color at application area.

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Tritofen

Company: FDC Ltd.

Generic Drug: Ketotifen (Mast Cell Stabilizer).

Indication: Prophylaxis of bronchial asthma to minimize the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. It is also useful in other allergic conditions including rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, atopic dermatitis and urticaria.

Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to ketotifen, diabetics on oral hypoglycemic drugs and children below 2 years.

Dosage & Administration: Available as tablets and syrup.

Adult: 0.5 to 1 mg at bed time could be increases to 2-4mg in divided doses if required.

Children (above 2 years): 1 mg once or twice a day.

Special Precautions:

  • Not indicated to control acute attacks.
  • To be used cautiously in diabetic patients.
  • Avoid driving and machinery operations.
  • To be taken with meal.

Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Sedation, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea and weight gain.

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Trexyl

Company: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.

Generic Drug: Terfenadine.

Indication: Hay fever and other allergic disorders.

Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to preparation, porphyria.

Dosage & Administration: Available in tablet and liquid form.

Special Precautions:

  • Cautious use in case of renal, hepatic, cardiac and thyroid disorders, epilepsy and electrolyte imbalance.
  • Cautious use in infants less than 6 months of age.
  • Cautious use in pregnancy and lactation.

Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Headache, fatigue, dizziness, somnolence, dyspepsia, nausea, xerostomia, pharyngitis and dysmenorrhea.

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TR Phyllin

Company: Solares.

Generic Drug: Theophylline.

Indication: Bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis.

Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to any of the component, porphyria.

Dosage & Administration: Available as tablets, syrup and injections. Dosage as directed by physician.

Special Precautions: Special precautions are necessary in case of hepatic impairment, cardiac abnormalities, hypertension, arrhythmias, active peptic disease, pregnancy, lactation and hyperthyroidism.

Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Seizures, tremor, palpitation, cardiac arrhythmias, anorexia and nausea.

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