DUOLIN INHALER (LEVOSALBUTAMOL/IPRATROPIUM)
|Indication:||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)|
|Packaging:||200 MDI in 1 Inhaler|
|Delivery Time||6 To 15 days|
Duolin inhalers are used to prevent COPD(chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases like coughing, shortness of breath, or wheezing. Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases are lung diseases that occur due to damage to the air sac( alveoli) also known as emphysema. It also occurs due to chronic bronchitis due to narrowing and inflammation of the bronchial tubes or lining of airways. Duolin inhaler contains a combination of two drugs(bronchodilators), i.e., Ipratropium and Levosalbutamol. Duolin inhalers work by widening the airway of the patients’ lungs and thereby relaxing the muscles so that patients can breathe easily. Hence duolin is used to treat COPD, and the patient no longer feel short of breath with duolin
Duolin is available as a medication in the form of resicaps, rotacaps, and inhalers. However, never take duolin inhalers in any form without doctor advice; its safe use is possible only under doctor supervision so consult your doctor. Never inhale an extra number of puffs; it may lead to overdose. Depending upon your medical history, your doctor may recommend you the dose. While on treatment, if you experience any allergy or are breastfeeding, pregnant, or have difficulty breathing, visit your doctors immediately. Never use the inhalers more than the prescriber number of times; it may lead to severe lung or heart problems. Duolin for nebulizer is readily available at any medical and online store
It is advised to keep in check the potassium level in the blood as prolonged use sometimes leads to a low potassium level in the blood. Suppose you are suffering from Glaucoma, high blood pressure, enlarged prostate. Diabetes fits, bladder obstruction, heart or thyroid problem is essential to inform the doctor and follow the necessary precaution given by your doctor. Never store duolin for nebulizer or duolin inhalers near heat or open flame. The container can burst.
Duolin inhalers are practical as well as safe medicine. It works quickly, and its gives relief and the effect of these inhalers for several hours. Being a combination of Ipratropium bromide and Levosalbutamol provides quick relief from the symptoms as it belongs to the class of bronchodilators. Bronchodilators work by widening the airway and helps to keep the airways in the lungs open, thus providing relief from symptoms like
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in the chest
- Helps to carry out daily activities easily
Never stop the medication unless your doctor asks you to do so. It is essential to use inhalers correctly; if required, ask your nurse or doctor to demonstrate their use.
Every medication has some side effects, and so does Duolin inhalers; however, the side effects may vary from person to person depending upon their medical condition. Some of the coon and mild side effects are
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Irregular heartbeats
- Cough with mucus,
- Local irritation
Some of the severe and uncommon side effects associated with the use of duolin are
- Spasms of larynx
- Angio-oedema on the face, tongue and lips
- blurred vision
- Atrial fibrillation
- Increased intraocular pressure
- Anaphylactic reactions
- Urinary retention
How to Take Medicine
There are some precautions and information indicated in the labels and are necessary to follow if you are using inhalers. Don’t forget to shake well the inhalers before use. Always check the information mentioned in the label. Take the inhalers simultaneously daily to maintain a consistent level of the medicine in the body for best results. While taking the inhalers from the mouth, Don’t forget to press down the inhalers but press them only once so that medication is released and for 10 seconds, hold your breath. Do this until you inhale the prescribed number of puffs. It is imperative to rinse your mouth once you are done suing duolin to avoid any chances of fungal infection in the throat or mouth.
Although duolin is safe, if you are allergic to it or are on any other medication, breastfeeding, pregnant, please visit your doctor immediately. Monitor your potassium level in the blood. If you are experiencing any constipation, muscles weakness irregular heartbeats, the reason might be the low level of potassium in the body, consult your doctor.
Be cautioned when you take duolin inhalers, as they may cause dizziness while performing activities requiring visual activity like operating appliances and machinery. If you experience any symptoms such as Glaucoma, blurring of vision its time to inform your doctor immediately.
Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions
Some patients may experience immediate hypersensitivity; however, that is very rare. This may include pharyngeal oedema, urticaria, bronchospasm, angioedema, anaphylaxis, rash
Stop using the medication in case of any such reactions. the doctor may recommend any alternative treatment for COPD
Deterioration of Asthma
Asthama, if it persists longer over several days, maybe deteriorating the health. If the patients are required to take more doses of inhaler than usual, it may be indicated that the patient’s condition is destabilized. The patients should be diagnosed and reevaluated again, and the doctor may recommend anti-inflammatory treatment such as corticosteroids.
Duolin inhalers, like other beta adregnic agents, may show some cardiovascular effects in some patients; however, these effects are not common at the recommended level. However, if any change in heart rate blood pressure, inform the doctor, and he may suggest you discontinue the medication. In some cases, beta androgenic drugs produce some ECG cahnges like prolonging QT intervals, flattening T wave, and ST depression.
The inhalers should be sued with caution in case of patients having coronary insufficiency, cardiovascular disease, hypertension or cardiac arrhythmias.
Duolin inhalers are contraindicated in patients with
- History of hypersensitivity
- Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
- If hypersensitivity to atropine
- If you are on a diuretic or antidepressant
If you are on diuretics and use inhalers, the side effects of the diuretic, such as hypokalemia, can be worsened.Patients who are on Tricyclic Antidepressants or Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors should not use inhalers. Inhalers are recommended only after two weeks of discontinuation of the Mao inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. If the depression is unmaangeble the doctro may give rlatenatve thrpa for patinats.In case you experience worsening of dyspnoea, consult your doctor immediately
How it works
Ipratropium is an anticholinergic drug, and salbutamol is a bronchodilator. Acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter, is responsible for the tightness of breathing tubes. Ipratropium inhibits acetylcholine and makes breathing easy by decreasing the tone of the breathing tubes. Salbutamol dilates the muscles and works by relaxing them. The effect of duolin inhalers lasts around four to five hours or sometimes longer.
Diet and lifestyle
Eat potassium-rich foods such as bananas, oranges, asparagus, tomatoes, avocados, potatoes, beetroots, and dark leafy green vegetables as prolonged use of inhalers causes a low level of potassium in the blood that can cause be damaging to the lung
To thin the mucus, drink a lot of fluids, cough will come out quickly. Take a diet that has complex carbohydrates and includes things like beans, quinoa, lentils, barley potatoes, peas etc
Avoid or limit the intake of soda, tea, coffee, and drinks like red bull
Eat foods that are rich in proteins such as fish, meat, poultry eggs
Perform yoga or any form of breathing exercise to strengthen your muscles and boost the immune system. Stop smoking as it may lead to irritation of the lungs and can reduce the effect of inhalers.
Ensure that you avoid contact of inhaler with your eyes as it may damage the eye nerve and worsen the condition if you are suffering from Glaucoma. It can also lead to blurred vision and eye irritation
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible; however, skip the misssed dose if it’s not possible. Never take a double dose just because you forgot one dose.