Berodual

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Generic Name: Berodual Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Berodual® (metered aerosol) used for?

Berodual® is commonly used for prevention and treatment of symptoms in chronic obstructive airway disorders with reversible airflow limitation, such as bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis with or without emphysema.

How should I take Berodual® (metered serosol)?

Treatment should be initiated and administered under medical supervision, e.g. in the hospital setting.

Home based treatment can be recommended in patients when a low dose rapid acting beta-agonist bronchodilator.

It can also be recommended in patients who are in need for nebuliser treatment for other reasons e.g. handling issues of metered dose inhaler or requirement of higher doses in experienced patients.

The treatment with the solution for inhalation should always be started with the lowest recommended dose.

The dosage should be adapted to the individual requirements and tailored according to the severity of the acute episode. Administration should be stopped when sufficient symptom relief is achieved.

How do I store Berodual® (metered aerosol)?

Berodual® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Berodual® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Berodual® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Berodual® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Berodual® (metered aerosol)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Berodual® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Berodual® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Berodual®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Berodual® (metered aerosol)?

Some side effects may occur when using this drug, including:

  • Cough
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Pharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphonia
  • Tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Vomiting
  • Increased systolic BP
  • Nervousness
  • Hypersensitivity reactions

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Berodual® (metered aerosol)?

Berodual® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug, such as:

  • Other β-adrenergics
  • Anticholinergics
  • Xanthine derivatives
  • Corticosteroids
  • Diuretics
  • Digoxin
  • MAOI
  • TCAs
  • Halogenated hydrocarbon anesthesia

Does food or alcohol interact with Berodual® (metered aerosol)?

Berodual® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Berodual® (metered aerosol)?

Berodual® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

These health conditions are:

  • Severe organic heart or vascular disorders
  • Severe heart disease
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Prostatic hyperplasia/bladder-neck obstruction
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hypokalemia

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Berodual® (metered aerosol).

What is the dose of Berodual® (metered aerosol) for an adult?

Adult & children >12 years old, the recommended dose is 1 mL (20 drops) for immediate symptomatic relief.

In severe cases, the recommended dose is 2.5 mL (50 drops), up to max 4 mL (80 drops).

What is the dose of Berodual® (metered aerosol) for a child?

Children 6-12 years old, the recommended dose is 0.5-1 mL (10-20 drops) for immediate symptomatic relief.

Severe cases, the recommended dose is  2 mL (40 drops), up to max 3 mL (60 drops).

How is Berodual® (metered aerosol) available?

Berodual® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:  

  • Inhalation solution 20 ml

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Berodual®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: June 9, 2017 | Last Modified: June 9, 2017

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