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Alupent (Orciprenaline - Metaproterenol)

Orciprenaline - Metaproterenol (Generic Equivalent of Alupent)

Drug:Orciprenaline - Metaproterenol (Orcibest - Zydus)
Dosage:10 mg
Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Bolanle Aina, Pharmacist on 12/13/2023 9:44:20 AM.

Alupent (Orceprenaline – Metaproterenol) is a prescription medication that is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath from lung problems such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, emphysema. Metaproterenol belongs to the class of medications known as adrenergic bronchodilators. This medication works by opening breathing passages to make breathing easier. Alupent is taken with or without food usually 3-4 times daily or as directed by your doctor.

Manufacturer Information

Canadian Pharmacy King is currently offering the generic Metaproterenol tablets from India also called Orcibest manufactured by Zydus. We also carry the generic Alupent syrup manufactured by a different manufacturer. The brand Alupent is not available at this time. Alupent tablets are available in the strength of 10 mg and the syrup is available in the strength of 2 mg/ml/250 ml.

The common side effects of Alupent may include diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, nervousness, shaking, tiredness, and trouble sleeping.

Inform your doctor right away if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects such as:

• Fast pounding or irregular heartbeat;
• Muscle cramps;
• Weakness

Get medical attention immediately if you have chest pain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further questions or concerns.

You should not take Alupent if you are allergic to Metaproterenol or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you dizzy. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Limit alcoholic beverages. The elderly people may be at a greater risk of the effects on their heart. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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