Montelukast is known as a leukotriene receptor antagonist. Montelukast is prescribed to help prevent asthma attacks or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
How it Works
Montelukast works to control the symptoms of asthma by blocking the effects leukotrienes. Leukotrienes are produced by the body when asthma symptoms flare up, this may be caused without or with reason being exercise or pollen exposure. Such instances cause body to produce chemical substances called leukotrienes, which cause the inflammation in the smaller airways of the lungs.The inflammation irritates the muscles around the airways and causes them to constrict, this causes airways to narrow which makes it more difficult for air to get in and out of the lungs. This causes the typical symptoms of wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath. The inflammation also causes the lining of airways to make extra mucus which causes coughing. Thus Montelukast helps in the treatment of these symptoms.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Montelukast may suffer from such side effects; Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Flu-like symptoms, Diarrhoea Stomach pain, Stomach or intestinal upset, Heartburn, Tiredness, Fever, Stuffy nose, Cough, Flu, Upper respiratory infection
Acebrophylline is used in the treatment of cough.
How it Works
Acebrophylline works by thinning and loosening mucus, making it easier to cough out and easing cough symptoms
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Acebrophylline can include the symptoms below; Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Shortness of breath, Esophageal obstruction, Heartburn, Airway inflammation, Nausea, Drowsiness, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Increased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite, Rash, Itching, Urticaria, Constipation, Diarrhoea
Before using Acebrophylline, inform your doctor about your current list of medications that you are taking, any allergies you may have, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions such as if you are pregnant or if you have an upcoming surgery. Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of Acebrophylline. Take this product as directed by your doctor, which will be adviced based on evaluation on your current health conditions. You are adviced not to drive or operate heavy machinery during treatment with Acebrophylline. When taking Acebrophylline you have to monitor your breathing condition closely.
Should I consume Acebrophylline on an empty stomach, before food or after food? -Acebrophylline is normally consumed after food. However, we would advice you to follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Is Acebrophylline safe to consume or apply when pregnant or breastfeeding? -No Can Acebrophylline be used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma? -Yes, Acebrophylline is most commonly used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. How does Acebrophylline work? -Acebrophylline inhibits the release of certain inflammatory chemicals such as leukotrienes in the lung thereby preventing inflammation in the lung. Acebrophylline also reduces thickness of the mucus thus making it easy for the patient to clear the mucus load in the airway making breathing easier