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Astherin Syrup

Astherin Syrup



Each caplet contains 2,5 mg of terbutaline sulfate.
Each 5 ml   contains 2,5 mg of  terbutaline sulfate.

Terbutaline sulfate is a selective adrenergic beta-2 receptor stimulator with its main effect on the bronchial muscle and
myometrium. It increases impaired mucociliary clearance in obstructive lung diseases and improves the transport of sticky
mucous. The outstanding characteristics in all presentation is its long duration of action. Contrary to the long known
sympathomimetic amines that also affect  the beta-1 receptor in the heart with consequent palpitation and discomforts for the
patient, therapeutic doses of terbutaline very seldom produce these effects. Bronchodilatation effect is evident 1 – 2 hours
after administration and lasts 5 – 7 hours.

For the relieve of bronchospasm in bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and other diseases of the lung, where
bronchoconstriction is a complicating factor.

Patients with thyrotoxicosis should  use terbutaline with caution.
Hypersensitivity to terbutaline.

Tremor, tonic cramp and palpitations, are characteristic of sympathominetic amines but the symptoms will disappear after a
few days of treatment and if palpitations occur, these will subside if the dose is lowered.

Terbutaline should be used with care in pregnancy and lactation.
Terbutaline should not be recommended in children under 12 years.
Care must be taken in  patients with diabetic, hypertension, hyperthyroid,  heart attack and cardiac arrhythmia.

Adults        : Initial dose, 1 caplet or 1 teaspoon syrup, 3 times daily and if necessary may be increased  up to 2 caplets  after
2 – 4 weeks.
Maximum  :  6 caplets or 6 teaspoons daily.
Children above 12 years  : ½ – 1 caplet or ½ – 1 teaspoon 3 times daily, maximum 3 caplets or 3 teaspoons daily.

Caplet  :  Boxes  of 10 x 10’s
Reg. No.  DKL9221003604A1
Syrup   :  Bottle of 100 ml
Reg. No.  DKL9221003537A1

Keep in a cool and dry place.
On medical prescription only.