Fenoterol - bronchodilator drug, a selective beta2-agonists.
The pharmacological action of fenoterol
Fenoterol effect on beta2-adrenergic receptors. The mechanism of action of the drug is directly related to the activation of the catalyst the conversion of ATP, which leads to an increase and acceleration of formation of c-AMP, which reduces the concentration of calcium in the muscle cell organelles, which provide their reduction.
When applying Fenoterol, as bronchodilator and increases the volume of the bronchi, tidal volume and increases the rate of respiration.
Fenoterol produced in the form of tablets, aerosols, solutions for inhalation, injection and infusion.
According to the instructions Fenoterol applied by inhalation in the case of treatment of bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, spastic bronchitis, for the prophylaxis of asthma after physical activity in the preparation prior to the administration of other drugs.
Also Fenoterol used for bronchodilation test in the study of respiratory function. It is also used in obstetrics with the threat of premature birth or miscarriage threat after 4 months of pregnancy.
Instructions Fenoterol: how to use
According to the instructions of fenoterol inhalation this drug for the relief of bronchospasm single dose of 0, 2, the frequency of inhalation is not more than 3 hours. For the prevention of asthma attacks mass dose of 0, 2 g three times a day, for children, it is corrected and is 0, 1 g and a rate of not more than 4 times a day.
Side effects Fenoterol
Fenoterol can cause various side effects in the cardiovascular system, such as palpitations, tachycardia, in the central nervous system (anxiety, tremor, nervousness), from the digestive tract (nausea, vomiting), changes in metabolism, namely increase the percentage of glucose in the blood.
Fenoterol can also cause side effects in the respiratory system, increased sweating, weakness, and sometimes allergic reactions.
According to the reviews of fenoterol should be taken with extreme caution in patients with diabetes, if you have had a heart attack.
According to the instructions fenoterol should not be taken in the case of diseases obstructive cardiomyopathy, tachyarrhythmia, thyrotoxicosis. When used in obstetrics should be careful in case of heart disease, multiple pregnancies, intrauterine infections.