Onbrez breezhaler is a special inhaler used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that helps keep the airways open when used on a regular basis. This medicine contains the active ingredient indacaterol, which is a type of medicine known as a long-acting beta 2 agonist.
Onbrez is found to be effective for relieving the symptoms in COPD patients when used regularly on a daily basis.
Onbrez contains the active ingredient called Indacaterol, a long-acting beta 2 agonist. This medicine acts on the beta 2 receptors which are present in the lungs. It stimulates these receptors, as a result of which the lung muscles in the airways relax.
When a patient is suffering from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which causes the airways to narrow, it becomes difficult for the patient to breathe. Onbrez opens up the airways and thereby makes it easier for air to get in and out of the lungs.
However, it is a long-acting beta 2 agonist, which means that it does not work as quickly as short-acting beta 2 agonists like terbutaline or salbutamol. These are fast-acting drugs, but their effect also lasts for a few hours only (say 3-4 hours). While long-acting drugs such as Onbrez are useful for COPD patients as their effect lasts for about 24 hours.
The usual recommended dose of Onbrez is one 150mg or one 300mg capsule inhaled once every day. It is preferred to take the daily dose of this medicine at the same time every day because its effect lasts for about 24 hours.
Onbrez inhaler comes with capsules that contain the medicine in a powder form. These capsules to be inserted inside the chamber of the inhaler. The inhalation device then pierces the capsule and you can breathe in the powder. Remember that you must not swallow the capsules.
If you skip a dose by mistake, take your next dose at the usual time on the next day. Do not consume a double dose in order to make up for a missed one.
The Onbrez inhaler should be used with caution by:
People with high blood sugar or diabetes
People with severe liver disease
People with epilepsy
People with high blood pressure (hypertension)
People with an overactive thyroid gland
People with heart ailments.
People with low blood potassium levels (hypokalaemia)
The Onbrez inhaler should not be used by:
Children and adolescents below the age of 18 years
People who need relief from sudden attacks of wheezing or breathing problems
People who are allergic to any ingredient of the medicine, including lactose.
People suffering from asthma
Women who are breastfeeding
Few side effects of Onbrez may include:
Infections in the upper respiratory tract such as coughs and colds
Fluid retention leading to swelling of the legs and ankles
Chest pain (angina). Consult your medical team if you experience this symptom.
Keep these precautions in mind while using Onbrez:
Do not swallow the capsules directly.
Do not use this inhaler to relieve a sudden wheezing attack or breathlessness
If you find the need to use this inhaler more often than the recommended dose, consult your medical team. It is possible that your COPD condition might be deteriorating and you may be in the need of a different course of treatment.
You can safely purchase Onbrez online at MedsNow after a brief online consultation with one of our clinicians. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that this is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied.
Indacaterol is a long-acting beta 2 antagonist.