Merck & Co. | Brondelate (Medication)
Brondelate contains 2 active ingredients (oxtriphylline and guaifenesin) and is used to treat and prevent wheezing and trouble breathing caused by ongoing lung disease (such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema). Oxtriphylline belongs to a class of drugs known as xanthines and is changed in the body to theophylline. Theophylline improves breathing by opening the air passages and decreasing the lungs' response to irritants. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps thin and loosen mucus in the lungs, making it easier to cough up the mucus. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.
This medication does not work immediately and should not be used to relieve sudden attacks of breathing trouble. If an attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol) as prescribed by your doctor. ...
Stomach pain/cramping, pounding heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, headache, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, irritability, restlessness, shaking, and increased urination may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur:fast/irregular heartbeat, seizures
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any type of allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:heart problems (such as angina, fast/irregular heartbeat, heart failure, recent heart attack), high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, seizures, stomach/intestinal ulcer, thyroid problems (underactive or overactive), a certain lung problem (cystic fibrosis), fluid in the lungs.
Common illnesses may affect how this medication is removed from your body. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop a high fever (102 degrees F/39 degrees C or higher) that lasts for more than 24 hours. The dose of your medication may need to be adjusted.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...