In a world where a major problem like pollution is rated lower than owning a luxurious car, we find people who are concerned about the threat to the environment without really wanting to. These people are the ones who are suffering from asthma, or have shown symptoms and are on the verge of becoming asthmatic. The problem, however, is not just this. Imagine you are an asthmatic patient or you are showing symptoms of asthma. What do you do when you are unable to breathe? Lose all hope and prepare to die? Of course, you don’t. You find an alternate solution. This alternate solution is called Bronkaid.
Bronkaid Caplets are medicines that you can use to treat mild asthma. What it means is that if you feel you are not able to breathe properly and suspect that you may have asthma, you can go to your pharmacist and get one of these. What you need to remember is that Bronkaid is not a permanent medication for asthma and it is used only to help you breathe properly when you feel you are unable to. These caplets can be taken without prescription but it is important to go to a doctor if you think or at least suspect that things can go out of hand.
Bronkaid caplets consist of Epinephrine which is a short-term reliever and is used for a number of conditions. What this element does to relieve mild asthma, or help you control an asthmatic attack, is that it loosens phlegm which in turn helps you breathe freely again. Therefore, if you have bronchial congestion, wheezing, tightness of chest or shortness of breath, this medicine can help relieve you of the uneasiness and restores proper breathing. Whatever that remains, which in fact was blocking your breathing, is coughed out easily.
The Good Side
Bronkaid, as mentioned above, helps relieve mild asthma and restore free breathing. These can be taken without prescription with a few precautionary measures. If you have talked to your pharmacist or your doctor and are confident about your body adapting to this medication, this is your ultimate boon. However, if you are a first timer without any consultation with a doctor, you might consider looking at the bad side (aka side effects) to help you decide further.
The Bad Side
Since Bronkaid has the element Epinephrine, it is important to note that it will bring about major side effects that you can might or might not be able to deal with. Many of these side effects include the following:
- An allergic reaction like rash and itching.
- Sourness of throat
- Tightness in the chest that further makes breathing difficult and problematic
- High fever
- High blood pressure
- Pain in chest
- Trouble in speaking and thinking
- Problem in vision
- Inability to sleep
While people may say that every medicine has its side effects, what one must keep in mind is that many of the side effects are the very problems that Bronkaid aims to solve. Therefore, if there is any hint of doubt, do not hesitate to go to a doctor, especially if you feel any type of discomfort after taking the medication.
Bronkaid is reasonably priced. A pack of 24 caplets is available for $12. However, the prices may vary according to the region.
Drug Facts and Warnings
Due to the fact that the caplets take time to be absorbed into the body, they provide relief much more slowly as compared to an inhaled bronchodilator.
Since asthma can be a life-threatening disorder, several warnings are in order. If you take a caplet and you do not feel better within 60 minutes or you get worse, seeing a doctor is highly recommended. Also, due to the strength of the caplet, overuse is not recommended. If you need more than 6 tablets in 24 hours, are you need to use more than 4 tablets in 24 hours for 3 or more days a week your asthma may be getting worse. If you are using a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor, you should not use this medicine. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, also known as MAOI drugs, are usually used for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease.
Apart from this, if you are taking prescription drugs for asthma, obesity, weight control, depression or psychiatric or emotional conditions, using this medicine is not recommended.
When using this product comma your blood pressure or heart rate may rise. This could possibly increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke increases if you have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you take this product more frequently or take more than the recommended dose. It is recommended that anybody who takes this medicine reference from consuming foods and beverages that contain caffeine and avoid dietary supplements containing ingredients that may have a stimulant effect.
Some warning signs that should be heeded are a rapid heartbeat, tremors, nervousness, or seizures. If your asthma is getting worse and you have difficulty sleeping, then seeing a doctor is important. If your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back or occurs with a fever a rash or a persistent headache, then you may be suffering from a serious condition.
Bronkaid is a powerful drug. While it has saved many lives, there are certain conditions that may be exacerbated by taking this medicine. If you have ever been hospitalized for asthma, then you should probably ask a doctor before taking this drug. Apart from that, if you have suffered from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, seizures or hypertension the effects of this drug may prove problematic. Since taking this drug causes your blood pressure or heart rate to increase, the aforementioned conditions may get worse. Similarly, if you suffer from narrow-angle glaucoma, using this drug is not recommended. If you have trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, this drug should not be taken. Since this drug is best used for asthma, using it if you are suffering from a persistent or a chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, chronic bronchitis or emphysema is not recommended.
If your cough is accompanied by excessive phlegm, it may be indicated of a lung infection, and this drug will not help.
This medicine has to be kept out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help immediately or contact a poison control center.
Bronkaid, therefore, is a boon for many people having mild asthma or sudden asthmatic attack in the absence of an inhaler. With the right consultation and the right dose, Bronkaid can make your life a lot easier, allowing you to breathe freely without any fear. However, there are various other factors to be considered before using Bronkaid. There are many aspects to one’s health that may make the experience extremely brutal for the users. There way too many side effects that come with Bronkaid and dealing with the side effects may create a hassle for you. On top of this, there are various other products on the market which are not just more reasonable but also safer and more accessible which can be used in place of Bronkaid. At the end of the day, it is your decision. But we strongly recommend speaking to your physician before using Bronkaid. There may be a certain precaution or preconditions that you need to know. Also with a physician’s go ahead, you can use the product hassle free and confidently.
Sol Ruiz heads our Research Digest department. He graduated from the New York University where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Health.