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Published: 12/2008

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Berotec Syrup 0.05%
 Active ingredient:
Fenoterol hydrobromide
 Dosage form:
clear and colorless syrup
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

By stimulating β2-adrenergic receptors, this medicine relaxes the bronchial smooth muscle and dilates the bronchi to facilitate breathing.
Usually, this medicine is used for the remission of various symptoms of airway obstruction such as breathing difficulty in bronchial asthma, asthemataic bronchitis and acute bronchitis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have thyroid disorder (hyperthyroidism), hypertension, heart disorder or diabetes mellitus.
  • If you are already pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • General dosage regimen: usually for children, 0.25mL/kg (0.125mg/kg of fenoterol hydrobromide) is orally administered three times daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to the patient's age and severity of symptoms, however, the standard daily dose is, for children aged 6 months to under 1 year, 3-6mL (1.5-3.0mg); for children aged 1 year to 2 years, 6-9mL (3.0-4.5mg); for children aged 3 to 4 years, 9-15mL (4.5-7.5mg); in 3 divided doses. Follow your doctor's instructions.
  • If you are ordered to use this medicine on regular schedule and you missed a dose, apply as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop your medication without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: headache, heart pounding, thirst/dry mouth, rash.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • weakness, paralysis of limbs, difficulty in breathing [decrease in serum potassium level]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from heat, moisture and light. Avoid contamination after opening.
  • Discard unused medicine.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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