Treats and prevents chest pain (angina pectoris).
Store this medicine in the refrigerator or in a cool place, away from heat and light.
Do not break open a medicine vial until you are ready to use it.
Throw the vial away after one use.
Do not discard empty medicine bottles into a fire.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
It is best to use this medicine while you are sitting or lying down.
Hold the inhalant vial away from your face while you are opening it.
The vial has a dot located at the center of the inhalant.
To break open the vial, crush it between your thumb and forefinger at the point where the dot is located.
Crush the vial only once.
Then pass it back and forth several times under your nose, or the nose of the person you are treating for chest pain.
Wash your hands after using this medicine.
This medicine is highly flammable.
Do not use near heat or open flame, or while you are smoking.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Chest pain that continues for longer than 3 minutes after inhaling the medicine.
Fast or racing heartbeat.
Lightheadedness or fainting.
Loss of bladder or bowel control.
Pale, cold, or clammy skin.
Shallow breathing, muscle weakness.
Warmth or redness in your face.
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to amyl nitrite.
You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant, if you have glaucoma, or if you have recently had a head injury.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are breast feeding.
Using this medicine many times over a long period of time may make you less sensitive to its helpful effects.
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or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular
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discontinuing any course of treatment.