USES: This medication works in the lung to dilate breathing passages making breathing easier. It is used to treat acute asthma attacks and bronchospasm in persons with certain lung diseases.
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This medication works in the lung to dilate breathing passages making breathing easier. It is used to treat acute asthma attacks and bronchospasm in persons with certain lung diseases.
- Do not share this medication with others.
- Store the solution below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) protected from light.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- Discard the solution if it turns brown, yellow, pink, cloudy or contains particles.
- HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is inhaled into the lungs using special breathing equipment known as a hand held nebulizer.
- A health care professional will demonstrate the proper way to use the equipment.
- Make sure you understand how to operate the nebulizer and ask any questions you may have.
- Use this medication as directed.
- Do not increase your dose or use this more frequently than directed.
- Excessive use may lead to a loss of effectiveness while increasing the chance for side effects.
- Do not stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor.
- If you find yourself using this more than usual, or your symptoms do not improve or worsen after using this, contact your doctor immediately.
- Tremor, nervousness, shakiness, headache, nausea, heartburn, lightheadedness, difficulty sleeping, unusual taste in mouth, hoarseness or dry throat may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
- If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
- Notify your Inform your doctor if you develop a rapid heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness or coughing.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history especially of an overactive thyroid, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, diabetes and of any drug allergies.
- This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including medication for blood pressure, chest pain, diabetes or depression and of the use of diuretics (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide).
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.