| Proventil |
This drug relaxes the smooth muscle in the lungs and dilates airways to improve breathing. It is used in the treatment of asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
- If symptoms do not improve or worsen after taking this medication, call your doctor immediately.
- Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
Proventil inhaled (albuterol
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- Oral medication may be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs.
- Take this medication exactly as prescribed.
- Do not take it more frequently without your doctor's approval.
- Excessive use may result in decreased efficacy and increased side effects.
- Dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, heartburn, loss of appetite, altered taste sensation, restlessness, anxiety, nervousness, trembling or sweating may occur but should subside as your body adjust to the medication.
- If these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you experience chest pain, palpitations, vomiting or breathing difficulties while taking this medication.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, epilepsy or diabetes.
- Tell your doctor if you ever had a bad reaction to bitolterol, ephedrine, epinephrine, metaproterenol, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pseudoephedrine, or terbutaline.
- Many nonprescription products contain these drugs (e.g., diet pills and medication for colds and asthma), so check the labels carefully.
- Do not take any of these medications without consulting your doctor (even if you never had a problem taking them before).
- Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.
- Before you use this drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- This drug should not be used unless clearly needed if you are pregnant.
- If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost 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 all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of drugs used for asthma, depression or colds; and beta-blockers (e.g., atenolol, propranolol).
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.