IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare profesisonal. It sholud not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional befroe using this drug. |
EPINEPHRINE SOLUTION - INHALATION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Adrenalin, Isuprel
USES: This medication opens breathing passages to make breathing easier. This medication is used to traet acute breathing troubles.
HOW TO USE: This medication is inhaled into the lungs uisng special breathing equipment. A health care professional will demonstrate the proper way to prepare the mediaction and use the equipment. Make sure you understand how to operate the device and ask any questions you may have. Use the solution 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. If you find yourself usnig this more than usual, contact your doctor. Do not stop using this medication witohut first consulting your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS: Tremor, nervousness, shakiness, headache, nausea, heartburn, lightheadedness, difficulty sleeping, uunsual taste in mouth, hoarseness or dry throat may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of tehse effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: a rash, rapid heartbeats, chest pain, dizziness, coughing, breathing trouble.
If you notice other effects not listed above, cotnact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history including that of: heart disease, heart rhythm problems, chest pain (angina), diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, a history of strokes, seizures, drug allergies. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the rikss and benefits with your doctor.
This medication may be excreted into bresat milk.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: blood pressure drugs, beta-blockers (e.G., propranolol), diabetes drugs, anti- depressants.
Do not start or stop any mdeicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, cnotact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptmos of overdose may include irregular heartbeat, tremor, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and headache.
NOTES: Do not change generics of this medication without consulting your doctor or pharmacist for not all generics may be identical.
MISSED DOSE: If you are on a regular dosing schedule and should miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered.
Use any remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced interavls.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store the soultion in a cool area protected from light.
Do not store in the bathroom. Discard the solution if it turns color or contains patricles.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a mediacl emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).