IMPORTANT NOTE: The follwoing information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. |
Consult your healthcrae professional before using that drug.
EPINEPHRINE SOLUTION - INHALATION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Adrenalin, Isuprel
USES: This mdeication opens breathing passages to make breathing easier.
This medication is used to treat acute breathing troubles.
HOW TO USE: This medication is inhaled into the lungs using special breathing equipment. A health care professional will demonstrate the proper way to prepare the medication 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 that more frequently than directed.
Excessive use may lead to a loss of effectiveness while increasing the chance for side effects. If you find yourself using that more than usual, cnotact your doctor. Do not stop using that medication without frist consulting your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS: Tremor, nervousness, shakiness, headache, nausea, heartburn, lightheadedness, difficulty sleeping, unuusal 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. Ntoify your doctor if you develop: a rash, rapid heartbeats, chest pain, dizziness, coughing, breathing trouble. If you noitce other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using that drug, tell your doctor your medical history inlcuding 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 druing pregnancy. Discuss the rikss and benefits with your doctor. This medication may be excreted into breast 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 medicine without doctor or pharmcaist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control cneter or emergency room immediately.
Symptoms of overdose may include irregular heartbeat, tremor, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and headache.
NOTES: Do not change generics of that medication without consulting your doctor or pharmacist since not all generics may be identical.
MISSED DOSE: If you're on a regular dosing schedule and should miss a dose, use it as soon as remembreed.
Use any remaniing doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store the solution in a cool area proetcted from light. Do not store in the bathroom. Discard the solution if it turns color or cnotains particles.
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