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ACCOLATE ORAL
Zafirlukast is used to prevent asthma symptoms and to decrease the number of asthma attacks in people 5 and older.

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Generic Name: ZAFIRLUKAST - ORAL
Pronounced: (za-FEER-lew-kast)

Zafirlukast is used to prevent asthma symptoms and to decrease the number of asthma attacks in people 5 and older. It helps make breathing easier by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the airways. Regular use of this medication can help control your asthma, improve your ability to exercise, and decrease the number of times you need to use your rescue inhaler.

This medication works by blocking the activity of natural substances (leukotrienes) that may cause or worsen asthma. This medication does not work immediately and is not used to treat sudden asthma attacks.

How To Use Accolate Oral

Take this medication by mouth, usually twice a day or as directed by your doctor. Zafirlukast should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Your dosage is based on your age, medical condition and response to therapy.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.

Do not increase or decrease your dose or stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. Continue to take other medications for asthma as directed by your doctor. This medication works over time and is not meant to relieve sudden attacks of asthma. Therefore, if an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed.

It may take 1 to 2 weeks before you feel the full benefit of this medication. Inform your doctor if your condition (e.g., asthma symptoms, number of times you use your rescue inhaler) persists or worsens

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Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

Accolate Oral Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Accolate Oral Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., liver function tests) may be performed from time to time to check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and promptly report worsening asthma (such as readings in the yellow or red range or increased use of quick-relief inhalers).

Avoid allergens, irritants, smoking, and other factors that make asthma worse.

Most people with asthma should receive a flu shot annually. Discuss with your doctor.

Accolate Oral Storage

Store in the original container at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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Headache, sore throat, trouble sleeping, malaise, and nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects:

  • severe stomach/abdominal pain
  • persistent nausea/vomiting
  • unusual tiredness
  • yellowing of the eyes/skin
  • dark urine

If your doctor determines that you have experienced liver problems from this medication, do not take it again. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:

  • worsening shortness of breath
  • tingling of the hands/feet
  • muscle/joint aches
  • coughing up blood
  • swelling of the hands/feet
  • chest pain
  • easy bruising/bleeding
  • signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat)

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:

  • rash itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

In the US, you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Accolate Oral Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Drug Interactions

Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: aspirin drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove this medication from your body (e.g., macrolide antibiotics including erythromycin) drugs removed from your body by certain liver enzymes (e.g., "blood thinners" such as warfarin; certain calcium channel blockers such as felodipine; cisapride; certain anti-seizure drugs such as carbamazepine and phenytoin; theophylline; tolbutamide)

Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many products contain aspirin, which may increase your risk of side effects if taken together with this medication. Low-dose aspirin, as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day), should be continued.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

ADVAIR DISKUS INHALER
Advair is a combination asthma inhaler containing salmeterol (a bronchodilator) and fluticasone (a corticosteroid)

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Generic Name: FLUTICASONE/SALMETEROL INHALE DISK - ORAL
Pronounced: (flew-TICK-uh-sone/sal-MET-er-all)

Advair Diskus Inhl Uses

This product is a combination medication (salmeterol and fluticasone). It is used as a long-term (maintenance) treatment to prevent or decrease wheezing and trouble breathing caused by asthma or ongoing lung disease (e.g., COPD, emphysema). It works in the airways by decreasing swelling and relaxing muscles. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.

This medication does not work immediately and should not be used for sudden attacks of breathing trouble. Your doctor must prescribe a quick-relief medicine/inhaler (e.g., albuterol) for sudden shortness of breath/asthma attacks while you are on this medication. You should always have a quick-relief inhaler with you. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Do not use other long-acting inhaled beta agonists (e.g., formoterol) with this product since this may increase your risk for side effects.

In patients with asthma, this medication should not be used when breathing problems can be controlled with inhaled corticosteroids (e.g., flunisolide, fluticasone) and occasional use of quick-relief inhalers. (See also Warning section.)

If you are regularly taking corticosteroids by mouth (e.g., prednisone), you should not stop using them or use this inhaled medication instead. Continue to follow your doctor's instructions on taking the corticosteroids by mouth.

How To Use Advair Diskus Inhl

Read the Medication Guide available from your pharmacist before you start using salmeterol/fluticasone and each time you get a refill. Refer to the illustrated directions provided by the manufacturer for directions on how to use this device. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Always activate and use this device in a level, horizontal position.

Inhale this medication by mouth, usually twice daily in the morning and the evening (12 hours apart), or use as directed by your doctor. You may or may not taste/feel the drug when you inhale. Either is normal. Never exhale into the device. Do not use with a spacer. Never wash the mouthpiece or any part of the device. Do not take the inhaler apart.

Gargle and rinse your mouth with water after using this medication to help prevent dryness and mouth infections (e.g., thrush) and relieve throat irritation. Do not swallow the rinse water.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Use this medication regularly to receive the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Do not use it more than prescribed or use more than 1 inhalation twice daily since this may increase the risk of side effects.

Do not stop taking this medication or change your dose without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

If you have been using a quick-relief inhaler (e.g., albuterol) on a regular daily schedule (such as 4 times daily), you must stop this schedule and only use it as needed for sudden shortness of breath/asthma attacks. Consult your doctor for details.

If this medication stops working well, or you need to use your quick-relief inhaler more often than usual (4 or more puffs for 2 or more days in a row, or use of more than 1 inhaler every 8 weeks), seek immediate medical attention. It may be a sign of worsening asthma, which is a serious condition.

It may take 1 week or longer before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


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If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include seizures, chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat, severe muscle cramping, fainting.

Advair Diskus Inhl Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Advair Diskus Inhl Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., morning cortisol levels, pulmonary function tests, regular eye exams) may be performed to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and promptly report worsening asthma (such as readings in the yellow/red range, increased use of quick-relief inhalers).

Avoid allergens/irritants such as smoke, pollen, pet dander, dust, or molds that may worsen asthma and other breathing problems.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should have an annual flu shot.

Advair Diskus Inhl Storage

Store the U.S. product at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not remove the device from its original foil package until ready to use. Discard the device 1 month after you remove it from the original foil package or after the dose indicator reads "0," whichever comes first.

For the Canadian product, the manufacturer recommends not storing it above 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). Keep away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep the device closed when not in use.

Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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Rarely, serious (sometimes fatal) asthma-related breathing problems have occurred with the use of long-acting inhaled beta agonists (e.g., salmeterol). This product contains salmeterol in combination with fluticasone (a corticosteroid). It is not known if adding a corticosteroid changes this risk. Therefore, in patients with asthma, this drug should only be prescribed when one long-term medication (e.g., inhaled corticosteroids) does not control breathing problems or when more than one long-term medication is clearly needed to control breathing problems. Before using this medication, it is important to learn how to use it properly. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with this medication with your doctor.

Advair Diskus Inhl Side Effects
See also Precautions.

Hoarseness, throat irritation, headache, rapid heartbeat, nervousness, cough, dry mouth/throat, or upset stomach may occur.

To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.

If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

  • white patches on tongue/in mouth
  • increased thirst/urination
  • persistent weight gain
  • vision problems (e.g., blurred vision)
  • shaking
  • severe muscle cramping

Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:

  • chest pain
  • fast/slow/irregular heartbeat
  • severe dizziness
  • fainting seizures
 
AEROBID INHALER
Flunisolide works by reducing the swelling of the airways in the lungs, and decreasing phlegm and other asthma symptoms.

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Generic Name: FLUNISOLIDE - INHALATION
Pronounced: (flew-NISS-oh-lide)

Aerobid Inhl Uses

Flunisolide is used to help prevent asthma symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. For those who must take corticosteroids by mouth to control their asthma, flunisolide can be used to help decrease the dose of the medication that must be taken by mouth. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works to make breathing easier by reducing the swelling of the airways in the lungs, and decreasing phlegm and other asthma symptoms.

This medication must be taken regularly to be effective. It does not work immediately and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (e.g., albuterol) as prescribed.

How To Use Aerobid Inhl
First read the manufacturers instruction leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using flunisolide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is inhaled into the lungs using a special inhaler device. To use the inhaler, shake the canister for about 10 seconds. Take a drink of water to moisten the throat. Place the inhaler mouthpiece into your mouth over the tongue. Close your lips tightly around the mouthpiece. Tilt your head back slightly, and press the inhaler while taking a slow deep breath for 5 seconds. Hold your breath for 10 seconds so that the drug can be absorbed into the lungs. Slowly breathe out.

Use this medication twice daily or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

It is recommended that you use a spacer device with this medication. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

If 2 or more inhalations/puffs for each dose are prescribed, wait at least 1 minute between them.

If you are using other inhalers at the same time, use them first. Wait several minutes between the use of those inhalers and flunisolide.

To prevent dry mouth, hoarseness, and fungal infection of the mouth, rinse your mouth with water after each use. Do not swallow the rinse water.

 

Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Follow the dosing schedule carefully. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have been taking high doses of this medication for a long time, do not suddenly stop taking it without your doctor's approval. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased to reduce symptoms such as extreme tiredness, weakness, weight loss, or nausea. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms occur after stopping the medication.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


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Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

Aerobid Inhl Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Aerobid Inhl Notes
Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood glucose/salt levels, blood counts, height/weight measurements, blood pressure, eye examinations, X-rays, bone density tests) may be performed regularly to monitor your progress or check for side effects if this medication is used for prolonged periods. Consult your doctor for more details.

Lifestyle changes that may help reduce the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) during long-term therapy include weight-bearing exercise, increasing calcium and vitamin D, stopping smoking and limiting alcohol. Talk with your doctor about lifestyle changes that might benefit you.

If you take this medication for a long time, wear or carry identification stating that you are using it.

Aerobid Inhl Storage
Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). Do not store or use near heat or open flame. Avoid storage at temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) because this may cause the container to explode. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.


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Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, or unpleasant taste in the mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

dizziness
lightheadedness
shakiness
nervousness
white/sore patches in the mouth or throat
heartburn
loss of appetite
increased appetite
constipation
gas
menstrual period changes (e.g., delayed/irregular/absent periods)
stomach/abdominal pain
fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat
unusual weight gain
swelling of the ankles/feet
mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, mood swings, agitation)
fever
persistent sore throat
frequent/painful urination
eye pain/discharge
earache
cough
vision changes

 

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:

rash
itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
severe dizziness
trouble breathing

 

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In the US, you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Aerobid Inhl Medical Alert
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Drug Interactions ~

Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

This drug should not be used with the following medication because very serious interactions may occur:

natalizumab

 

If you are currently using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting flunisolide.

Though unlikely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream, especially at higher doses. This may result in certain drug interactions. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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large doses of aspirin and aspirin-like drugs (salicylates)
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as indomethacin, ibuprofen)
birth control pills
estrogen hormone replacement
blood thinners (e.g., warfarin)
bupropion
drugs for diabetes (e.g., glyburide, insulin, metformin)
herbal products (e.g., licorice)
drugs for myasthenia gravis (e.g., neostigmine, pyridostigmine)
isoniazid
mifepristone
drugs that may cause potassium loss (e.g., amphotericin B, water pills/diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide or furosemide)

 

Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many contain pain relievers/fever reducers (NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) that may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Low-dose aspirin, as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day), should be continued. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

This product may interfere with certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.


ALUPENT INHALER
This medication opens breathing passages to make breathing easier. Metaproterenol is used to prevent and treat breathing problems.

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Generic Name: METAPROTERENOL - INHALATION SOLUTION
Pronounced: (met-uh-pro-TAIR-en-ohl)

Alupent Inhl Uses

This medication opens breathing passages to make breathing easier. Metaproterenol is used to prevent and treat breathing problems.

How To Use Alupent Inhl
This medication is inhaled into the lungs using special breathing equipment. The medication must be diluted using normal saline as directed. 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 machine 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.


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Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, headache, tremors, nervousness, weakness, and dizziness.

Alupent Inhl Missed Dose
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.

Alupent Inhl Notes
Do not share this medication with others.

Alupent Inhl Storage
Store the solution at room temperature between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 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.

Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

 


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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.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Notify your doctor if you develop:

rapid heartbeats
dizziness
chest pain
cough

In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include:

rash
itching
swelling
severe dizziness
trouble breathing

If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Alupent Inhl Precautions
Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of:

an overactive thyroid
heart disease
high blood pressure
epilepsy
diabetes
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.

Alupent Inhl 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)
antidepressants
drugs used for diabetes
diuretics (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide)

Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Alupent Inhl Medical Alert
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

ASMANEX TWISTHALER INHALER
Helps to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath. Works directly in the lungs to make breathing easier by reducing the swelling airways.

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Generic Name: MOMETASONE INHALATION POWDER - ORAL
Pronounced: (mow-MET-uh-sown)

Asmanex Twisthaler Inhl Uses

When used regularly, mometasone helps to prevent the wheezing and shortness of breath that can occur with asthma. This medication is in a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works directly in the lungs to make breathing easier by reducing the swelling of the airways.

This medication does not work immediately. Therefore, it should not be used to relieve an acute asthma attack. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (e.g., albuterol, salbutamol) as prescribed.

How To Use Asmanex Twisthaler Inhl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. This leaflet contains instructions for the proper use of this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

This medication is inhaled through the mouth, usually once a day in the evening, or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

If two inhalations/puffs are prescribed, wait at least one minute between them.

If you are using other inhalers at the same time, wait several minutes between the use of each medication, and use this drug (the corticosteroid) last.

To prevent dry mouth, hoarseness and oral yeast infections, gargle and rinse your mouth after each use. Do not swallow the rinse solution.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. This medication works best if used regularly at even intervals. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day. Do not increase your dose, use this more frequently or stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor.

Keep track of the number of inhalations used from each inhaler. Discard the inhaler after you have used the number of inhalations specified on the manufacturer's package.

It may take 1-2 weeks or longer before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen.

Be sure you understand which asthma medications to use on a regular schedule (controller drugs) and which to use as needed for sudden asthma attacks (quick-relief medications). Consult your doctor about what you should do if your breathing worsens (for example, if you have increased coughing or shortness of breath, or if you wake up at night with breathing trouble). Also discuss what to do if this medication stops working well. Watch for signs of worsening asthma and report them to your doctor promptly. Your doctor may need to change your dose of controller medications to help prevent a serious asthma attack. Signs include needing to use your quick-relief inhaler more often (more than 2 days a week, more than 1 canister a month), or having peak flow meter readings in the yellow/red range. Get instructions from your doctor about when you can treat breathing problems by yourself and when you must seek immediate medical attention.


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Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

Asmanex Twisthaler Inhl Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Asmanex Twisthaler Inhl Notes
Do not share this medication with others.

Learn to use a peak flow meter and use it daily. Promptly report worsening asthma (such as readings in the yellow or red range, or increased use of quick-relief inhalers) to your doctor.

Make sure all of your doctors know that you are using this medication or have used it in the past.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as lung function tests, morning cortisol levels, eye exam, bone density tests) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

Asmanex Twisthaler Inhl Storage
Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product

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Dry or irritated throat, hoarseness or coughing may occur as your body adjusts to this drug. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

muscle/joint pain
mental/mood changes (e.g., depression)
white patches in your mouth or on your tongue
persistent coughing
increased wheezing/trouble breathing

 

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:

vision changes

 

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:

rash
itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
severe dizziness
trouble breathing

 

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In the US, you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Asmanex Twisthaler Inhl Medical Alert
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Drug Interactions ~

Asmanex Twisthaler Inhl
IMPORTANT NOTE: The following 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 healthcare professional before using this drug.

Drug Interactions

Generic Name: MOMETASONE INHALATION POWDER - ORAL
Pronounced: (mow-MET-uh-sown)

Asmanex Twisthaler Inhl Interactions

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Uses and How to Use
Dosage and Storage
Precautions and Side Effects
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Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:

aldesleukin
oral corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, dexamethasone)
natalizumab
drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove mometasone from your body (such as azole antifungals including itraconazole, macrolide antibiotics including erythromycin, cimetidine, rifamycins including rifabutin, St. John's wort, certain anti-seizure medicines including carbamazepine)

 

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist

 
AZMACORT INHALER
Triamcinolone helps to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath. It can be used to help decrease the dose of corticosteroids taken by mouth.

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Generic Name: TRIAMCINOLONE - ORAL INHALATION
Pronounced: (trye-am-SIN-oh-lone)

Azmacort Inhl Uses

Triamcinolone is used to help prevent asthma symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath. For those who must take corticosteroids by mouth to control their asthma, triamcinolone can be used to help decrease the dose of the medication that must be taken by mouth. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works to make breathing easier by reducing the swelling of the airways in the lungs, and decreasing phlegm and other asthma symptoms.

This medication must be taken regularly to be effective. It does not work immediately and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (e.g., albuterol) as prescribed.

How To Use Azmacort Inhl
First read the manufacturers instruction leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using triamcinolone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is inhaled into the lungs using a special inhaler device. This inhaler device includes a spacer to make it easier to inhale the medication. To use the inhaler, shake the canister for about 10 seconds. Take a drink of water to moisten the throat. Place the inhaler mouthpiece into your mouth over the tongue. Close your lips tightly around the mouthpiece. Press the inhaler while taking a slow deep breath through your mouth for 5 seconds. Hold your breath for 10 seconds while keeping the inhaler in your mouth so that the drug can be absorbed into the lungs. Remove the inhaler device from your mouth and slowly breathe out.

Use this medication 2-4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

If 2 or more inhalations/puffs for each dose are prescribed, wait at least 1 minute between them.

If you are using other inhalers at the same time, use them first. Wait several minutes between the use of those inhalers and triamcinolone.

To prevent dry mouth, hoarseness, and fungal infection of the mouth, rinse your mouth with water after each use. Do not swallow the rinse water.

Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Follow the dosing schedule carefully. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have been taking high doses of this medication for a long time, do not suddenly stop taking it without your doctor's approval. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased to reduce symptoms such as extreme tiredness, weakness, weight loss, or nausea. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms occur after stopping the medication.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


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Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

Azmacort Inhl Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Azmacort Inhl Notes
Do not share this medication with others.

Learn to use a peak flow meter. Use it daily and promptly report worsening asthma (such as readings in the yellow or red range, or increased use of quick-relief inhalers). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you need to use 4 or more puffs daily for 2 or more consecutive days or more than 1 inhaler (200 puff canister) every 8 weeks of your quick-relief inhaler.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood glucose/salt levels, blood counts, height/weight measurements, blood pressure, eye examinations, X-rays, bone density tests) may be performed regularly to monitor your progress or check for side effects if this medication is used for prolonged periods. Consult your doctor for more details.

Lifestyle changes that may help reduce the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) during long-term therapy include weight-bearing exercise, increasing calcium and vitamin D, stopping smoking and limiting alcohol. Talk with your doctor about lifestyle changes that might benefit you.

If you take this medication for a long time, wear or carry identification stating that you are using it.

Azmacort Inhl Storage
Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). Do not store or use near heat or open flame. Avoid storage at temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) because this may cause the container to explode. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.


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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
weakness, tired feeling, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss;

wheezing or breathing problems after using Azmacort;

skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;

pain or burning when you urinate;

changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist);

worsening asthma symptoms.

Less serious side effects may include:

nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain;

joint or muscle pain;

dryness in your mouth, nose, or throat;

white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;

stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat, cough; or

hoarseness or deepened voice.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Drug Interactions ~

There may be other drugs that can interact with Azmacort. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE NASAL
Beclomethasone is used to relieve nasal symptoms (sneezing, itching, runny/stuffy nose). Also used to prevent the return of growths in the nose (nasal polyps) after removal by surgery.

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Generic Name: BECLOMETHASONE - NASAL
Pronounced: (beck-low-METH-uh-sown)

Beclomethasone Dipropionate Nasl Uses

Beclomethasone is used to relieve allergic and non-allergic nasal symptoms (sneezing, itching, runny/stuffy nose). It may also be used to prevent the return of growths in the nose (nasal polyps) after removal by surgery.

Beclomethasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the nasal passages.

How To Use Beclomethasone Dipropionate Nasl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using beclomethasone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Shake the bottle gently before each use. Remove the safety clip and plastic cap. Follow the instructions on how to properly prime the spray if you are using a bottle for the first time or if you have not used it for 7 days. A fine spray means that the pump is primed properly.

Spray this medication into the nose, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Close one nostril with a finger and lean your head slightly forward. Insert the spray tip into the other nostril. Spray the medication into the open nostril. Breathe in gently through the nostril, then gently breathe out through your mouth. If more sprays are prescribed, repeat in the same nostril. Then repeat for the other nostril if so directed.

Avoid blowing your nose for 15 minutes after using the medication. Avoid spraying the medication into your eyes or onto the middle of the inside of your nose (nasal septum). Replace the plastic cap and safety clip after each use.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. This medication works best if used at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Do not increase your dose, use more frequently, or stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor. Dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to therapy. Your doctor may lower your dose once you have had a response to this medication. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

This medication does not work immediately. Some people will feel this medication working within 3 days, but it may take up to 2 weeks before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.

Keep track of the number of sprays used from each bottle. Discard the bottle after you have used the number of sprays noted in the instructions. Do not pour any remaining medication into another container. Follow the instructions on regular cleaning of the spray bottle and unblocking the spray tip if it becomes blocked.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 3 weeks of use.


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Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

Beclomethasone Dipropionate Nasl Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Use the remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Beclomethasone Dipropionate Nasl Notes
Do not share this medication with others.

If used for prolonged periods, laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., nasal exams) may be performed to monitor your progress and check for side effects.

Persons taking this medication for long-term therapy should wear or carry identification stating that they are taking a corticosteroid. Inform all your doctors you use, or have used, this medication. (See Medical Alert section.)

Beclomethasone Dipropionate Nasl Storage
Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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Nose/throat irritation, sneezing, headache, nausea, lightheadedness, stuffy/runny nose, nosebleeds, and unpleasant taste/smell may occur. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

white patches inside the nose or on the back of the throat
fever
persistent/severe sore throat
pain while swallowing
wheezing
ringing in the ears
tingling of the hands/feet
menstrual period changes

 

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:

vision problems
loss of taste or smell
poor wound healing
increased thirst/urination
puffy face
unexpected weight gain
muscle weakness/pain
pain/discomfort/sores on the middle of the inside of the nose

 

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:

rash
itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
severe dizziness
trouble breathing

 

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In the US, you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Beclomethasone Dipropionate Nasl Medical Alert
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Drug Interactions ~

Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:

other corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, dexamethasone)
natalizumab
quinolones (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin)
bupropion
aldesleukin
licorice (glycyrrhiza)

 

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

BRETHINE ORAL

Terbutaline is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath from lung problems. It works by opening breathing passages for easier breathing.

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Generic Name: TERBUTALINE - ORAL
Pronounced: (ter-BYOO-ta-leen)

Brethine Oral Uses

Terbutaline is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath from lung problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis and emphysema). Controlling these symptoms can decrease time lost from work or school. Terbutaline is a bronchodilator (beta-2 receptor agonist) that works by opening breathing passages to make breathing easier.

How To Use Brethine Oral
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Adults and children older than 15 should not take more than 15 milligrams daily. Children aged 12-15 should not take more than 7.5 milligrams daily. For children under 12, follow the doctor's directions for daily limits.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Treatment Options, Latest Advances.
Trustworty, Current Report.
www.copd-guidebook.comTake this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not take more of this medication or take it more often than recommended by your doctor. If you have been directed to use this medication on a daily schedule, use it regularly at the same times each day in order to get the most benefit from it.

If you take other asthma drugs by mouth or inhaling devices, ask your doctor about how to correctly take this medication with your other asthma medicines.

If you notice less effect than usual from this medication, if your symptoms get worse, or if you feel you need to take any of your asthma medications more often than recommended, seek immediate medical attention.

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Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: unusual dizziness, dry mouth, severe headache, seizures, very fast heartbeat, severe nausea.

Brethine Oral Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Brethine Oral Notes
Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed regularly to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

Avoid allergens, irritants, smoking and other factors that make asthma worse.

Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and promptly report worsening asthma (such as readings in the yellow/red range or increased use of quick-relief inhalers).

Have your blood pressure and pulse checked regularly while taking this medication. It may be best to learn how to monitor your own blood pressure and pulse. Discuss this with your doctor.

Brethine Oral Storage
Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product..

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Nervousness, shaking (tremor), dizziness, drowsiness or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat
chest pain
muscle cramps
weakness

 

Tell your doctor immediately if this rare but very serious side effect occurs:

seizures

 

Rarely, this medication has caused severe (rarely fatal), sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma (paradoxical bronchospasm). If you experience sudden wheezing, seek immediate medical attention.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:

rash
itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
severe dizziness
trouble breathing

 

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In the US, you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Brethine Oral Medical Alert
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Drug Interactions ~

Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) within 2 weeks before or after treatment with this medication. In some cases a serious, possibly fatal drug interaction may occur.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:

beta blockers (e.g., atenolol, propranolol)
inhaled anesthetics (e.g., halothane, isoflurane)
other sympathomimetic drugs (e.g., ephedrine, epinephrine)
tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, nortriptyline)
certain "water pills" (diuretics that cause potassium loss such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide)

FORADIL INHALER
Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator used to open air passages in the lungs to improve breathing.

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Generic Name: FLUTICASONE SPRAY - NASAL
Pronounced: (flew-TICK-uh-sown)

Fluticasone Nasl Uses ~

This medication is a corticosteroid that works directly on the nasal passages to reduce swelling and inflammation. Fluticasone is used to relieve seasonal and year-round, allergic and non-allergic nasal symptoms such as itching, runny or stuffy nose, postnasal drip and sneezing in adults and children 4 years of age and older.

How To Use Fluticasone Nasl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet which contains instructions for proper use of this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Shake the container gently before each use. Follow the instructions on how to properly prime the bottle if you are using it for the first time or if you have not used it for a week or more.

Use this medication usually once or twice a day as directed by your doctor. Do not use more than 2 sprays in each nostril daily as this may increase the risk of side effects. Avoid spraying this medication in your eyes. Follow the detailed instructions for using the spray and cleaning the applicator.

Use this medicine regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day.

Keep track of the number of sprays used from each container. Discard the container after you have used the number of sprays specified on the manufacturer's package.

This medication does not work immediately. It may take several days before the full benefit of this drug is seen. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


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If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

Fluticasone Nasl Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Fluticasone Nasl Notes
Do not share this medication with others.

Inform all your doctors you use, or have used, this medication.

Fluticasone Nasl Storage
Store at room temperature between 39-86 degrees F (4-30 degrees C) away from light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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Nasal dryness or irritation, nausea, vomiting, wheezing, or cough may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Although unlikely, long-term use of nasal corticosteroids may cause fungal infections of the nose or throat. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following:

fever
nasal pain
severe sore throat
pain when swallowing
white patches on the back of the throat

 

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur:

severe nosebleeds or nasal pain

 

A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include:

rash
itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
dizziness
trouble breathing

 

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In the US, you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

 

Drug Interactions ~

Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:

other forms of corticosteroids (e.g., oral prednisone, inhaled triamcinolone)
natalizumab
drugs affecting the removal of fluticasone from your system (potent CYP 3A4 inhibitors such as ketoconazole, ritonavir)

 

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.


INTAL INHALER

This medication is used to prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma.

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Generic Name: CROMOLYN NEBULIZER SOLUTION - INHALATION
Pronounced: (CROW-mow-lin)

Intal Inhl Uses

This medication is used to prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. It is generally used with other medications in patients who have symptoms at least twice weekly (mild persistent asthma). It is also used to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath caused by exercise, cold/dry/polluted air, or allergens such as pollen. Controlling breathing problems may decrease time lost from work or school. This medication may possibly help to decrease the use of other asthma drugs (e.g., corticosteroids).
Cromolyn belongs to a class of medications called mast cell stabilizers. It works by preventing release of certain natural chemicals (histamines) that may cause swelling of the airways and breathing problems.

This medication must be used regularly to prevent the wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma.

This medication does not work immediately. Therefore, it is not used to relieve an acute asthma attack. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler/medication as prescribed.

How To Use Intal Inhl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using cromolyn and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

This product is used with special breathing equipment (power nebulizer with face mask or mouthpiece). Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or respiratory therapist on the proper use of the equipment with this medication.

Make sure you understand how to operate the machine and how to properly clean it to prevent infections. A parent or other responsible adult should supervise a child who is using this machine. If you have any questions, ask your heath care professional.

Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the solution. Do not mix this medication with other solutions or products in the nebulizer.

Inhale this medication by mouth, usually 3 or 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. This medication works best if used consistently at evenly spaced intervals. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently, or stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and use of other asthma medications.

If you are using other inhaled medications, ask your doctor when to use each of the medications and in what order you should use them.

If you are using this medication to prevent breathing problems related to exercise, cold/dry air, or allergens, use it within 10 to 15 minutes, but not more than 60 minutes, before exposure.

It may take up to 2 to 4 weeks of regular use before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 4 weeks of regular use.

If you notice less effect than usual from this medication, if your symptoms get worse, and/or you feel you need to take any of your asthma medications more often than recommended, seek immediate medical attention

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Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

Intal Inhl Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Use the remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Intal Inhl Notes
Do not share this medication with others.

Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and promptly report worsening asthma (such as readings in the yellow/red range or increased use of quick-relief inhalers).

Avoid allergens, irritants, smoking/secondhand smoke, and other factors that make asthma worse.

Most people with asthma or ongoing lung disease should receive a flu shot annually. Discuss with your doctor.

Intal Inhl Storage
Store in the foil pouches at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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Cough, stuffy nose, nausea, or sneezing may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

  • dizziness
  • painful urination
  • joint swelling/pain
  • swollen glands (lymph nodes)
  • muscle weakness/pain
  • heartburn

Infrequently, this medication may cause severe sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma immediately after use. If you have sudden worsening of breathing, use your quick-relief inhaler and seek immediate medical attention. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:

  • rash
  • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In the US, you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Intal Inhl Medical Alert:
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Drug Interactions:
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

MAXAIR INHALER
This drug relaxes the smooth muscle in the lungs and dilates airways to improve breathing.

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Generic Name: PIRBUTEROL - AEROSOL INHALER
Pronounced: (purr-BYOU-turr-ohl)

Maxair Inhl Uses:
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, and emphysema. The inhaler enables the drug to reach deep into the lungs for maximum benefit.

How To Use Maxair Inhl:
This medicine comes with step-by-step illustrated directions for use. These are available from your pharmacist. The inhaler must be shaken well before using. Place the squeeze-activated canister near your mouth and exhale. Depress the spray as you inhale deeply. At the end of inhalation, hold your breath for a few seconds (10 seconds is preferable) to allow the drug to be absorbed. If more than one inhalation is prescribed, wait at least one full minute between inhalations.

Rinse mouth after using this to help prevent dryness and throat irritation.

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.


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Overdose:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, headache, tremors, nervousness, weakness, and dizziness.

Maxair Inhl Missed Dose:
Ask your doctor about what action to take if you should miss a dose. Do not "double-up" the dose.

Maxair Inhl Notes:
Do not share this medication with others.

Maxair Inhl Storage:
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not puncture.

Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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Dry Mouth, irritated throat, dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, heartburn, loss of appetite, altered taste sensation, restlessness, anxiety, nervousness, trembling, and sweating may occur but should subside as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor.

To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. Inform your doctor if you experience:

  • chest pain
  • rapid heartbeat

In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include:

  • rash
  • itching
  • swelling
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Maxair Inhl Precautions:
Before using this drug tell your doctor your medical history, including:

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • seizures
  • diabetes
  • drug allergies

This drug 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.

Maxair Inhl Drug Interactions:
Tell your doctor of all drugs you may use, both prescription and nonprescription, including:

  • beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol, timolol)
  • all asthma-treating drugs
  • anti- depressants
  • MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine)
  • diuretics (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide)

It is important to read carefully all labels on over-the-counter preparations, especially those used to treat colds or allergies. Do not use these without first consulting your doctor.

Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Maxair Inhl Medical Alert:
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

MEDROL ORAL

This medication is used to treat various conditions such as allergic disorders; arthritis; blood diseases; breathing problems; certain cancers; eye diseases; intestinal disorders; collagen and skin diseases.

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Generic Name: METHYLPREDNISOLONE - ORAL
Pronounced: (meth-il-pred-NIS-oh-lone)

Medrol Oral Uses:
This medication is used to treat various conditions such as allergic disorders; arthritis; blood diseases; breathing problems; certain cancers; eye diseases; intestinal disorders; collagen and skin diseases. It decreases your body's immune response to these diseases and reduces symptoms such as swelling and redness. Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid).

This drug may also be used with other medications as a replacement for certain hormones.

How To Use Medrol Oral:
Take this medication by mouth with food or milk, or as directed by your doctor. Dosage and duration of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

If you are taking only one dose of this medication per day, it is best to take it in the morning before 9 a.m. If you are taking this medication every other day or on another schedule besides a daily one, it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.

If you are using the methylprednisolone tapered dose pack, follow the dosing schedule and take it exactly as prescribed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medication unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit juice may increase the amount of this medication in your body. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

If you have been taking this medication for a long time, do not suddenly stop it without your doctor's approval. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased to reduce symptoms such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, or extreme fatigue.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


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Overdose:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

Intal Inhl Missed Dose:
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Use the remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Intal Inhl Notes:
Do not share this medication with others.

Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and promptly report worsening asthma (such as readings in the yellow/red range or increased use of quick-relief inhalers).

Avoid allergens, irritants, smoking/secondhand smoke, and other factors that make asthma worse. Most people with asthma or ongoing lung disease should receive a flu shot annually. Discuss with your doctor.

Intal Inhl Storage:
Store in the foil pouches at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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Cough, stuffy nose, nausea, or sneezing may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

  • dizziness
  • painful urination
  • joint swelling/pain
  • swollen glands (lymph nodes)
  • muscle weakness/pain
  • heartburn

Infrequently, this medication may cause severe sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma immediately after use. If you have sudden worsening of breathing, use your quick-relief inhaler and seek immediate medical attention. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:

  • rash
  • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In the US, you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Intal Inhl Medical Alert:
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Drug Interactions:
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

PEDIAPRED ORAL
Prednisolone is an anti-inflammatory drug used alone or with other medications to treat a number of conditions (allergy problems, breathing problems such as asthma, certain eye and skin problems).

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Generic Name: PREDNISOLONE SOLUTION/SYRUP - ORAL
Pronounced: (pred-NIS-oh-loan)

USES:
Prednisolone is used alone or with other medications to treat a number of conditions (allergy problems, rheumatoid arthritis, certain blood diseases, breathing problems such as asthma, certain cancers, certain eye problems, certain intestinal problems, collagen and skin problems). Prednisolone is an anti-inflammatory drug (corticosteroid hormone). It works by decreasing the body's natural defense response and decreasing pain/swelling.

It may also be used with other medications as a replacement for natural corticosteroid hormones.

How To Use Pediapred Oral:
Take this medication by mouth with food or milk as directed by your doctor. Use a medication-measuring device to carefully measure the prescribed dose. Do not use a household spoon. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Follow the dosing schedule carefully. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you are taking only one dose per day, take it in the morning before 9 a.m.

If you are taking this medication every other day or on another schedule besides a daily one, it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.

If you have been taking this medication for a long time, do not suddenly stop it without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased to reduce symptoms such as extreme tiredness, weakness, weight loss, or nausea. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms occur after stopping the medication.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


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If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

Pediapred Oral Missed Dose:
If you are taking this medication once daily and miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

If you are taking this medication every other day, ask your doctor what you should do if you miss a dose.

Pediapred Oral Notes:
Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood glucose/salt levels, blood counts, height/weight measurements, blood pressure, eye examinations, X-rays, bone density tests) may be performed regularly to monitor your progress or check for side effects if this medication is used for prolonged periods. Consult your doctor for more details.

Lifestyle changes that may help reduce the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) during long-term therapy include weight-bearing exercise, increasing calcium and vitamin D, stopping smoking and limiting alcohol. Talk with your doctor about lifestyle changes that might benefit you.

If you take this medication for a long time, wear or carry identification stating that you are using it.

Pediapred Oral Storage:
Store the US product according to the directions on the product package. Some US brands must be refrigerated, and others must be stored at room temperature. Consult your pharmacist for more details.

Store the Canadian product in a tightly closed container at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not refrigerate. Do not store in the bathroom.

Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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Stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual period changes (e.g., delayed/irregular/absent periods), trouble sleeping, increased sweating, acne, increased appetite, or weight gain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:

  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • tingling/numbness in the extremities
  • easy bruising/bleeding
  • black stools
  • vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • severe stomach/abdominal pain
  • bone/joint pain
  • fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat
  • unusual weight gain
  • swelling of the ankles/feet
  • puffy face
  • unusual hair growth
  • difficult breathing
  • mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, mood swings, agitation)
  • muscle weakness/pain
  • thinning skin
  • slow wound healing
  • increased thirst/urination
  • signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat, frequent/painful urination, eye pain/discharge)
  • vision changes
  • seizures
  • back pain
  • unusual skin growths

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:

  • rash
  • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In the US, you may report side effects to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Pediapred Oral Medical Alert:
Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Drug Interactions:
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur:

  • live virus vaccines
  • natalizumab

If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting prednisolone.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:

  • aldesleukin
  • large doses of aspirin and aspirin-like drugs (salicylates)
  • mifepristone
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as indomethacin, ibuprofen)
  • birth control pills
  • estrogen hormone replacement
  • blood thinners (e.g., warfarin)
  • bupropion
  • drugs for diabetes
  • herbal products (e.g., licorice)
  • isoniazid
  • drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove prednisolone from your body (such as ephedrine, erythromycin, azole antifungals including ketoconazole, barbiturates including phenobarbital, rifamycins including rifampin, certain anti-seizure medications including phenytoin)
  • drugs that may cause potassium loss (e.g., amphotericin B,
  • water pills such as hydrochlorothiazide or furosemide)
  • quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin)

Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many contain pain relievers/fever reducers (NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) which may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Low-dose aspirin, as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day), should be continued. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

This product may interfere with certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

PROVENTIL ORAL

Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems.

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Generic Name: ALBUTEROL (SALBUTAMOL) - ORAL
Pronounced: (al-BUE-ter-ol)(sal-BUE-tah-mol)

Proventil Oral Uses:
Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages and relaxing muscles. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.

How To Use Proventil Oral:
Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 or 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take it more frequently than prescribed. Adults and children older than 12 years should not take more than 32 milligrams a day. Children aged 6 to12 years should not take more than 24 milligrams a day.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

This medication does not work immediately and should not be used for sudden attacks of breathing trouble. Your doctor may prescribe a quick-relief inhaler for sudden shortness of breath/asthma attacks while you are taking this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

If you use other asthma drugs (including inhaled medications), ask your doctor about how to properly take this medication with your other asthma medicines.

If this medication stops working well or your breathing symptoms become worse, seek immediate medical attention.

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Overdose:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, severe shaking (tremors), seizures.

Proventil Oral Missed Dose:
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Proventil Oral Notes:
Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., pulmonary function tests, blood pressure, levels of potassium in the blood) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

Avoid allergens/irritants such as smoke, pollen, pet dander, dust, or molds that may worsen breathing problems.

Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and promptly report worsening breathing problems (such as readings in the yellow/red range, increased use of quick-relief inhalers).

Ask your doctor or pharmacist whether you should have an annual flu shot.

Proventil Oral Storage:
Store in a tightly closed container at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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Side Effects:
For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Drug Ineractions:
Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) within 2 weeks before, during, or after treatment with this medication. In some cases a serious, possibly fatal drug interaction may occur.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:

  • adrenaline-like drugs (e.g., ephedrine epinephrine)
  • beta blockers (e.g., atenolol, propranolol)
  • digoxin
  • tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, nortriptyline)
  • "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide)

Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids) because they may contain ingredients that could increase heart rate or blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

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