BITOLTEROL INHALATION SOLUTION-ORAL, Tornalate (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Shakiness, nervousness, headache, dizziness (and rarely drowsiness) or throat irritation may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Unlikely but report promptly: unusually fast/slow/irregular heartbeat. Very unlikely but report promptly: chest discomfort, tingling or numbness, mood changes, unsteadiness, cough. In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. 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.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies, heart diseases, high blood pressure, thyroid problems (hyperthyroid), diabetes, seizure disorders. Limit alcohol intake as it may aggravate drug side effects. Caution is advised when performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving), even though drowsiness is very unlikely. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: other adrenaline-like drugs, "beta-blocker" drugs, MAO inhibitors (e.g., linezolid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, selegiline, furazolidone, moclobemide), certain antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline), diuretic (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide). Do not mix this product with other drugs in the nebulizer machine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
MISSED DOSE: This drug is generally prescribed only as needed. For chronic daily use, consult your doctor or pharmacist for missed dose advice. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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