bronchodilator-aerosol oral inhaler
GENERIC NAME: BRONCHODILATOR - AEROSOL ORAL INHALER
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: Make sure you understand how to use the inhaler properly. Shake the canister well before using. Some products require priming before the very first use, or if several days pass between uses. Consult your pharmacist for more details. Place the canister near your mouth and exhale. Depress the spray as you inhale deeply. Hold your breath for a few seconds to allow the drug to be absorbed. If more than one inhalation is prescribed, wait at least one full minute between inhalations. Rinse your mouth after using to help prevent dryness and relieve throat irritation. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not use it more frequently without your doctor's approval. Excessive use may make the drug less effective and may increase side effects. If you find yourself using more than usual, contact your doctor. If symptoms do not improve or worsen after using this drug or if you find yourself using this more than usual, contact your doctor immediately.
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