isoetharine mesylate-inhalation aerosol, Bronkometer (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause lightheadedness, loss of appetite, nausea, heartburn, strange taste in the mouth, anxiety, restlessness, sleeplessness, cough or increased sweating the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: an irregular heartbeat, chest pain, muscle tremors, dizziness, headache, flushing, hives, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: pre-existing heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, diabetes, thyroid disease, prostate enlargement, a history of seizures, history of strokes, any allergies. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: antidepressants, insulin, lithium, medication for thyroid, blood pressure drugs, medications used for diabetes. 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: If the usual dose of this medication no longer seems to be effective, notify your doctor.
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.
STORAGE: Store canister at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not puncture the canister as it is under pressure. Do not store in the bathroom.
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).
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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