isoproterenol-sublingual tablet (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, heartburn, loss of appetite, altered taste sensation, restlessness, anxiety, nervousness, trembling or sweating may occur but should subside as your body adjust to the medication. If these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience any of these serious side effects: chest pain, irregular heartbeat, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Before you use isoproterenol sublingual tablets, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or if you have: heart disease, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid gland, epilepsy (seizures), diabetes. Isoproterenol affects the way your body responds to certain drugs. Before you take isoproterenol, tell your doctor if you take any other asthma or cold medications. Before taking isoproterenol, tell your doctor if you have had a bad reaction to bitolterol, ephedrine, epinephrine, isoetharine, albuterol, metaproterenol, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pseudoephedrine, or terbutaline. Many nonprescription products contain these drugs (e.g., diet pills and medication for colds and asthma), so check the labels carefully. Do not take any of these medications without consulting your doctor (even if you never had a problem taking them before).

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before you take isoproterenol, tell your doctor if you are taking, beta-blockers (atenolol, labetalol, metoprolol, nadolol, pindolol, propranolol, and timolol), medication for depression, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) and of all other drugs you may use, both prescription and nonprescription. 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 headache, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, fast heart rate, and nervousness.

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