GENERIC NAME: METHACHOLINE - INHALATION (meth-uh-KOH-leen)
BRAND NAME(S): Provocholine
WARNING: This medication must be used in a hospital or clinic setting under close medical supervision. It is only to be used for testing (challenge test) and should not be used to treat any conditions.
Emergency equipment and medications must be available to reverse the effects of methacholine if you experience any breathing difficulties during or after the test.
HOW TO USE: This medication is to be inhaled only with a special breathing device (nebulizer) under the direct supervision of a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Do not take this medication by mouth or by injection.This product must be diluted before being inhaled. Before using this product, check it visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Use a filter when putting this medication into the nebulizer.Tell the health care professional if you develop any trouble breathing at any time during the test.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
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