TERBUTALINE BREATH ACTIVATED AEROSOL-INHALER
GENERIC NAME: TERBUTALINE BREATH ACTIVATED AEROSOL - INHALER (ter-BYOU-tuh-line)
USES: This drug relaxes the smooth muscle in the lungs and widens 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: This medicine comes in an inhaler that automatically releases a puff of medicine when you inhale. It comes with step-by-step illustrated directions for use. These are available from your pharmacist. Because this type of inhaler is used differently from other types, be sure to follow directions closely. To load a dose, hold the container upright, turn the blue grip fully in one direction, then twist it back until it clicks. Breathe out, then put the mouthpiece between your lips and breathe in deeply, holding your breath. Do not exhale into the device. 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. Clean mouthpiece with a dry tissue. Do not use water for cleaning. Use this medication as directed. Do not increase your dose or use this more frequently than directed. Excessive use may lead to a loss of effectiveness while increasing the chance for side effects. Do not stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor. If you find yourself using this more than usual, or your symptoms do not improve or worsen after using this, contact your doctor immediately.
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