Alupent (Metaproterenol) – 0.6% Neb. Solution 2.5ml Vial
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Chemical Name: METAPROTERENOL (met-a-proe-TER-e-nole)
This medicine is a bronchodilator used to treat or prevent the symptoms of
asthma, emphysema, and other breathing conditions. This medicine is also used to
prevent the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma. It may also be used to treat
other conditions as determined by your doctor.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter
medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical
conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. STORE
THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE
OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If
it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your
regular dosing schedule.
DO NOT INCREASE YOUR DOSE without checking with your doctor. If your symptoms do
not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with
your doctor or pharmacist. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE dry mouth or an unpleasant
taste in your mouth. Rinsing your mouth with water after each dose may help
relieve these effects. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with
your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT
IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE
BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or
pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include fast heartbeat,
nervousness, tremors, headache, difficulty sleeping, or nausea. If they continue
or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE if you experience rash, hives, itching, wheezing, or increased
difficulty breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your
doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from
doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines
interact with each other. Check drug interactions
If you take too much
IF OVERDOSE IS SUSPECTED, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include chest pain, fast or irregular
heartbeat, tremors, seizures, nervousness, sleeplessness, weakness, and
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
Carry an identification card at all times that states you are taking this
medicine. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed.
DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of
the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME,
obtain refills before your supply runs out.