This medication is a bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma. This medication relaxes the muscles in the airways and improves breathing.
The usual dose for adults and children 12 years and older is two inhalations (400 mcg) repeated every 4-6 hours.
It comes as an aerosol for oral inhalation.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, overactive thyroid, seizures, low blood potassium levels, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Sometimes it may cause severe breathing problems; if it is so consult with your doctor.
Central Nervous System :
Nervousness, tremor, headache, dizziness, depression, anxiety, confusion, sleeplessness, weakness and fainting.
Heart : Palpitations, fast heart rate, low blood pressure, irregular heart beat and chest pain.
Respiratory : Cough.
Gastrointestinal : Nausea, dry mouth, mouth ulcer, abdominal pain/cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting.
ENT : Smell/taste changes and sore throat.
Skin : Rash and itching.
Miscellaneous : Numbness in extremities, hair loss, bruising, fatigue, swelling, weight gain and flushing.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Store it at room temperature, away from heat or an open flame.
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