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Prior to administration patients should be informed of the potential for bronchial challenge testing with ARIDOL (mannitol inhalation powder) to cause severe bronchospasm and of the potential symptoms they may experience.
Subjects with Certain Co-morbid Conditions
Bronchial challenge testing with ARIDOL (mannitol inhalation powder) should be performed with caution in patients having severe cough, ventilatory impairment, spirometry-induced bronchoconstriction, hemoptysis of unknown origin, pneumothorax, recent abdominal or thoracic surgery, recent intraocular surgery, unstable angina, or active upper or lower respiratory tract infection or other conditions that may worsen with the use of a bronchial irritant.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/29/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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