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Isuprel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is isoproterenol inhalation (Isuprel)?
- What are the possible side effects of isoproterenol inhalation (Isuprel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about isoproterenol inhalation (Isuprel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using isoproterenol inhalation (Isuprel)?
- How should I use isoproterenol inhalation (Isuprel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Isuprel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Isuprel)?
- What should I avoid while using isoproterenol inhalation (Isuprel)?
- What other drugs will affect isoproterenol (Isuprel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Isuprel)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and use the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Isuprel)?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of an isoproterenol inhalation overdose may include angina or chest pain, irregular heartbeats or a fluttering heart, seizures, tremor, weakness, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
What should I avoid while using isoproterenol inhalation (Isuprel)?
Avoid situations that may trigger an asthma attack such as exercising in cold, dry air; smoking; breathing in dust; and exposure to allergens such as pet fur.
What other drugs will affect isoproterenol (Isuprel)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), propranolol (Inderal), and others;
- a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
- a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- another inhaled bronchodilator; or
- caffeine, diet pills, or decongestants.
You may not be able to use ipratropium inhalation, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with isoproterenol inhalation or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about isoproterenol written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Isuprel Information
- Isuprel Drug Interactions Center: isoproterenol hcl inj
- Isuprel Side Effects Center
- Isuprel FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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