Primatene Mist Consumer
IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
EPINEPHRINE INHALER - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Primatene Mist
USES: Epinephrine is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath that commonly occur with asthma. Controlling these symptoms can decrease time lost from work or school. Epinephrine is a bronchodilator that works by opening breathing passages to make breathing easier. Use this medication only if you have been told by your doctor that you have asthma.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet for instructions on proper use of this medication and the proper cleaning of the mouthpiece. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Shake the canister well before each inhalation. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you take other asthma drugs by mouth or with inhaling devices, ask your doctor about how to correctly take this medication with your other asthma medicines.
Use this medication exactly as directed in the product package. Inhale by mouth as needed. Take the cap off the mouthpiece. Place the mouthpiece near your mouth and exhale. Place the mouthpiece fully into your mouth and press the inhaler as you breathe in deeply. Hold your breath for as long as comfortable to allow the drug to be absorbed. If more than one inhalation is needed, wait at least 1 full minute between inhalations. Do not use again for three hours. If your breathing does not get better in 20 minutes after using this medication, or if your breathing worsens, seek immediate medical attention.
Rinse mouth after using this medication to help prevent dryness and throat irritation. Do not take more of this medication or take it more often than recommended by the product package or your doctor.
Clean the mouthpiece after each use as directed in the Patient Information Leaflet. It should also be cleaned at any time that it appears to be clogged or is not working correctly.
Try to keep track of the number of inhalations used from each canister. Discard the canister after you have used the number of inhalations marked on the product package. Do not float the inhaler in water to test if any more drug is left in it.
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