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Ventolin HFA Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is albuterol inhalation (Ventolin HFA)?
- What are the possible side effects of albuterol inhalation (Ventolin HFA)?
- What is the most important information I should know about albuterol inhalation (Ventolin HFA)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using albuterol inhalation (Ventolin HFA)?
- How should I use albuterol inhalation (Ventolin HFA)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ventolin HFA)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ventolin HFA)?
- What should I avoid while using albuterol inhalation (Ventolin HFA)?
- What other drugs will affect albuterol inhalation (Ventolin HFA)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ventolin HFA)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ventolin HFA)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of albuterol can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include nervousness, headache, tremor, dry mouth, chest pain or heavy feeling, rapid or uneven heart rate, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, dizziness, seizure (convulsions), feeling light-headed or fainting.
What should I avoid while using albuterol inhalation (Ventolin HFA)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse the eyes with water and seek medical attention.
What other drugs will affect albuterol inhalation (Ventolin HFA)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- a diuretic (water pill);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor), propranolol (Inderal), and others;
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate); or
- other bronchodilators such as levalbuterol (Xopenex), bitolterol (Tornalate), pirbuterol (Maxair), terbutaline (Brethine, Bricanyl), salmeterol (Serevent), isoetherine (Bronkometer), metaproterenol (Alupent, Metaprel), or isoproterenol (Isuprel Mistometer).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with albuterol. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about albuterol inhalation.
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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- Ventolin HFA FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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