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Ventolin Solution Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What are the possible side effects of albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What is the most important information I should know about albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- How should I take albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ventolin Solution)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ventolin Solution)?
- What should I avoid while taking albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- What other drugs will affect albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ventolin Solution)?
Take 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 take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Ventolin Solution)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an albuterol 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 taking albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
Avoid situations that may worsen your respiratory condition such as exercising in cold, dry air; smoking; breathing in dust; and exposure to allergens such as pet fur.
What other drugs will affect albuterol (Ventolin Solution)?
Before taking albuterol, 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), acebutolol (Sectral), bisoprolol (Zebeta), carteolol (Cartrol), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), nadolol (Corgard), or pindolol (Visken);
- a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), doxepin (Sinequan), nortriptyline (Pamelor), amoxapine (Asendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Tofranil), or protriptyline (Vivactil);
- a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- another oral or inhaled bronchodilator; or
- caffeine, diet pills, or decongestants.
You may not be able to take albuterol, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medications listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with albuterol or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about albuterol 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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