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Bitolterol mesylate inhalation
BITOLTEROL INHALATION SOLUTION - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

BITOLTEROL INHALATION SOLUTION - ORAL

(bye-TOLL-ter-ohl)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Tornalate

Uses

This medication is used to prevent and treat asthma attacks and other breathing problems.

How To Use

Learn how to properly use this drug, and maintain the breathing device. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. The medicine is generally breathed in over a 15 minute period or as directed. Breathe quietly and slowly from the machine for the maximum benefit. Use as directed (generally only as needed). Dosage is based on your condition and response. Do not use more of this medication than prescribed. Seek immediate medical attention if breathing symptoms worsen, or if your previously effective drugs do not work as well. Over time, this drug may not work as well as it did at the beginning of use. Consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

Shakiness, nervousness, headache, dizziness (and rarely drowsiness) or throat irritation may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Unlikely but report promptly: unusually fast/slow/irregular heartbeat. Very unlikely but report promptly: chest discomfort, tingling or numbness, mood changes, unsteadiness, cough. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies, heart diseases, high blood pressure, thyroid problems (hyperthyroid), diabetes, seizure disorders. Limit alcohol intake as it may aggravate drug side effects. Caution is advised when performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving), even though drowsiness is very unlikely. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: other adrenaline-like drugs, "beta-blocker" drugs, MAO inhibitors (e.g., linezolid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, selegiline, furazolidone, moclobemide), certain antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline), diuretic (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide). Do not mix this product with other drugs in the nebulizer machine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, headache, tremors, nervousness, weakness, and dizziness.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

This drug is generally prescribed only as needed. For chronic daily use, consult your doctor or pharmacist for missed dose advice. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze.