METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet)


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METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet)

METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

METAPROTERENOL (By mouth)

METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Alupent

METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Metaproterenol (met-a-proe-TER-e-nol) Treats asthma, bronchitis, and other lung disorders.Belongs to a class of drugs called bronchodilators.

When To Not Use METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to metaproterenol or any other drug like metaproterenol (such as Proventil®, Ventolin®, or epinephrine).

How Should You Use METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
  • May be taken with or without food.
  • Measure the oral liquid using a marked measuring spoon.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Take the rest of the doses for the day at regularly spaced time intervals.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Tell your doctor if you are taking heart or blood pressure medicine, or medicine for depression.
  • You should not use cocaine.

METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Tell your doctor before taking metaproterenol if you have high blood pressure or heart disease, a thyroid disorder, or diabetes.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • If metaproterenol does not help your breathing or if your condition worsens while you are using it, call your doctor.

METAPROTERENOL (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain
  • Fast pounding heartbeat
  • Severe headache or tremors
  • Your skin starts to look pale or blue
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • Seizures
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Restlessness, nervousness, or shakiness
  • Headache, nausea or vomiting
  • Mild dizziness or drowsiness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of appetite or change in taste
  • Pain or difficulty going to the bathroom (urinating)
  • Muscle cramps

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