VoSpire ER (Oral)


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Storage of Vospire


Iím a new nurse working in a long-term care facility. A resident is prescribed Vospire ER 4mg. I was wondering if Vospire is supposed to be stored in the refrigerator? and if so, why? Iím not sure if that is just the facility protocol, drug regulation...
by t. miller in san antonio. texas, 01/03/2006

VoSpire ER (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

VoSpire ER (Oral)

VoSpire ER (Oral) Medication Classification

ALBUTEROL (By mouth)

VoSpire ER (Oral) Brandname

Volmax, VoSpire ER, Ventolin, Proventil, Proventil Repetabs

VoSpire ER (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Albuterol (al-BYOO-ter-ol) Treats asthma, bronchitis, and similar breathing problems. This medicine is a bronchodilator.

When To Not Use VoSpire ER (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to albuterol.

How Should You Use VoSpire ER (Oral)

Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not chew, crush, or break them.
  • While using the extended-release form of this medicine, part of the tablet may pass into your stools. This is normal and is nothing to worry about.
  • Albuterol is sometimes used with other medicines. This may include medicine that you inhale. Use all other medicines your doctor has prescribed as part of your combination treatment.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper VoSpire ER (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using VoSpire ER (Oral)

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

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using digoxin (Lanoxin®), any cold or allergy medicine with a decongestant, blood pressure medicine (such as atenolol, metoprolol, Inderal®, Toprol®), diuretics or "water pills" (such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, Lasix®).
  • In the past 14 days, if you have used an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®) or medicine for depression (such as amitriptyline, imipramine, Norpramin®, Vivactil®), tell your doctor.

VoSpire ER (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, seizures, thyroid problems, diabetes, trouble swallowing, or digestive problems.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.

VoSpire ER (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Chest pain
  • Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat that does not get better
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shakiness, restlessness, nervousness, excitement, or trouble sleeping

VoSpire ER (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

2.5**~

 

(based on 3 reviews)

Effectiveness:

***

Ease of Use:

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Overall Satisfaction:

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