Primatene Mist Aerosol by Oxis
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Treating shortness of breath, chest tightness, and wheezing associated with asthma, emphysema, and other breathing problems. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Primatene Mist Aerosol is an alpha- and beta-receptor stimulant. It works by widening the airway, which makes it easier to breathe.
How to use Primatene Mist Aerosol:
Use Primatene Mist Aerosol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Primatene Mist Aerosol comes with an additional patient leaflet. Read it carefully and reread it each time you get Primatene Mist Aerosol refilled. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions that you may have about Primatene Mist Aerosol.
- Before using Primatene Mist Aerosol, be sure that the canister is properly inserted into the inhaler unit and shake well. Exhale slowly and completely. Unless your doctor has told you otherwise, position the mouthpiece between your lips and try to rest your tongue flat. Your doctor may have told you to hold the inhaler 1 or 2 inches (2 or 3 centimeters) away from the open mouth or may have instructed you to use a special spacing device. As you start to take a slow deep breath, press the canister and mouthpiece together at exactly the same time to administer a dose of Primatene Mist Aerosol. Continue inhaling slowly and deeply and hold for as long as comfortable, then exhale slowly through pursed lips or through nose. If more than 1 inhalation is to be used, wait a few minutes and repeat the above process. Keep the spray away from your eyes.
- If you miss a dose of Primatene Mist Aerosol, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Possible side effects of Primatene Mist Aerosol:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Difficulty sleeping; fast heartbeat; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; tremors.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); wheezing.
Proper storage of Primatene Mist Aerosol:
Store Primatene Mist Aerosol at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister even if it appears to be empty. Keep Primatene Mist Aerosol out of the reach of children and away from pets.