isoproterenol inhalation (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using isoproterenol inhalation (Isuprel Mistometer)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have
You may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Isoproterenol inhalation is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether isoproterenol passes into breast milk. Do not use isoproterenol inhalation without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use isoproterenol inhalation (Isuprel Mistometer)?
Use isoproterenol inhalation exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
To use the inhaler:
To use the solution for nebulization:
If you also use a steroid inhaler, use the isoproterenol inhaler or nebulization solution first to open up the airways, then use the steroid inhaler as directed.
It is important to use the isoproterenol inhaler properly, so that the medicine gets into the lungs. Your doctor may want you to use a spacer with the inhaler. Talk to your doctor about proper inhaler use.
Seek medical attention if you notice that you require more than your usual or more than the maximum amount of any asthma medication in a 24-hour period. An increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack.
Carry the inhaler with you at all times in case of emergencies. Store the solution for nebulization at room temperature. Get a refill before you run out of medicine and before going on vacation.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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