Metaproterenol-Sulfate

 
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Without a Prescription

Metaproterenol-Sulfate is a bronchodilator (beta-2 receptor agonist) that works by opening breathing passages to make breathing easier.
Metaproterenol-Sulfate is prescribed to treat acute asthma attacks and bronchospasm in persons with certain lung diseases.
Metaproterenol-Sulfate is prescribed to treat wheezing and shortness of breath that commonly occur with lung problems (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Metaproterenol-Sulfate works in the lung to dilate breathing passages making breathing easier.
Controlling these symptoms can decrease time lost from work or school.

Contraindications

Metaproterenol-Sulfate is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you are allergic to Metaproterenol-Sulfate;
- if you are allergic to similar bronchodilators (albuterol, levalbuterol, salmeterol);
- if you are allergic to sympathomimetic drugs (epinephrine, pseudoephedrine);
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have diabetes;
- if you have heart disease (high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, coronary insufficiency);
- if you have low blood potassium level (hypokalemia);
- if you have overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism);
- if you have seizures;

Interactions

Do not take Metaproterenol-Sulfate with any of the following drugs:
- Amitriptyline;
- Certain "water pills";
- Diuretics that cause potassium loss such as furosemide;
- Ephedrine;
- Epinephrine;
- Furazolidone;
- Halothane;
- Hydrochlorothiazide;
- Inhaled anesthetics;
- Isocarboxazid;
- Isoflurane;
- Levalbuterol;
- Linezolid;
- MAO inhibitors;
- Moclobemide;
- Nortriptyline;
- Other asthma drugs;
- Other sympathomimetic drugs;
- Phenelzine;
- Procarbazine;
- Rasagiline;
- Salmeterol;
- Selegiline;
- Some beta blockers (such as propranolol);
- Tranylcypromine;
- Tricyclic antidepressants;

Side Effects

Metaproterenol-Sulfate side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Bad taste;
- Chest pain;
- Cough;
- Dizziness;
- Dry mouth;
- Fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat;
- Headache;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Muscle cramps;
- Nausea;
- Nervousness;
- Rash;
- Runny nose;
- Severe (rarely fatal);
- Severe dizziness;
- Shaking (tremor);
- Sore throat;
- Stomach upset;
- Sudden worsening of breathing problems/asthma (paradoxical bronchospasm);
- Trouble breathing;
- Trouble sleeping;
- Vomiting;
- Weakness;
- Difficulty sleeping;
- Headache;
- Heartburn;
- Hoarseness or dry throat;
- Lightheadedness;
- Nausea;
- Nervousness;
- Shakiness;
- Tremor;
- Unusual taste in mouth;

If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.

Inform your doctor if you develop:
- Dizziness;
- Coughing;
- Chest pain;
- A rapid heartbeat;

In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
- Dizziness;
- Itching;
- Rash;
- Swelling;
- Trouble breathing;

Overdose

Reported Metaproterenol-Sulfate overdose symptoms are:
- Chest pain;
- Fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat;
- Headache;
- Nervousness;
- Seizures;
- Severe dizziness;
- Shaking (tremors);
- Weakness;
Without Prescription (2017)