Asthma/COPD:

Indications for Metaproterenol Inh Soln:

Asthma. Bronchospasm.

Adult:

By intermittent positive pressure breathing apparatus (IPPB): 2.5mL 3–4 times daily, up to every 4 hrs.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Arrhythmias associated with tachycardia.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid excessive use. Hypertension. Cardiovascular disease. CHF. Hyperthyroidism. Diabetes. Seizure disorders. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacologic Class:

Beta-2 agonist.

Interactions:

Avoid other aerosol β-agonists. Potentiated by sympathomimetics, tricyclics, MAOIs.

Adverse Reactions:

Tachycardia, nervousness, tremor, headache, dizziness, GI upset, hypertension, paradoxical bronchospasm, cough, bad taste.

How Supplied:

Inh soln, tabs, syrup—contact supplier.