PROAIR RESPICLICK Rx

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PROAIR RESPICLICK

Asthma/COPD
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Albuterol sulfate 90mcg/inh; dry pwd for oral inhalation with a dose counter.

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Indications for PROAIR RESPICLICK:

Bronchospasm.

Adults and Children:

<4yrs: not established. ≥4yrs: 2 inh every 4–6hrs; in some patients: 1 inh every 4hrs may suffice. Exercise-induced bronchospasm: 2 inh 15–30 mins before exercise.

Contraindications:

Severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid excessive use. Sensitivity to sympathomimetics. Discontinue if paradoxical bronchospasm or cardiovascular effects occur. Cardiovascular disease (eg, coronary insufficiency, arrhythmias, hypertension). Diabetes. Hyperthyroidism. Seizure disorders. Reevaluate periodically. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Beta-2 agonist.

Interactions:

During or within 2 weeks of MAOIs or tricyclics (increased cardiovascular effects); consider alternative therapy. Oral sympathomimetics: not recommended. Antagonized by β-blockers. Monitor digoxin. Caution with non-potassium sparing diuretics (eg, loop or thiazide); monitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Back pain, pain, viral gastroenteritis, sinus headache, urinary tract infection; children: nasopharyngitis, oropharyngeal pain, vomiting; hypokalemia, paradoxical bronchospasm, cardiovascular effects, immediate hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rash, urticaria, angioedema).

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Inhaler (w. dose counter)—0.65g (200 inh)