Alupent (Metaproterenol Sulfate (Orciprenaline Sulfate) )
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Orciprenaline Sulphate is the equivalent ingredient also known as Metaproterenol
Metaproterenol Sulfate (Orciprenaline Sulfate) Information
(met a proe ter' e nole)
Before using metaproterenol,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to metaproterenol or any other drugs.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription medications you are taking, especially atenolol (Tenormin); carteolol (Cartrol); labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate); metoprolol (Lopressor); nadolol (Corgard); phenelzine (Nardil); propranolol (Inderal); sotalol (Betapace); theophylline (Theo-Dur); timolol (Blocadren); tranylcypromine (Parnate); other medications for asthma, heart disease, or depression.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what nonprescription medications and vitamins you are taking, including ephedrine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, or pseudoephedrine. Many nonprescription products contain these drugs (e.g., diet pills and medications for colds and asthma), so check labels carefully. Do not take any of these medications without talking to your doctor (even if you never had a problem taking them before).
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had irregular heartbeat, increased heart rate, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, diabetes, or seizures.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using metaproterenol, call your doctor.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using metaproterenol.
- increased difficulty breathing
- rapid or increased heart rate
- irregular heartbeat
- chest pain or discomfort