• Asthma/COPD

Asthma/COPD:

Indications for Metaproterenol Sulfate Syrup:

Asthma. Bronchospasm.

Adult:

20mg 3–4 times daily.

Children:

<6yrs: not recommended. 6–9yrs (<60 lbs): 10mg 3–4 times daily. >9yrs (>60 lbs): 20mg 3–4 times daily.

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.