Drug ID: 2d00000049
Drug Name: Bitolterol
Generic Names: Tornalate
Category: Anti- Hypertensives
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: The recommended adult dose for treating asthma is 2 inhalations every 8 hours. Maximum dose is 2 inhalations every 4 hours or 3 inhalations every 6 hours.
Recommended In: This medication is a bronchodilator, prescribed for the relief of bronchospasm due to asthma and other respiratory diseases. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Directions For Use: It comes as a solution for inhalation, as directed by your physician.
Storage: Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat. Avoid puncturing the container, and do not discard it in an incinerator or fire.
Dosage Forms: Inhaler
Side Effects: Allergic reactions - Difficulty in breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of your lips, tongue or face and hives.
Heart - Chest pain and irregular heart beat.
Central Nervous System - Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, sleeplessness, tremor and nervousness.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dry mouth.
In Case of Overdose: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, liver or kidney problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Drug Interaction: Consult your pharmacist.