What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Do not use this medicine more than every 12 hours.
If you have asthma, be aware that using this medicine may increase your risk of dying from asthma related problems. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this medicine. NEVER use this medicine for an acute asthma attack.
If you are going to have surgery tell your doctor or health care professional that you are using this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Body aches or pain
cough or hoarseness
difficulty with breathing
loss of voice
unusual tiredness or weakness
Chest pain or discomfort
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
shortness of breath
tender, swollen glands in the neck
tightness in the chest
trouble with swallowing
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
loss of appetite
Incidence not known
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
Arm, back, or jaw pain
chest tightness or heaviness
general feeling or discomfort or illness
muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
no blood pressure or pulse
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
palpitations or pounding in the ears
pounding or racing heartbeat or pulse
stopping of heart
sudden loss of consciousness
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
increased mucous in the throat and lungs
redness of the skin
shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.