AccuNeb Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
AccuNeb which contains Albuterol, is given for the prevention and rapid relief of asthma attacks and other bronchial conditions such as exercise-induced bronchospasms. AccuNeb is also used to reduce the rate of recurrence and severity of such attacks. AccuNeb, a bronchodilator works by relaxing the constricted air passages which results in normal breathing and relieves wheezing. The inhaler form of AccuNeb works fast, usually produce desired results in as little as 15 minutes while other forms may take up to half an hour.
AccuNeb Side Effects
AccuNeb side effects may include allergic reactions, aggression, agitation, anxiety, appetite loss, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, light-headedness, muscle cramps, nausea, nervousness, nightmares, restlessness, ringing in the ears, insomnia, urinary problems, vomiting, back pain, fever, and fatigue. Rare AccuNeb side effects may include chest pain, other heart related problems, emotional problems, nosebleeds, urinary problems, restlessness, vertigo, hoarseness, sleepiness and depression.
AccuNeb Side Effects Reporting
If you experience any AccuNeb side effects not mentioned above you should report it to your primary health care provider or FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 in the United States, Health Canada 1-866-225-0709 in Canada, MHRA 020 3080 6000 in UK, or TGA 1800 020 653 in Australia.
Inform your health care provider before using AccuNeb if you have preexisting heart conditions such as angina, high blood pressure, seizure, stroke, diabetes, abnormal heartbeat, and thyroid condition.
Do not exceed the recommended dose of AccuNeb set forth by your physician. Excessive use of AccuNeb could make the attack worse.
Do not take AccuNeb if you are taking or took MAO inhibitors within the past two weeks.
AccuNeb may cause a sudden allergic reaction. If this happens, seek medical help right away.
Check with your physician before combining AccuNeb with the following:
Blood pressure lowering drugs
Stimulants such as caffeine, St. John' wort, ginseng, and ephedra.
ACCUNEB AND PREGNANCY
If you are or planning to become pregnant, discuss this with your doctor before using AccuNeb.
As a precautionary measure, nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while using AccuNeb.
Do not inhale AccuNeb if you have anything else in your mouth.
Allow 5 minutes between puffs (if you are inhaling more than 1).
Inhalation Aerosol (puffs)
Adults and Children age 4 and up: 1-2 inhalations every 4-6 hours.
Adults and children 12 and up: 2.50 mg 3-4 times/day by nebulizer.
Adults and children 12 and up: 2-4 mg 3-4 times/day. Not to exceed 32 mg in a day.
Children 6-11: 2 mg, 3-4 times/day. Not to exceed 32 mg in a day.
Adults and children 12 and up: 8 mg every 12 hours.
Children 6-12 years: 4 mg every 4 hours. Not to exceed 24 mg in a day.
Adults and children 14 and up: 1-2 teaspoons, 3-4 times/day
Children 6-14 years: 1 teaspoon, 3-4 times/day
Children 2-6 years: 0.1 mg/2.2 lbs of bodyweight, 3 times/day
AccuNeb overdose usually results in extreme side effects, which may include dizziness, fatigue, headache, high or low blood pressure, insomnia, nausea, nervousness, chest pain, rapid or irregular heartbeat, and seizures. In case of AccuNeb overdose, seek medical help right away.