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Primatene Mist (Wyeth)

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  • Active Ingredient:    (in each inhalation)

    Epinephrine .............................. 0.22 mg


    • temporarily relieves shortness of breath, tightness of chest, and wheezing due to bronchial asthma
    • eases breathing for asthma patients by reducing spasms of bronchial muscles


    For inhalation only

    Do not use

    • unless a doctor has said you have asthma
    • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug    If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • heart disease · thyroid disease
    • diabetes · high blood pressure
    • ever been hospitalized for asthma
    • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking any prescription drug for asthma

    When using this product

    • overuse may cause nervousness, rapid heart beat, and heart problems
    • do not continue to use, but seek medical assistance immediately if symptoms are not relieved within 20 minutes or become worse
    • do not puncture or throw into incinerator. Contents under pressure.
    • do not use or store near open flame or heat above 120°F (49°C). May cause bursting.

    Contains CFC 12, 114, substances which harm public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


    • do not use more often or at higher doses unless directed by a doctor
    • supervise children using this product
    • adults and children 4 years and over: start with one inhalation, then wait at least 1 minute. If not relieved, use once more. Do not use again for at least 3 hours.
    • children under 4 years of age: ask a doctor

    Directions For Use of Mouthpiece: The Primatene Mist mouthpiece, which is enclosed in the Primatene Mist 15 mL size (not the refill size), should be used for inhalation only with Primatene Mist.

    1. Take plastic cap off mouthpiece. (For refills, use mouthpiece from previous purchase.)
    2. Take plastic mouthpiece off bottle.
    3. Place other end of mouthpiece on bottle.
    4. Turn bottle upside down. Place thumb on bottom of mouthpiece over circular button and forefinger on top of vial. Empty the lungs as completely as possible by exhaling.
    5. Place mouthpiece in mouth with lips closed around opening. Inhale deeply while squeezing mouthpiece and bottle together. Release immediately and remove unit from mouth. Complete taking the deep breath, drawing the medication into your lungs and holding breath as long as comfortable.
    6. Exhale slowly keeping lips nearly closed. This helps distribute the medication in the lungs.
    7. Replace plastic cap on mouthpiece.

    Care of the Mouthpiece:

    The Primatene Mist mouthpiece should be washed once daily with soap and hot water, and rinsed thoroughly. Then it should be dried with a clean, lint-free cloth.

    Other Information:

    · store at room temperature, between 20-25°C (68-77°F) · contains no sulfites

    Inactive Ingredients:    ascorbic acid, dehydrated alcohol (34%), dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC 12), dichlorotetrafluoroethane (CFC 114), hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, purified water

    How Supplied:

    1 / 2 Fl oz (15 mL) With Mouthpiece.

    1 / 2 Fl oz (15 mL) Refill

    3 / 4 Fl oz (22.5 mL) Refill

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