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Primatene Tablets (Wyeth)

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  • Active Ingredients (in each tablet):

    Ephedrine HCl, USP..............12.5 mg

    Guaifenesin, USP....................200 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
    • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus, and to make coughs more productive


    Do not use

    • unless a diagnosis of asthma has been made by a doctor
    • 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 · high blood pressure
    • thyroid disease · diabetes
    • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
    • ever been hospitalized for asthma
    • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
    • cough that lasts or is chronic such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema

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

    When using this product some users may experience nervousness, tremor, sleeplessness, nausea, and loss of appetite

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • symptoms are not relieved within 1 hour or become worse
    • nervousness, tremor, sleeplessness, nausea, and loss of appetite persist or become worse
    • cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or persistent headache    These could be signs of a serious condition

    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 than dosage below unless directed by a doctor
    • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 tablets initially, then 2 tablets every 4 hours, as needed, not to exceed 12 tablets in 24 hours
    • children under 12 years: ask a doctor

    Other Information:

    · store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)

    Inactive Ingredients:    crospovidone, D&C yellow no. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow no. 6 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, silicon dioxide (colloidal)

    How Supplied:    Available in 24 and 60 tablet blister cartons.

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