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What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking Salbutamol:

Tell your doctor if you have heart disease or high blood pressure, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, diabetes, an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), difficulty swallowing, liver disease, or kidney disease. You may not be able to take salbutamol or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Moreover, please inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin®), metoprolol (Lopressor®, Toprol XL®), propranolol (Inderal®), acebutolol (Sectral®), bisoprolol (Zebeta®), carteolol (Cartrol®), carvedilol (Coreg®), labetalol (Normodyne®, Trandate®), nadolol (Corgard®), or pindolol (Visken®); a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil®), doxepin (Sinequan®), nortriptyline (Pamelor®), amoxapine (Asendin®), clomipramine (Anafranil®), desipramine (Norpramin®), imipramine (Tofranil®), or protriptyline (Vivactil®); a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan®), phenelzine (Nardil®), or tranylcypromine (Parnate®); another oral or inhaled bronchodilator; or caffeine, diet pills, or decongestants. You may not be able to take salbutamol, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medications listed above.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with salbutamol or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.

Salbutamol is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. Do not take salbutamol without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Furthermore, it is not known whether salbutamol passes into breast milk. Do not take salbutamol without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Avoid situations that may worsen your respiratory condition such as exercising in cold or dry air, smoking, breathing in dust, and exposure to allergens such as pet fur.

 

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