Proventil is an effective bronchodilator that affects the airway muscles, increasing the air flow to the lungs. Producing a drastic impact on the body and its functions, the treatment is used to prevent or treat bronchospasm, especially in patients affected by reversible obstructive airway disease. Additionally, the drug is used in patients with exercise-induced bronchospasm. Ask your healthcare provider about off-label Proventil uses. Do not give the treatment to patients under 4 years old.
Recommendations for Proventil Administration
Considering the powerful impact Proventil has on the organism, it should be administered with exceptional caution. Follow doctor’s recommendations and other safety instructions to eliminate possible risks and misuse dangers. Do not administer the medication in higher or lower doses. Take the medication in the exact dose, prescribed by your healthcare provider. Despite Proventil dose is based on numerous individual peculiarities, an average dose is 2 inhalations each 4-6 hours. Striving to avoid exercise-induced bronchospasm, you should take 2 Proventil inhalations approximately 15-30 minutes before the beginning of exercising. The medication has a durable effect that lasts for over 4-6 hours.
Your doctor may occasionally change your prescription in order to guarantee maximally safe and effective therapy. Your doctor may prescribe Proventil in a combination with other medications to treat the symptoms of asthma. Take both drugs in the recommended doses and for the whole length of the treatment course. If you have missed a dose, you can apply it as soon as possible.
Contraindications, Precautions and Other Safe Directions for Proventil Use
Talk to your healthcare provider before the beginning of Proventil course. Do not start the treatment if you are sensitive to its active ingredients or similar medications. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are contraindicated for the treatment use due to a high risk of negative impact on a child. Additionally, warn your doctor about other health complications you have, especially:
Heart rhythm problems;
Abnormal blood pressure;
Congestive heart failure;
Low potassium level and others.
Proventil and Other Medications
Inform the doctor about other pharmaceuticals, herbal products and supplements you are using, as some of them may interact with Proventil causing dangerous side effects. Pay ultimate attention to:
Medication Misuse and Possible Complications
Call your healthcare provider if Proventil intake resulted in the condition aggravation or other side effects occurrence, especially:
Decreased potassium range;
Severe breathing disorders, etc.