Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
You will use this medicine with an inhaler device called a nebulizer. The nebulizer turns the medicine into a fine mist that you breathe in through your mouth and to your lungs. Your caregiver will show you how to use your nebulizer.
When you have finished all your inhalations, rinse your mouth out with water.
Children who use this medicine should be closely watched by an adult.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze the medicine.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use for your asthma.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are using medicine to treat high blood pressure such as atenolol, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), lisinopril, metoprolol, quinapril, Accupril®, Cozaar®, Diovan®, Lotrel®, Norvasc®, Toprol®, or Zestril®.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are using medicine to treat depression such as fluoxetine, paroxetine, Celexa®, Effexor®, Lexapro?, Paxil®, Zoloft®, Prozac®, or Sarafem®. Other medicines for depression are amitriptyline, doxepin, nortriptyline, Elavil®, Pamelor®, Sinequan®, trazodone, Remeron®, Wellbutrin®, Serzone®, or Desyrel®.