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Primatene Dosage

Generic name: EPINEPHRINE 125ug
Dosage form: inhalant
Drug classes: Adrenergic bronchodilators, Catecholamines, Vasopressors

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

■ read the Consumer Information Insert for detailed directions on how to use this product
do not use more than directed

■ for adults and children 12 years of age and over
■ children under 12 years of age: do not use; it is not known if the drug works or is safe in children under 12

Before first use (new inhaler)
activate new inhaler by shaking then spraying into air 4 separate times

each time you dose
■ remove red cap (if attached)
■ shake then spray into the air 1 time
■ exhale completely, place inhaler in mouth
■ inhale deeply while pressing down on top of inhaler, then continue the deep breath
■ hold breath as long as possible, exhale
■ wait 1 minute. If symptoms not relieved, take a second inhalation by repeating steps above.

after use
■ wait at least 4 hours between doses
■ do not use more than 8 inhalations in 24 hours
■ wash inhaler after each day of use. Run water through the mouthpiece for 30 seconds.

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