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Isuprel Side Effects

Generic Name: isoproterenol

Note: This document contains side effect information about isoproterenol. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Isuprel.

For the Consumer

Applies to isoproterenol: parenteral injection

Side effects include:

Nervousness, headache, dizziness, restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, tension, blurring of vision, fear, excitement, tachycardia, palpitations, angina, Adam-Stokes syndrome, pulmonary edema, hypertension, hypotension, ventricular arrhythmias, tachyarrhythmias, flushing of the skin, diaphoresis, mild tremors, weakness.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to isoproterenol: compounding powder, inhalation aerosol, inhalation aerosol with adapter, inhalation solution, intravenous solution


The frequency of the reported side effects has not been defined.[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Tachycardia, palpitations, angina, Adams-Stokes attack, Adams-Stokes seizure, hypertension, hypotension, ventricular arrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia, flushing, pallor, ischemic injury, hot flash[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Pulmonary edema, dyspnea[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache, dizziness, mild tremor, light headedness[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Vision blurred[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Nervousness, restlessness, tension, fear of excitement[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Weakness, tinnitus, asthenia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Sweating[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. "Product Information. Isuprel HCl (isoproterenol)." Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL.

Some side effects of Isuprel may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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