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PRIMATENE TABLETS
Asthma/COPD
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Drug Name:

PRIMATENE TABLETS OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ephedrine HCl 12.5mg, guaifenesin 200mg.

Company:
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for PRIMATENE TABLETS:

Temporary relief of mild asthma symptoms. Cough.

Adult:

Do not exceed recommended dose. 1–2 tabs every 4 hours as needed. Max: 12 tabs per 24 hours.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

During or within 14 days of MAOIs.

Warnings/Precautions:

Asthma associated hospitalization. Cardiac disease. Hypertension. Diabetes. Thyroid disease. Seizures. Narrow angle glaucoma. Psychoses. GI or GU obstruction. Consult medical advice if symptoms worsen or do not improve within 60mins, or need 12 tabs in any day, or use >8 tabs/day for more than 3 days/week, or have >2 asthma attacks/week. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid caffeine-containing products, stimulant dietary supplements. Caution with other sympathomimetics (eg, phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine, ephedrine), weight control agents, antidepressants, sedatives.

Pharmacological Class:

Sympathomimetic + expectorant.

Adverse Reactions:

Nervousness, insomnia, tachycardia, tremor, seizure.

How Supplied:

Tabs—24, 60

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