Metaproterenol treats asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
Metaproterenol is a prescription medication used to treat asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Metaproterenol belongs to a group of medications called bronchodilators which help by relaxing airways in the lungs, making it easier to breathe.
Metaproterenol is available as a tablet and an oral liquid and are usually taken 3 to 4 times per day. Metaproterenol is also available as an oral inhalation and is usually given every 3 to 4 hours.
Common side effects of metaproterenol include tremor, nervousness, and headache.
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Uses of Metaproterenol
Metaproterenol is a prescription medication used to treat asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Metaproterenol Brand Names
Metaproterenol may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Metaproterenol Drug Class
Metaproterenol is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Metaproterenol
Serious side effects have been reported with Metaproterenol. See "Metaproterenol Precautions" section.
Common side effects of metaproterenol include:
- increased heart rate
This is not a complete list of metaproterenol side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.