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Ammonia Inhalant


(AMMONIA INHALANT) This product is used to treat or prevent fainting. It works by increasing the body's urge to breathe.

How should I use AMMONIA INHALANT?

Use this product as directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. Throw away product after use. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. This product is flammable. Do not use, store, or throw away product near heat or an open flame. Use this medication with care. Avoid getting the medication in your eyes or on your skin. This medication may cause burning/irritation to the eyes/skin. If you do get the medication in the eyes, flush with water for about 20 minutes and tell your doctor right away. If you get this medication on your skin, flush with plenty of water and tell your doctor if the burning/irritation persists. If your condition persists or worsens, if your face is flushed, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take AMMONIA INHALANT?

Before using aromatic ammonia, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: breathing problems (e.g., asthma, bronchitis, emphysema). During pregnancy, this product should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

What may interact with AMMONIA INHALANT?

If you are using this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

What if I miss a dose of AMMONIA INHALANT?

Not applicable.

What side effects may I notice from receiving AMMONIA INHALANT?

Coughing or watery eyes may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: vomiting, diarrhea, headache. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: trouble breathing, eye pain, vision changes. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Where should I keep AMMONIA INHALANT?

Refer to storage information printed on the package. Protect from heat or open flame. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Keep all drug products away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

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