Harvard Drug Group Pharmaceutical | Bitolterol mesylate (Medication)
Bitolterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Bitolterol inhalation is used to treat asthma. Bitolterol inhalation may also be used for conditions other than those listed in this medication guide.
Bitolterol is a bronchodilator used in the treatment of asthma. It is similar to albuterol (Ventolin). Asthma is a disorder of breathing in which there is narrowing of the airways that carry air to the lungs including the bronchi. This narrowing is caused by muscle spasm and inflammation within the airways. Bitolterol relaxes the smooth muscles surrounding these airways, increasing the diameter and easing the flow of air through the airways.
Bitolterol probably does not affect inflammation in the lung either with asthma or other inflammatory lung disorders such as bronchitis. Nevertheless, if spasm of the airways occurs because of bronchitis, bitolterol may be useful therapy for the asthmatic component of the illness. ...
Stop using bitolterol and seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or chest pain or irregular heartbeats.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use bitolterol inhalation and talk to your doctor if you experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, or insomnia; tremor or nervousness; sweating; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or dry mouth. ...
Tell your doctor your medical history, including:allergies, heart diseases, high blood pressure, thyroid problems (hyperthyroid), diabetes, seizure disorders.
Limit alcohol intake as it may aggravate drug side effects. Caution is advised when performing tasks requiring alertness (e. g. , driving), even though drowsiness is very unlikely.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding do not use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...