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Primatene Side Effects

Common Primatene Side Effects

The most commonly reported Primatene side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dyspnoea (15)
Chest Pain (14)
Asthma (12)
Dizziness (9)
Heart Rate Increased (7)
Lung Disorder (6)
Anxiety (6)
Headache (6)
Nervousness (5)
Vomiting (5)
Nausea (5)
Condition Aggravated (5)
Feeling Abnormal (4)
Blood Pressure Increased (4)
Malaise (4)
Overdose (4)
Throat Irritation (4)
Pharyngolaryngeal Pain (4)
Respiratory Tract Irritation (3)
Treatment Noncompliance (3)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Primatene Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Primatene reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Primatene on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Blood Pressure Increased
on Feb 19, 2013 Male from US , 54 years of age, weighting 249.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Primatene. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Primatene side effects: blood pressure increased. Primatene dosage: 25/400mg,every 4-6 Hours.
Associated medications used:
  • Ramipril (Unk,1x/day)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (Unk,2x/day)
  • Plavix (Unk,1x/day)
  • Pravastatin (Unk,1x/day)


Nervousness, Feeling Abnormal, Dizziness, Pre-existing Condition Improved, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Cellulitis, Osteomyelitis, Oedema, Fluid Retention
Patient was taking Primatene. Patient felt the following Primatene side effects: nervousness, feeling abnormal, dizziness, pre-existing condition improved, therapeutic response unexpected, cellulitis, osteomyelitis, oedema, fluid retention on Feb 07, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 43 years of age, weighting 244.7 lb, was diagnosed with and. Primatene dosage: 1-2 Tablets Four Times A Day. Patient was hospitalized.

Asthma, Dyspnoea, Lung Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Jan 04, 2013 by a Male taking Primatene (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 50 years of age, weighting 246.9 lb, After Primatene was administered, patient encountered several Primatene side effects: asthma, dyspnoea, lung disorder.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Albuterol (Unk,two Puffs)
Patient was hospitalized.

Asthma
on Jun 19, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 240.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Primatene Mist. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Primatene side effects: asthma. Primatene Mist dosage: 25/400 Mg (two 12.5mg/200mg), 6x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Insulin (Unk)



Asthma
on Jun 08, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 240.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Primatene Mist. Patient felt the following Primatene side effects: asthma. Primatene Mist dosage: 25/400 Mg (two 12.5mg/200mg), 6x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Insulin (Unk)


Sinusitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pharyngeal Disorder, Malaise
Patient was taking Primatene Mist. After Primatene was administered, patient encountered several Primatene side effects: sinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pharyngeal disorder, malaise on May 03, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 51 years of age, weighting 266.1 lb, . Primatene Mist dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Symbicort (160/4.5 Mcg 2 Puffs Twice A Day)


Chest Pain, Pulmonary Embolism, Dyspnoea, Injury, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Anxiety, Traumatic Lung Injury
Adverse event was reported on Feb 29, 2012 by a Female taking Primatene Mist (Dosage: Unk) . Location: UNITED STATES , 18 years of age, weighting 180.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Primatene side effects: chest pain, pulmonary embolism, dyspnoea, injury, deep vein thrombosis, anxiety, traumatic lung injury.
Associated medications used:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
Patient was hospitalized.

Heart Rate Increased, Chest Pain, Dizziness, Cerebral Thrombosis, Dyspnoea
on Feb 06, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 70 years of age, weighting 316.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Primatene Mist. Patient felt the following Primatene side effects: heart rate increased, chest pain, dizziness, cerebral thrombosis, dyspnoea. Primatene Mist dosage: 2 Puffs/day, Inhalation. Patient was hospitalized.

Anxiety, Pulmonary Embolism, Chest Pain, Fear Of Disease, Gallbladder Disorder, Dyspnoea, Emotional Distress
on Feb 13, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 18 years of age, weighting 180.4 lb, was treated with Primatene Mist. After Primatene was administered, patient encountered several Primatene side effects: anxiety, pulmonary embolism, chest pain, fear of disease, gallbladder disorder, dyspnoea, emotional distress. Primatene Mist dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
Patient was hospitalized.

Dyspnoea, Wheezing
Patient was taking Primatene Mist. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Primatene side effects: dyspnoea, wheezing on Feb 13, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Primatene Mist dosage: N/A.

Dyspnoea, No Therapeutic Response, Atrial Fibrillation, Tachycardia, Pneumonia Primary Atypical, Asthma
Adverse event was reported on Jan 03, 2012 by a Male taking Primatene Mist (Dosage: 0.22 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 57 years of age, weighting 214.0 lb, Patient felt the following Primatene side effects: dyspnoea, no therapeutic response, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, pneumonia primary atypical, asthma. Patient was hospitalized.

Dyspnoea, Product Quality Issue
on Feb 16, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, was treated with Primatene Mist. After Primatene was administered, patient encountered several Primatene side effects: dyspnoea, product quality issue. Primatene Mist dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (1puff Twice Per Day)


Feeling Abnormal, Product Quality Issue, Dyspnoea
on Feb 04, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 51 years of age, was treated with Primatene Mist. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Primatene side effects: feeling abnormal, product quality issue, dyspnoea. Primatene Mist dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Lisinopril
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (1puff Per Day)
  • Effexor


Dyspnoea, Oxygen Saturation Decreased
Patient was taking Primatene Mist. Patient felt the following Primatene side effects: dyspnoea, oxygen saturation decreased on Oct 18, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 178.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Primatene Mist dosage: Inhale Use Then In One Min. Then In 3 Hrs Nasal. Patient was hospitalized.

Dyspnoea
Adverse event was reported on Nov 18, 2010 by a Male taking Primatene Mist (Dosage: As Required) . Location: UNITED STATES , 47 years of age, After Primatene was administered, patient encountered several Primatene side effects: dyspnoea.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Symbicort (160/4.5 Mcg,two Puffs Two Times A Day)


Dyspnoea, Condition Aggravated, Oxygen Saturation Decreased
on Aug 09, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 81 years of age, was treated with Primatene Mist. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Primatene side effects: dyspnoea, condition aggravated, oxygen saturation decreased. Primatene Mist dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Asthma, Condition Aggravated, Nausea, Rhinitis Allergic, Vomiting
on Jun 09, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 41 years of age, weighting 148.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Primatene Mist. Patient felt the following Primatene side effects: asthma, condition aggravated, nausea, rhinitis allergic, vomiting. Primatene Mist dosage: N/A.

Asthma, Condition Aggravated, Nausea, Pyrexia, Restlessness, Rhinitis Allergic, Sputum Discoloured, Vomiting
Patient was taking Primatene Mist. After Primatene was administered, patient encountered several Primatene side effects: asthma, condition aggravated, nausea, pyrexia, restlessness, rhinitis allergic, sputum discoloured, vomiting on Jun 09, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Primatene Mist dosage: Previous User.

Asthma, Economic Problem, Treatment Noncompliance
Adverse event was reported on Mar 30, 2009 by a Male taking Primatene Mist (Dosage: Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, weighting 245.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Primatene side effects: asthma, economic problem, treatment noncompliance.
Associated medications used:
  • Albuterol -the Old One- (Oral)


Cerebrovascular Accident
on Jan 08, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 37 years of age, weighting 195.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Primatene Mist. Patient felt the following Primatene side effects: cerebrovascular accident. Primatene Mist dosage: N/A.

Asthma
on Nov 14, 2007 Female from UNITED STATES , 40 years of age, weighting 136.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Primatene Mist. After Primatene was administered, patient encountered several Primatene side effects: asthma. Primatene Mist dosage: 1 Inhalation X 1, Inhalation.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Albuterol
  • Oral Contraceptive Nos (oral Contraceptive Nos)


Glossodynia, Headache, Nasal Discomfort
Patient was taking Primatene Mist. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Primatene side effects: glossodynia, headache, nasal discomfort on Jan 21, 2008 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 225.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Primatene Mist dosage: ^1 Inhalation X 1^, Inhalation.
Associated medications used:
  • Thyroid Tab


Diarrhoea
Adverse event was reported on Feb 06, 2008 by a Male taking Primatene Mist (Dosage: ^ 1 Puff 2 Times In One Day^, Inhalation) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, weighting 220.2 lb, Patient felt the following Primatene side effects: diarrhoea.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Mucinex


Glossodynia
on Feb 20, 2008 Female from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, weighting 156.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Primatene Mist. After Primatene was administered, patient encountered several Primatene side effects: glossodynia. Primatene Mist dosage: One Inhalation, One Time, Inhalation.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lisinopril
  • Singulair


No Therapeutic Response
on Nov 21, 2008 Female from UNITED STATES , 22 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Primatene Mist. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Primatene side effects: no therapeutic response. Primatene Mist dosage: 2 Acutations As Needed.

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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative PRIMATENE Names:EPHEDRINE EPINEPHRI

    Active Ingredient: EPHEDRINE EPINEPHRI

    More About Primatene

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 110

    Primatene safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 5

    Reported hospitalizations: 19

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