What Can I Expect With Metaproterenol?
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with metaproterenol. However, not everyone who takes metaproterenol will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well.
When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of metaproterenol include but are not limited to:
- Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations).
(Click Side Effects of Metaproterenol to learn about specific side effects of metaproterenol, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking It?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking metaproterenol if you have:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Other types of heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Alupent and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Alupent and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Metaproterenol for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take metaproterenol.)