Proair HFA Overdose

The effects of a Proair HFA overdose can vary depending on several factors, such as how much of the medication was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, and/or drugs. Some common symptoms of a Proair HFA overdose include shakiness, a fast heart rate, and nausea. Treatment for a Proair HFA overdose usually involves supportive care, which consists of treating symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.

Proair HFA Overdose: An Overview

Proair HFA® (albuterol inhaler) is a prescription medication used to treat asthma. The effects of a Proair HFA overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including how much Proair HFA was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, street drugs, or a combination of these.
 
If you happen to overdose on Proair HFA, seek medical attention immediately.
 

Symptoms of a Proair HFA Overdose

Proair HFA overdose symptoms may include:
 
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Dry mouth
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Fatigue
  • Low potassium in the blood (hypokalemia)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Loss of life.
     

Treatment for a Proair HFA Overdose

Treatment for a Proair HFA overdose involves supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
 
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Medications (such as beta blockers) to reverse the effects of Proair HFA
  • Other treatments based on the complications that occur.
     
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Proair HFA.
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