Fenoterol


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, tachyarrhythmia.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ severe asthma, underlying severe heart disease (e.g. ischaemic heart disease, organic heart disease, arrhythmia, severe heart failure), insufficiently controlled DM, recent MI, hyperthyroidism, phaeochromocytoma, and severe vascular disorder. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor serum K levels.
Adverse Reactions
Hypokalaemia, hypersensitivity, nervousness, agitation, headache, dizziness, tremor, palpitations, myocardial ischaemia, tachycardia, arrhythmia, nausea, vomiting, hyperhidrosis, skin reactions (e.g. urticaria, rash, pruritus), myalgia, muscular weakness, muscle spasm, paradoxical bronchospasm, cough, throat irritation, increased systolic and decreased diastolic BP.
Drug Interactions
Increased effect w/ β-adrenergics, anticholinergics, MAOIs, TCAs and xanthine derivatives (e.g. theophylline). Serious reduction in bronchodilation w/ β-blockers. May enhance susceptibility to CV effects w/ halothane, enflurane, and trichloroethylene.
ATC Classification
G02CA03 - fenoterol ; Belongs to the class of sympathomimetics. Used as labour repressants.
R03AC04 - fenoterol ; Belongs to the class of adrenergic inhalants, selective beta-2-adrenoreceptor agonists. Used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
R03CC04 - fenoterol ; Belongs to the class of adrenergics for systemic use, selective beta-2-adrenoreceptor agonists. Used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases.
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