ammonia aromatic 15 % (w/v) solution for inhalation

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Medication name

Generic name:
Aromatic ammonia - inhalation

Pronunciation
(a-MONE-ya)

Uses

This product is used to treat or prevent fainting. It works by increasing the body's urge to breathe.

How to use

Use this product as directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. Throw away product after use. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This product is flammable. Do not use, store, or throw away product near heat or an open flame.

Use this medication with care. Avoid getting the medication in your eyes or on your skin. This medication may cause burning/irritation to the eyes/skin. If you do get the medication in the eyes, flush with water for about 20 minutes and tell your doctor right away. If you get this medication on your skin, flush with plenty of water and tell your doctor if the burning/irritation lasts.

If your condition lasts or gets worse, if your face is flushed, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.

Side effects

Coughing or watery eyes may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including:

  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • headache

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including:

  • trouble breathing
  • eye pain
  • vision changes

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:

  • rash
  • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Precautions

Before using aromatic ammonia, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product:

  • breathing problems (such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema)

During pregnancy, this product should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Overdose

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

Notes

Keep all medical and lab appointments.

Fainting may be a sign of a serious medical condition, especially in older people and people with heart problems. Check with your doctor as soon as possible after fainting.

Missed dose

Not applicable.

Storage

Refer to storage information printed on the package. Protect from heat or open flame. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Important note

HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Information last revised May 2023.

Selected from NATIONAL DRUG DATA FILE (NDDF) data included with permission and copyrighted by First Databank, Inc., 2019. This copyrighted material has been downloaded from a licensed data provider.

The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your health care professional. You should consult your health care professional before taking any drug, changing your diet, or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.