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Aztreonam Inhalation Solution (AZTREONAM SOLUTION - INHALATION)

For cystic fibrosis.

Brand Name(s): Cayston

Generic Name: Aztreonam

Instructions

Always inspect medicine before using. Do not use if it is cloudy or has particles in it.

This medicine will work best if you take it at about the same time every day.

Keep this medicine in the refrigerator.

This medicine may be stored at room temperature for up to 28 days.

Use a bronchodilator (medicine to relax and open your airways) before using this medicine.

This medicine should only be used with certain types of breathing machines. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacists which breathing machines are okay to use with this medicine.

Carefully follow instructions for mixing the medicine before use.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Be very careful not to spray the medicine into your eyes. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • chest discomfort
  • coughing
  • headaches
  • stuffy nose
  • sore throat

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing or difficulty breathing

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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