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Provocholine

Generic Name: Methacholine (meth a KOLE leen)
Brand Name: Provocholine
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Provocholine. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Provocholine (methacholine). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Provocholine (methacholine) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Provocholine (methacholine) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Provocholine Side Effects

Provocholine Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about methacholine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Provocholine.

For the Consumer

Applies to methacholine: inhalation solution reconstituted

Warning

  • This drug is for breathing in only during an asthma test. It is not used to treat asthma. Severe breathing problems can happen with this drug. You will be closely watched by your doctor. If you are having breathing problems like wheezing or asthma signs or have low lung function tests, talk with your doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Wheezing or coughing.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Chest pain or pressure.
  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to methacholine: compounding powder, inhalation powder for reconstitution

General

When administered orally or by injection, this drug is reported to cause nausea, vomiting, substernal pain or pressure, hypotension, fainting, and transient complete heart block. Overdosage with this drug, when administered orally or by injection, can result in a syncopal reaction with cardiac arrest and loss of consciousness. This drug should be administered only by inhalation.

Nervous system

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Headache, lightheadedness

Dermatologic

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Itching

Gastrointestinal

Very rare (less than 0.01%): Throat irritation

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Provocholine