Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Asthma control: Like other medications used for relief of asthma-related breathing problems, do not use orciprenaline on a daily basis without using appropriate anti-inflammatory therapy on a regular basis.
If you need to use this medication regularly or more frequently, or the usual dose is not effective to control breathing problems, this indicates that your asthma control is deteriorating. It is not enough simply to increase the use of rescue medications such as orciprenaline under these circumstances, especially over extended periods of time. Contact your doctor to discuss a new treatment plan.
If orciprenaline does not produce a significant improvement or if your condition gets worse, seek medical advice to determine a new plan of treatment. In the case of sudden or rapidly worsening breathing trouble, consult a doctor immediately.
Medical conditions: Orciprenaline has been shown to have minimal effect on blood pressure and pulse. It should be used with care, however, if you also have:
- high blood pressure
- coronary artery disease
- recent heart attack
- acute and recurring congestive heart failure
- overactive thyroid
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if orciprenaline passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.