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Common Primatene Side Effects


The most commonly reported Primatene side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dyspnoea (15)
Chest Pain (14)
Asthma (12)
Dizziness (9)
Heart Rate Increased (7)
Lung Disorder (6)
Anxiety (6)
Headache (6)
Nervousness (5)
Vomiting (5)
Nausea (5)
Condition Aggravated (5)
Feeling Abnormal (4)
Blood Pressure Increased (4)
Malaise (4)
Overdose (4)
Throat Irritation (4)
Pharyngolaryngeal Pain (4)
Respiratory Tract Irritation (3)
Treatment Noncompliance (3)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Primatene Side Effects Reported to FDA



Primatene Side Effect Report#9069678
Blood Pressure Increased
This is a report of a 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dyspnoea,hypertension, who was treated with Primatene (dosage: 25/400mg,every 4-6 Hours, start time:
Feb 02, 2013), combined with:
  • Ramipril (Unk,1x/day)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (Unk,2x/day)
  • Plavix (Unk,1x/day)
  • Pravastatin (Unk,1x/day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Pressure Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Primatene treatment in male patients, resulting in Apparent Death side effect.
Primatene Side Effect Report#9052614
Nervousness, Feeling Abnormal, Dizziness, Pre-existing Condition Improved, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Cellulitis, Osteomyelitis, Oedema, Fluid Retention
This report suggests a potential Primatene Nervousness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma and used Primatene (dosage: 1-2 Tablets Four Times A Day) starting 1975. After starting Primatene the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Nervousness, Feeling Abnormal, Dizziness, Pre-existing Condition Improved, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Cellulitis, Osteomyelitis, Oedema, Fluid RetentionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Primatene demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nervousness, may still occur.
Primatene Side Effect Report#8997242
Asthma, Dyspnoea, Lung Disorder
This Asthma problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma. On 2011 this consumer started treatment with Primatene (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Albuterol (Unk,two Puffs)
When using Primatene, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Asthma, Dyspnoea, Lung DisorderThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Asthma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Primatene Side Effect Report#8462834-6
Asthma
This Asthma side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma.The patient was prescribed Primatene Mist (drug dosage: 25/400 Mg (two 12.5mg/200mg), 6x/day), which was initiated on
Apr 28, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Insulin (Unk)
.After starting to take Primatene Mist the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: AsthmaThese side effects may potentially be related to Primatene Mist.
Primatene Side Effect Report#8448998-9
Asthma
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: asthma, who was treated with Primatene Mist (dosage: 25/400 Mg (two 12.5mg/200mg), 6x/day, start time:
Apr 28, 2012), combined with:
  • Insulin (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthma after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Primatene Mist treatment in female patients, resulting in Asthma side effect.
Primatene Side Effect Report#8365362-1
Sinusitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pharyngeal Disorder, Malaise
This report suggests a potential Primatene Mist Sinusitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Primatene Mist (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Primatene Mist the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Sinusitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pharyngeal Disorder, MalaiseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Symbicort (160/4.5 Mcg 2 Puffs Twice A Day)
Although Primatene Mist demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sinusitis, may still occur.
Primatene Side Effect Report#8196596-7
Chest Pain, Pain, Pulmonary Embolism, Dyspnoea, Injury, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Anxiety, Traumatic Lung Injury
This Chest Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Mar 22, 2008 this consumer started treatment with Primatene Mist (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
When using Primatene Mist, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Chest Pain, Pain, Pulmonary Embolism, Dyspnoea, Injury, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Anxiety, Traumatic Lung InjuryThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Chest Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Primatene Side Effect Report#8167483-5
Heart Rate Increased, Chest Pain, Dizziness, Cerebral Thrombosis, Dyspnoea
This Heart Rate Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 70-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma.The patient was prescribed Primatene Mist (drug dosage: 2 Puffs/day, Inhalation), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Primatene Mist the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Heart Rate Increased, Chest Pain, Dizziness, Cerebral Thrombosis, DyspnoeaThese side effects may potentially be related to Primatene Mist. The patient was hospitalized.
Primatene Side Effect Report#8150391-3
Anxiety, Pulmonary Embolism, Chest Pain, Fear Of Disease, Gallbladder Disorder, Dyspnoea, Pain, Emotional Distress
This is a report of a 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Primatene Mist (dosage: Unk, start time:
Mar 22, 2008), combined with:
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Yaz
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anxiety, Pulmonary Embolism, Chest Pain, Fear Of Disease, Gallbladder Disorder, Dyspnoea, Pain, Emotional Distress after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Primatene Mist treatment in female patients, resulting in Anxiety side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Primatene Side Effect Report#8142402-6
Dyspnoea, Wheezing
This report suggests a potential Primatene Mist Dyspnoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma,wheezing and used Primatene Mist (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 01, 2012. After starting Primatene Mist the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dyspnoea, WheezingAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Primatene Mist demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dyspnoea, may still occur.
Primatene Side Effect Report#8018653-8
Dyspnoea, No Therapeutic Response, Atrial Fibrillation, Tachycardia, Pneumonia Primary Atypical, Asthma
This Dyspnoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 57-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma. On
Nov 19, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Primatene Mist (dosage: 0.22 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Primatene Mist, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dyspnoea, No Therapeutic Response, Atrial Fibrillation, Tachycardia, Pneumonia Primary Atypical, AsthmaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dyspnoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Primatene Side Effect Report#7865743-6
Dyspnoea, Product Quality Issue
This Dyspnoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 50-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Primatene Mist (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (1puff Twice Per Day)
.After starting to take Primatene Mist the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dyspnoea, Product Quality IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Primatene Mist.
Primatene Side Effect Report#7865677-7
Feeling Abnormal, Product Quality Issue, Dyspnoea
This is a report of a 51-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Primatene Mist (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lisinopril
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (1puff Per Day)
  • Effexor
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Feeling Abnormal, Product Quality Issue, Dyspnoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Primatene Mist treatment in male patients, resulting in Feeling Abnormal side effect.
Primatene Side Effect Report#7824398-7
Dyspnoea, Oxygen Saturation Decreased
This report suggests a potential Primatene Mist Dyspnoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dyspnoea and used Primatene Mist (dosage: Inhale Use Then In One Min. Then In 3 Hrs Nasal) starting
Jul 25, 2011. After starting Primatene Mist the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dyspnoea, Oxygen Saturation DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Primatene Mist demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dyspnoea, may still occur.
Primatene Side Effect Report#7821320-4
Dyspnoea
This Dyspnoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 47-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Primatene Mist (dosage: As Required). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Symbicort (160/4.5 Mcg,two Puffs Two Times A Day)
When using Primatene Mist, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DyspnoeaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dyspnoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Primatene Side Effect Report#7700044-8
Dyspnoea, Condition Aggravated, Oxygen Saturation Decreased
This Dyspnoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 81-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Primatene Mist (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jul 24, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Primatene Mist the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dyspnoea, Condition Aggravated, Oxygen Saturation DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Primatene Mist. The patient was hospitalized.
Primatene Side Effect Report#6920234-1
Asthma, Condition Aggravated, Nausea, Rhinitis Allergic, Vomiting
This is a report of a 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: asthma, who was treated with Primatene Mist (dosage: NA, start time:
May 17, 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthma, Condition Aggravated, Nausea, Rhinitis Allergic, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Primatene Mist treatment in female patients, resulting in Asthma side effect.
Primatene Side Effect Report#6797349-4
Asthma, Condition Aggravated, Nausea, Pyrexia, Restlessness, Rhinitis Allergic, Sputum Discoloured, Vomiting
This report suggests a potential Primatene Mist Asthma side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma and used Primatene Mist (dosage: Previous User) starting
May 17, 2010. After starting Primatene Mist the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Asthma, Condition Aggravated, Nausea, Pyrexia, Restlessness, Rhinitis Allergic, Sputum Discoloured, VomitingAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Primatene Mist demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Asthma, may still occur.
Primatene Side Effect Report#6141188-4
Asthma, Economic Problem, Treatment Noncompliance
This Asthma problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 61-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: eagle barrett syndrome. On NS this consumer started treatment with Primatene Mist (dosage: Oral). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Albuterol -the Old One- (Oral)
When using Primatene Mist, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Asthma, Economic Problem, Treatment NoncomplianceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Asthma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Primatene Side Effect Report#6037868-1
Cerebrovascular Accident
This Cerebrovascular Accident side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 37-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma.The patient was prescribed Primatene Mist (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jul 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Primatene Mist the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cerebrovascular AccidentThese side effects may potentially be related to Primatene Mist.
Primatene Side Effect Report#6019671-1
Asthma
This is a report of a 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dyspnoea, who was treated with Primatene Mist (dosage: 1 Inhalation X 1, Inhalation, start time:
Nov 11, 2007), combined with:
  • Albuterol
  • Oral Contraceptive Nos (oral Contraceptive Nos)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthma after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Primatene Mist treatment in female patients, resulting in Asthma side effect.
Primatene Side Effect Report#6019662-0
Glossodynia, Headache, Nasal Discomfort
This report suggests a potential Primatene Mist Glossodynia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma and used Primatene Mist (dosage: ^1 Inhalation X 1^, Inhalation) starting
Jan 01, 2008. After starting Primatene Mist the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Glossodynia, Headache, Nasal DiscomfortAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Thyroid Tab
Although Primatene Mist demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Glossodynia, may still occur.
Primatene Side Effect Report#6019661-9
Diarrhoea
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: chest discomfort. On
Feb 05, 2008 this consumer started treatment with Primatene Mist (dosage: ^ 1 Puff 2 Times In One Day^, Inhalation). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Mucinex
When using Primatene Mist, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DiarrhoeaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Primatene Side Effect Report#6019657-7
Glossodynia
This Glossodynia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma.The patient was prescribed Primatene Mist (drug dosage: One Inhalation, One Time, Inhalation), which was initiated on
Feb 18, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril
  • Singulair
.After starting to take Primatene Mist the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: GlossodyniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Primatene Mist.
Primatene Side Effect Report#5981606-5
No Therapeutic Response
This is a report of a 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: asthma, who was treated with Primatene Mist (dosage: 2 Acutations As Needed, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): No Therapeutic Response after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Primatene Mist treatment in female patients, resulting in No Therapeutic Response side effect.


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The appearance of Primatene on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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What are common Primatene Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Asthma 7
Chest Pain 6
Vomiting 5
Heart Rate Increased 4
Nausea 4
Anxiety 3
Blood Pressure Increased 3
Condition Aggravated 3
Dizziness 3
Dyspnoea 3

What are common Primatene Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 12
Chest Pain 8
Dizziness 6
Lung Disorder 5
Asthma 4
Heart Rate Increased 3
Overdose 3
Anxiety 2
Cerebrovascular Accident 2
Cough 2

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    Primatene Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0573-2952
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary NamePRIMATENE ephedrine hcl, guaifenesin
    NameTABLET
    Dosage FormORAL
    Route20040106
    On market sincePfizer Consumer Healthcare
    LabelerEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE; GUAIFENESIN
    Active Ingredient(s)12.5; 200
    Strength(s)mg/1; mg/1
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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 110

    Primatene safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 5

    Reported hospitalizations: 19

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