Alupent Side Effects
In clinical trials involving Alupent, side effects of the drug included nervousness, headaches, and a sore throat, among other things. Although most people tolerate Alupent well, you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious side effects, such as signs of an allergic reaction, breathing problems that are getting worse, or an irregular heart rhythm.
An Introduction to Alupent Side Effects
Alupent is no longer available in the United States. The manufacturer of this medication decided to stop making it in order to comply with regulations concerning chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that may deplete the ozone layer. Alupent was rarely used anymore; had it been more popular, the manufacturer probably would have chosen to reformulate the drug without CFCs, instead of just discontinuing it.
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Alupent® (metaproterenol sulfate). However, not everyone who takes Alupent will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
This article focuses on the Alupent inhaler. Alupent also comes in tablets, syrup, and a solution that is inhaled using a machine called a nebulizer.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Alupent. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Alupent side effects with you.)