More common side effects
Some of the more common side effects that can occur with Lasal include:
- fast or irregular heart rate
- chest pain
- sore throat
- runny nose
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Q: I have asthma and take Lasal. Does Lasal affect blood sugar levels?
A: According to the package insert, Lasal (Proventil) may cause an increase in blood sugar levels or hyperglycemia. For more information, please consult with your health care provider and visit //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Lasal. Michelle McDermott, PharmD
What Other Drugs Interact with Lasal?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication for your condition, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions or side effects and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of this medicine or any medicine before getting further information from your doctor, healthcare provider or pharmacist first.
If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. You can get in touch with a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.
How should this medicine be used?
Lasal comes as a tablet, a syrup, and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth. The tablets and syrup are usually taken three or four times a day. The extended-release tablets are usually taken once every 12 hours. Take Lasal at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Lasal exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the extended-release tablets whole with plenty of water or other liquid. Do not split, chew, or crush them.
Your doctor may start you on a low dose of Lasal and gradually increase your dose.
Lasal may help control your symptoms but will not cure your condition. Continue to take Lasal even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Lasal without talking to your doctor.
Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen or if you feel that Lasal no longer controls your symptoms.
Side Effects of Lasal:
The most common side effects of Lasal will surround the compound’s stimulating nature. However, overall this is a relatively well-tolerated bronchodilator for most men and women. Serious issues or complications are rare. Those who are using the compound as a thermogenic, they will find the side effects of Lasal to be a little more common and possibly bothersome. This is due to such use requiring a higher dose than what is used to treat asthma. The most common side effects of Lasal will be stimulant related such as shaking hands, insomnia and headaches. Some may also experience dizziness. These are the most common side effects, but most will find they are manageable and begin to subside quickly as the body begins to adapt to the compound. Excess sweating can also be an issue for some, as well as nausea, diarrhea or vomiting although rare.
There are other possible side effects of Lasal that can be more bothersome, but are thankfully less common. An allergic reaction to the compound can cause a swelling of the lips or tongue as well as a possible rash. Oddly enough, an allergic reaction can also lead to difficulty breathing. Less common but most commonly associated with high doses is chest pain, high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat. If such side effects of Lasal begin to manifest use should be discontinued immediately. If ignored, these effects can become quite extreme. When the side effects of Lasal reach an extreme level, harsh shaking or trembling may occur. Anxiety, panic and an extremely fast and irregular heartbeat are all possible, and can be potentially fatal.
Lasal can be used safely, but it will require responsible use. At the same time, we are all unique individuals and will respond to varying medications differently. If harsh or severe effects of Lasal use begin to show for any reason, discontinue use. It is when such effects are ignored that trouble may arise. While many will be able to use the compound safely, if you cannot, simply reexamine your plan and search for better options. There is no reason to risk your health for a little extra fat loss.
Q: Does Lasal, Pulmicort, or Nasonex affect a child's behavior?
A: According to package inserts, Lasal (VoSpire ER) can cause hyperactivity, excitement, and irritability in children. Pulmicort (budesonide) has been reported to cause irritability, aggressive reactions, and anxiety. You are encouraged to report any negative side effects of prescription drugs to your health care practitioner and the Food and Drug Administration by visiting https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm or calling 1-800-FDA-1088. Michelle McDermott, PharmD