What is Primatene?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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A combination product containing Guaifenesin and Ephedrine Hydrochloride

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Primatene

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Primatene

Dosage Patients
12.5mg-200mg as needed 2

Why patients stopped taking Primatene

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Primatene

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Primatene

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Primatene

Apr 1, 2010 (Started May 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: FDA will disallow production of this product next year, forcing a change in inhaler medication.

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