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Ammonia Spirit, Aromatic (Systemic)

Brand Names : smelling salts

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Category
  • Respiratory stimulant
Description

Aromatic ammonia spirit (air-a-MAT-ik a-MOAN-ya SPIR-it) is used to prevent or treat fainting.

Fainting may be caused by some kinds of medicine, by an unpleasant or stressful event, or by a serious medical problem, such as heart disease. Fainting in an older person is often more serious than fainting in a younger person. Older people and people with a history of heart problems should seek medical attention as soon as possible after fainting.

Aromatic ammonia spirit is available without a doctor's prescription in the following dosage forms:

    Inhalation
  • Inhalants (U.S.)
  • Solution (U.S.)

Brand Names

Another commonly used name is smelling salts .

† Not commercially available in Canada.


   

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