Ammonia Spirit, Aromatic (Systemic)
Brand Names : smelling salts
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:
Another commonly used name is smelling salts
† Not commercially available in Canada.