WARNING: RISK OF SEVERE BRONCHOSPASM
Mannitol, the active ingredient in ARIDOL, acts as a bronchoconstrictor and may cause severe bronchospasm. Bronchial challenge testing with ARIDOL is for diagnostic purposes only. Bronchial challenge testing with ARIDOL should only be conducted by trained professionals under the supervision of a physician familiar with all aspects of the bronchial challenge test and the management of acute bronchospasm. Medications (such as short-acting inhaled beta-agonist) and equipment to treat severe bronchospasm must be present in the testing area. If severe bronchospasm occurs it should be treated immediately by administration of a short-acting inhaled beta-agonist. Because of the potential for severe bronchoconstriction, the bronchial challenge testing with ARIDOL should not be performed in any patient with clinically apparent asthma or very low baseline pulmonary function tests (e.g., FEV1 <1-1.5 liters or <70% of the predicted values) [see Warnings and Precautions – Part 5 of Prescribing Information].
ARIDOL is indicated for the assessment of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in adult and pediatric patients 6 years of age or older who do not have clinically apparent asthma.
ARIDOL is contraindicated in:
- Patients with known hypersensitivity to mannitol or to the gelatin used to make the capsules.
- Patients with conditions that may be compromised by induced bronchospasm or repeated spirometry maneuvers. Some examples include: aortic or cerebral aneurysm, uncontrolled hypertension, recent myocardial infarction or cerebral vascular accident [see Warnings and Precautions – Part 5 of Prescribing Information].
This information is provided as a professional courtesy, and it is intended to provide data available to us that may assist you in deriving your own conclusions and opinions. This information is not intended to advocate any indications, dosage, or other claim that is not described in the package insert.