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ALBUTEROL

Albuterol inhalation is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways. It also increases air flow to the lungs.

This drug is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Albuterol is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. It is for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old.

You should not use albuterol if you are allergic to any of its components or if you had any allergies especially proteins.

Seek medical attention promptly if you have signs of an allergic reaction such as hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • Back Pain, Body Aches;
  • Headache, Dizziness;
  • Feeling Nervous;
  • Nausea, Diarrhea, Upset Stomach; Or
  • Sore Throat, Sinus Pain, Stuffy Runny Nose.

Call your doctor if any of the following happen to you after using the medicine:

  • Wheezing, Choking, Or Other Breathing Problems After Using This Medicine
  • Chest Pain, Fast Heart Rate, Pounding Heartbeats Or Fluttering In Your Chest
  • Pain Or Burning When You Urinate
  • High Blood Sugar–Increased Thirst, Increased Urination, Hunger, Dry Mouth, Fruity Breath Odor, Drowsiness, Dry Skin, Blurred Vision, Weight Loss
  • Low Potassium–Leg Cramps, Constipation, Irregular Heartbeats, Fluttering In Your Chest, Extreme Thirst, Increased Urination, Numbness Or Tingling, Muscle Weakness Or Limp Feeling

Precautions

Before you take Albuterol, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Rhythm Disorder
  • Seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Overactive Thyroid.

 

Interactions

Albuterol interacts with diet pills or cold medicine that contains a decongestant (phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine). Using these drugs along with albuterol may cause unpleasant side effects.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:

  • Any Other Inhaled Medicines or Bronchodilators;
  • Digoxin
  • A Diuretic or “Water Pill”
  • An Antidepressant–Amitriptyline, Desipramine, Imipramine, Doxepin, Nortriptyline, and Others
  • A Beta Blocker–Atenolol, Carvedilol, Labetalol, Metoprolol, Propranolol, Sotalol, And Others
  • An Mao Inhibitor–Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Methylene Blue Injection, Phenelzine, Rasagiline, Selegiline, Tranylcypromine, and Others.

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing. Overdose symptoms may include:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Tremors
  • Chest Pain
  • Fast Heartbeats
  • Nausea
  • General Ill Feeling
  • Seizure (Convulsions)
  • Feeling Light-Headed Or Fainting

 

Available brands:

  • Ventolin
  • Asmacaire
  • Solmux XP
  • Salbumed Plus
  • Salbutamol

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