GENERIC NAME: albuterol sulphate inhalation solution
BRAND NAME: Ventolin, Proventil, Accuneb (discontinued)
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
- Albuterol sulphate inhalation solution is used for the treatment of bronchospasm in patients 2 to 12 years of age with asthma (reversible obstructive airway disease).
Common side effects include:
- Migraine headaches
- Non-migraine headaches
- stomach upset
- flu-like symptoms
- cold symptoms
- ear infections (otitis media)
Other side effects include:
- allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching)
- increased sputum
- shortness of breath
Possible serious side effects include:
- bronchospasm (worsening of asthma)
- serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)
- worsening of diabetes
- low potassium
- abnormal heart rhythm (palpitations)
- fast heart rate
- elevated blood pressure
- chest pain
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