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Albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil, Proventil-HFA, AccuNeb, Vospire, ProAir) is a drug used for prevention and relief of bronchospasm in individuals with asthma, exercise induced asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis. Drug interactions include tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and beta blockers. Side effects include tremor, headache, palpitations, and more. Side effects, drug interactions, dosing, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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Terms related to albuterol:

  • AccuNeb
  • ProAir
  • Proventil
  • Proventil-HFA
  • Ventolin
  • Vospire