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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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    • Chronic Bronchitis Chronic bronchitis is a cough that occurs daily with production of sputum that lasts for at least three months, two years in a...learn more »
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      • Bronchitis facts
      • What is bronchitis?
      • What is acute bronchitis?
      • What are the symptoms of acute bronchitis?
      • What is chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the causes of chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the risk factors for chronic bronchitis?
      • What are the symptoms of chronic bronchitis?
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Terms related to albuterol:

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