albuterol, Ventolin HFA, Proventil-HFA, Vospire ER, ProAir HFA (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Albuterol is used for relief and prevention of airway obstruction (bronchospasm) in patients with asthma or exercise-induced asthma. Albuterol is also used for treating patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis when their symptoms are related to reversible airway obstruction. The inhaled form of albuterol starts working within 15 minutes and can last up to 6 hours.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects include:

Throat irritation and nosebleeds can also occur.

Other important side effects include allergic reactions which may rarely occur and may manifest as:

Worsening of diabetes and lowering of potassium have been reported. In rare patients, inhaled albuterol can paradoxically precipitate life-threatening bronchospasm.



PREPARATIONS: Inhalation aerosol: 80 and 200 inhalations; Inhalation solution: 0.63, 1.25, and 2.5 mg/3 ml, also 5 mg/ml; Syrup: 2 mg/5 ml; Tablets: 2, 4, and 8 mg

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/27/2015

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