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

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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Use of albuterol with other stimulant medications is discouraged because of their combined effects on heart rate, blood pressure, and the potential for causing chest pain in patients with underlying coronary heart disease.

Beta-blockers [for example, propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA) block the effect of albuterol and may induce bronchospasm in asthmatics. Albuterol may cause hypokalemia (low potassium). Therefore, combining albuterol with loop diuretics [for example, furosemide (Lasix)] may increase the likelihood of hypokalemia.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of albuterol use during pregnancy. Some reports indicate that albuterol may cause congenital defects when used during pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: It's not known whether albuterol is excreted in breast milk.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/27/2015

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