albuterol (salbutamol) inhaler - oral, Proventil, Ventolin
GENERIC NAME: ALBUTEROL (SALBUTAMOL) INHALER - ORAL (al-BUE-ter-ol) (sal-BUE-tah-mol)
BRAND NAME(S): Proventil, Ventolin
USES: Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is also used to prevent asthma brought on by exercise. Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages and relaxing muscles. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.
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