GENERIC NAME: ALBUTEROL PEDIATRIC PRE-MIXED SOLUTION - INHALATION (al-BUE-ter-ol)
BRAND NAME(S): AccuNeb
USES: Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems such as asthma. This product is used in children or in adults who may need smaller doses of this medication. 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.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. This medication is used with a special machine called a nebulizer that changes the solution to a fine mist that you inhale. Learn all instructions for the use of this medication and the nebulizer. A parent or other responsible adult should supervise a child using this medication. If you have any questions, consult your doctor, pharmacist, or respiratory therapist.This product should be clear and colorless to light yellow. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.This medication does not require any mixing before use. Using a mouthpiece or face mask with the nebulizer, inhale the prescribed dose of medication into your lungs, usually 3 or 4 times daily as needed or as directed by your doctor. Each treatment usually takes about 5 to 15 minutes. Give this medication only through a nebulizer. Do not swallow the solution. Do not mix with other medicines in your nebulizer. To prevent infections, clean the nebulizer and mouthpiece/face mask according to the manufacturer's directions.Dosage is based on your medical condition, age, body weight, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use it more frequently than prescribed without your doctor's approval.If you use other asthma drugs (including inhaled medications), ask your doctor about how to properly use this medication with your other asthma medicines.If this medication stops working well, or if your breathing symptoms become worse, or if you need to use this medication more frequently than usual, seek immediate medical attention.
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