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What dosages is albuterol available in?

What dosages is albuterol available in?

albuterol is a dry powder inhaler that meters 117 mcg of albuterol sulfate (equivalent to 97 mcg of albuterol base) from the device reservoir and delivers 108 mcg of albuterol sulfate (equivalent to 90 mcg of albuterol base) from the mouthpiece per actuation. The inhaler is supplied with 200 inhalation doses.

What is albuterol used for?

What is albuterol used for?

albuterol inhalation powder is a beta2-adrenergic agonist which is indicated for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients 4 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease. or the Prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in patients 4 years of age and older.

How does albuterol work?

How does albuterol work?

albuterol is a bronchodilator and works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. This prevents and treats wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems.

How do I take albuterol?

How do I take albuterol?

albuterol is for oral inhalation only. When used in the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in adults and children 4 years of age and older, 2 inhalations every 4 to 6 hours. In some patients, 1 inhalation every 4 hours may be sufficient. When used in the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in adults and children 4 years of age and older, 2 inhalations 15 to 30 minutes before exercise.

Is it safe for me to take albuterol?

Is it safe for me to take albuterol?

albuterol is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use PROAIR RESPIHALER if you have hypersensitivity to albuterol or have severe hypersensitivity to milk proteins.

albuterol Common Side Effects

albuterol Common Side Effects

Common side effects of albuterol include:

  • back pain
  • pain
  • gastroenteritis viral
  • sinus headache
  • urinary tract infection
  • nasopharyngitis
  • oropharyngeal pain
  • vomiting
albuterol Serious Side Effects

albuterol Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with albuterol, however, paradoxical bronchospasm may occur. Discontinue albuterol immediately and treat with alternative therapy.

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on albuterol

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on albuterol

The following medications may interact with albuterol:

  • other short-acting sympathomimetic aerosol bronchodilators and adrenergic drugs may potentiate effect. beta-blockers may decrease effectiveness of albuterol and produce severe bronchospasm. diuretics, or non-potassium sparing diuretics may potentiate hypokalemia or ECG changes
  • digoxin may decrease serum digoxin levels
  • monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants may potentiate effect of albuterol on the cardiovascular system
Who makes albuterol?

Who makes albuterol?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is albuterol safe in pregnancy?

Is albuterol safe in pregnancy?

albuterol is safe to use at prescribed normal doses if you have difficulty breathing during your pregnancy.


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