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Do you need a prescription for albuterol?

Yes, albuterol is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is albuterol without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase albuterol, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for albuterol in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a albuterol savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your albuterol with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a albuterol coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide albuterol coupons or FREE albuterol samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for albuterol in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much albuterol?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using albuterol. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much albuterol. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic albuterol?

Generic albuterol refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of albuterol

Albuterol is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Active ingredient of albuterol

The active ingredient of albuterol is albuterol sulfate.

US brand name of albuterol and manufacturer

The US brand names of albuterol include ProAir HFA, Proventil HFA, and Ventolin HFA. These medications are manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of albuterol and manufacturer

In the UK, albuterol is known as salbutamol, and it is available under various brand names, including Ventolin and Salamol. The manufacturers may vary.

Prescription requirement for albuterol

A prescription (Rx) is required for albuterol in both the US and the UK.

Availability of albuterol in the UK with NHS prescription

Albuterol (salbutamol) is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by albuterol

Albuterol is primarily used to relieve and prevent symptoms of asthma (reversible obstructive airway disease) and other lung diseases, such as wheezing, breathing problems, and coughing. It can also be used to manage symptoms of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and exercise-induced bronchospasm.

How does albuterol work?

Albuterol is in a class of medications called adrenergic bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. This helps to relieve bronchospasm and improve airflow in the lungs.

Forms of albuterol available

Albuterol is available in various forms, including inhalers (HFA aerosol inhalers and dry powder inhalers), nebulizer solutions, and oral tablets.

Dosage of albuterol

The dosage of albuterol depends on the specific condition being treated and individual patient factors. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Directions for albuterol use

Albuterol inhalers should be used as directed by the healthcare provider. The inhaler should be shaken well before each use, and the patient should breathe out fully before inhaling the medication. Take the cap off the mouthpiece of the actuator. The mouthpiece should be placed in the mouth and the medication inhaled deeply while pressing down on the canister.

Store the metered dose inhaler at room temperature with the mouthpiece down. Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children.

Dispose of the powder inhaler 13 months after you open the foil wrapper, after the expiration date on the package, or after you have used the labeled number of inhalation, whichever comes first.

Warnings and precautions for albuterol

Interactions with other drugs

Albuterol may interact with certain medications, including beta-blockers, diuretics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). It is important to inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken.

Use of albuterol during pregnancy

Albuterol should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed and under the guidance of a healthcare provider. The potential risks and benefits should be discussed.

Use of albuterol while breastfeeding

Albuterol may pass into breast milk, but the amount is considered small and unlikely to cause harm to the nursing infant. Consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to discuss the specific situation.

Possible side effects of albuterol

Common side effects of albuterol may include jitteriness, tremors, dry mouth, headache, increased heart rate, and throat irritation. Serious side effects are rare but can include chest pain, irregular heart rhythms, and allergic reactions.

Similar drugs to albuterol

Other short-acting beta-agonists similar to albuterol include levalbuterol and pirbuterol.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

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