Albuterol is a prescription medication. It is used to treat wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness and coughing due to conditions like:
It is a quick relief medication that belongs to the group of drug known as beta2-adrenergic agonist bronchodilators. It is also used to prevent breathing difficulties during exercise. It is sometimes used to improve muscle paralysis in people with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis.
Albuterol inhalation solution is also known as Salbutamol. It is FDA approved for the treatment of asthma and other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is prescribed for use by adults and children 2 years of age and older. It helps makes breathing easier. It works by relaxing and opening the air passages into the lungs for up to 6 to 12 hours.
How to use Albuterol inhalation solution?
Albuterol inhalation solution comes as a liquid form to inhale with a nebulizer. Your dose and how often you should use this medication is based on:
Albuterol is typically used every 4 to 6 hours or as needed. Each treatment usually takes 5 to 15 minutes. When using this product, check for any discoloration in the liquid. Use a dropper to carefully measure the prescribed amount to be placed in the nebulizer. Use Albuterol exactly as directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Immediately replace the dropper and tightly close the bottle. Do not mix other medicines in your nebulizer. Do not swallow the solution.
What are the side effects of Albuterol inhalation solution?
Some of the side effects are:
Serious side effects are:
In case of serious side effects seek medication attention right away.