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Medication To Treat Wheezing, Difficulty Breathing, Chest Tightness and Coughing.

Albuterol is a prescription drug. It is used to treat wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness and coughing due to conditions like:

  • Chronic obstructivepulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma- a long –termdisease of the airways and lungs

It is aquick relief medication that belongs to the group of drug known as beta2-adrenergicagonist bronchodilators. It is also used to prevent breathing difficultiesduring exercise. It is sometimes used to improve muscle paralysis in peoplewith 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?

Albuterolinhalation solution comes as a liquid form to inhale with a nebulizer. Yourdose and how often you should use this medication is based on:

  • your condition
  • your age
  • how you react to theinitial treatment
  • your other medicalconditions

 Albuterol is typically used every 4 to 6 hoursor as needed. Each treatment usually takes 5 to 15 minutes. When using thisproduct, check for any discoloration in the liquid. Use a dropper to carefullymeasure the prescribed amount to be placed in the nebulizer. Use Albuterolexactly as directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Immediately replace the dropperand tightly close the bottle. Do not mix other medicines in your nebulizer. Donot swallow the solution.

What are the side effects of Albuterolinhalation solution?

Some ofthe side effects are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Shaking or tremor
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat

Seriousside effects are:

  • Allergic reaction withsigns like hives, rash, trouble swallowing and swelling of the face, lips,eyelids. Tongue and throat
  • Heart problems withsymptoms like high blood pressure and faster heart rate
  • Swelling of the musclesaround the airways

In caseof serious side effects seek medication attention right away.

Important Information

  • This medication may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor if you are taking other medications including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
  • Albuterol is not approved by the FDA as a weight loss remedy.
  • This medication can only control the symptoms of COPD and asthma but it does not cure them.
  • Albuterol can sometimes cause breathing problems and wheezing right after being inhaled.

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