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how long does albuterol last

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Albuterol: Albuterol works for approximately 4-6 hours.If your are using it more than 4 times a day you must see your doctor to see if you need steroids to help ... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
About right:: 4 hours is the usual duration of action. Of course, if you need it this often, your doctor will probably consider putting you on other meds as well.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Short: These are short acting drugs with low half lives (ie the time it takes to clear the drug from the body). It would be rare to have symptoms that persis ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khaled Mohamed
38 years experience Psychiatry
Few minutes: This is well known side effects from albutrol, which should only be used as needed. If it is something which you are using continuously, you may need ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
39 years experience Psychiatry
Long time: All bronchodilators and decongestants as well as caffeine can cause this. Sometimes it resolves but often it doesn't. Reduce unnecessary caffeine and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Dr. Gary Kohn answered
27 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
See below: First off post viral coughs can last up to 3 weeks. Next albuterol is not a "cold" medication but rather a reliever medication for asthma. As colds a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It often does: Give your physician a call, especially if your heart is doing more than 5 flipflops per minute or it bothers you. It's not especially dangerous. By t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Probably,but: Probably no increased danger, but expired medication often lose potency and do not work.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
44 years experience Pharmacology
Albuterol: An albuterol inhaler is considered a rescue bronchodilator which means that bronchodialtion should begin in a matter of minutes.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May be: it isn't the issue of being expired, rather if there is still an active ingredient (the main medicine) in the inhaler? or it just sprays other inactiv ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: There are studies showing that regular use of albuterol will decrease its effectiveness and even worsens asthma. If you need to use it more than 2x/wk ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough/asthma: I would talk to your doctor. Maybe you are coming down with a cold. If you normally run this amount and are having an issue, something is off.

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